Recommended Reads, 17th in a Quarterly Series
Stuff I've read lately that I'd recommend:
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University (Roose). A secular kid from Brown transfers to Liberty for a semester to see what it's like to live, play, and worship among fundamentalist Christians.
The End of Food (Roberts). An expansive look at food systems. This book has a little bit of everything: science, capitalism, economics, and social justice.
Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business (Lutz). It's pretty clear which one Lutz is (a car guy) and who he despises (the bean counters).
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Shah). Loved this deep dive into this deadly and intractable disease. The author is a good reporter.
Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (Royte). Another "good reporter" author. I loved her exploration of waste in "Garbageland," and this one, about bottled water, is pretty darn good too.
Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports (Barrow). Sports and science together? I'm in.