In this week’s selections, we recommend new releases in fiction and nonfiction that caught our attention and should definitely hold yours! You’ll also find a selection of titles we recommend related to the news headlines.
What we recommend this week
If you know a thing or two about the New York music scene from the 1980’s, the name of Kim Gordon should ring a bell. Member of the cult band Sonic Youth and ultimate cool girl, Gordon just released her memoir Girl in a Band, looking back on several decades in one of the most revered and respected bands of our time and on her personal experience beyond this environment.
Do you sometimes wish you could crawl under people’s skin and literally inhabit their body and watch the world through their eyes? Such is the premise of Claire North’s latest novel Touch, a novel that was deemed “touching, horrifying, magnificent” by NPR book critic Amal El-Mohtar, and sounds chilling enough to make you want to crack the book open right away.
Have we come to a point where science has explained everything there is to know about anything? In his fascinating book To Explain the World, Steven Weinberg looks back on centuries of advancement and knowledge in science and how this knowledge is integrated in our daily lives and in the way we look at the world.
What’s happening in the world? Here are some books that might help you understand