Why Read Nonfiction?

There's nothing more comforting than escaping into fiction. But nonfiction can be as captivating, fascinating and dramatic as stories of make-believe. From biographies to history books -- the best nonfiction books draw you into their worlds, broaden your horizon and offer fresh perspectives on the world we live in. Get to Know Fascinating People What … Continue reading Why Read Nonfiction?

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In the Same Boat: Human-Animal Relationships in Life of Pi

In Life of Pi, Yann Martel takes us on a thought experiment: What would happen if a boy and a Bengal tiger were stuck together on a small lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Contrary to what everyone would expect, the tiger doesn’t kill the boy. Instead, the two develop an unusual friendship … Continue reading In the Same Boat: Human-Animal Relationships in Life of Pi

Why You Should Read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I think it's not an exaggeration to say that Angie Thomas's YA novel The Hate U Give is among the most important books of this century. If you've already read this book, you certainly know what I mean. If you haven't, make sure you do! Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, THUG tells the … Continue reading Why You Should Read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas