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WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 5 – Science History with Tyson

Posted on October 7, 2022

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Latest Episode: Episode 5 – Science History with Tyson
Guest Librarian: Tyson Bolles

Interview Notes:

Today we’re going to be speaking with librarian Tyson Bolles about non-fiction history title, The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us by Steve Brusatte. Known for his New York Times bestseller, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World (2018), Brusatte is an  American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist.

If you like science writing, especially natural history, here are some other titles and authors Tyson recommends that you try:

Jennifer Ackerman – Genius of Birds

Sy Mongomery – Soul of an Octopus

Elizabeth Colbert – TheSixth Extinction

Questions? Comments? Recommendations? Email us at: WFLBookReport@minlib.net

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Reader’s Report

ADULT FICTION

  1. The only good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  2. Behold the dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  3. The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
  4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  5. The plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz



ADULT NONFICTION

  1. The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre
  2. From strength to strength : finding success, happiness, and deep purpose in the second half of life by Arthur C. Brooks
  3. Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
  4. Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones by James Clear
  5. Survival of the sickest : a medical maverick discovers why we need disease by Sharon Moalem

 

MYSTERY

  1. The woman in the library : a novel by Sulari Gentill
  2. Poison for breakfast by Lemony Snicket
  3. The Palm Beach murders : thrillers by James Patterson
  4. Sleep no more : six murderous tales by P.D. James
  5. Death of an avid reader by Frances Brody



SCIENCE FICTION

  1. Ancillary justice by Ann Leckie
  2. Fire & blood by George R. R. Martin
  3. Leviathan wakes by James S. A. Corey
  4. The hero of ages by Brandon Sanderson
  5. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir



DVD

  1. Jurassic World dominion
  2. Downton Abbey. A new era
  3. Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness
  4. Morbius
  5. Fantastic beasts. The secrets of Dumbledore

 

BIOGRAPHY

  1. What my bones know : a memoir of healing from complex trauma by Stephanie Foo
  2. The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race by Walter Isaacson
  3. The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates by Wes Moore
  4. Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah
  5. The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams by Ben Bradlee

 

AUDIOBOOKS

  1. The Lincoln highway : a novel by Amor Towles
  2. The overstory by Richard Powers
  3. Left on Tenth : a second chance at life by Delia Ephron
  4. These precious days by Ann Patchett
  5. How to lead : wisdom from the world’s greatest CEOs, founders, and game changers by David M. Rubenstein

 

COOKBOOKS

  1. The weekday vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach
  2. Half baked harvest every day : recipes for balanced, flexible, feel-good meals by Tieghan Gerard
  3. The lighter step-by-step Instant Pot cookbook by Jeffrey Eisner
  4. The winter table : fireside feasts for family and friends by Lisa Lemke
  5. The wok : recipes and techniques by J. Kenji López-Alt

 

YOUNG ADULT

  1. The promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai
  2. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  3. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  4. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  5. Dress coded by Carrie Firestone, Carrie

 

GRAPHIC NOVELSAttack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

  1. The mortal instruments : the graphic novel by Cassandra Clare
  2. Black butler by Yana Toboso
  3. The best we could do : an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui
  4. Jujutsu kaisen. 2, Fearsome womb by Gege Akutami