This debut novel is a wonderful convergence of fantasy and historical fiction. Combining Russian folklore and Ivan the Terrible’s reign, it is perfect for someone who is typically a nonfiction reader, but looking to branch out!
Watching the Wild intently growing up, I knew that Derek Boogaard was a major part of the team and our main enforcer; however, I did not know much about his death at the time that it happened. Reading this book gave me insight into professional sports, sports medicine, violence within sport and the painkiller problem that is so prevalent in sport. A really important read for sports fans.
This autobiography delves into Agassi’s upbringing, personal and professional life. He writes a lot about mental health and finding himself outside of sport. A few of my non reader friends even said they loved this one.
Covering the sinking of the passengers ship the Lusitania during World War I, Larson weaves personal stories of passengers with the politics and global events of the time. This reads more like an novel and was a fascinating look into an major event in history that I had known little about.
Part memoir, part history & science. This beautifully written book was so relatable and greatly helped me find hope and peace amongst so much chaos. The illustrations throughout are also amazing.
cw: suicidal thoughts, racism
This is the first book in the Armand Gamache series. Penny's writing is stunning as she weaves friendship, murder, culture and history into one storyline. Far from a cozy mystery but nowhere near dark and gorey, this series has become a favorite in my family (my grandpa calls me every couple weeks asking for the next book). I only wish I had found Penny earlier.