Evan

I'm Evan and I'm not happy unless I'm reading 9 books at once and then forgetting what's going on in each of them. I mostly read nonfiction: world history, nature, any science, and Buddhism are my favorite subjects. I'll read any kind of fiction, but especially horror (which I then regret when I'm home alone), anything lgbt+, and mystery.

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Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space By Adam Higginbotham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982176617
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 14th, 2024

Riveting, well-researched, and as comprehensible as rocket science can be. This is a brilliant history of the triumphs and controversies of the space shuttle program, and the hubris that destroyed lives.


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Songs on Endless Repeat: Essays and Outtakes By Anthony Veasna So, Jonathan Dee (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anthony Veasna So, Jonathan Dee (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780063049963
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Published: Ecco - December 5th, 2023

Wow, what a writer. A beautiful collection of soulful, insightful, and moving essays and stories, including the beginnings of his planned queer, Cambodian-American novel. I'll read everything he wrote and wish there were more.


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A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, a History, a Memorial By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802160508
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Published: Grove Press - October 3rd, 2023

Vivid, pensive, and bone-deep. A masterpiece of everything a memoir can do. Nguyen has crafted a beautiful exploration of identity, trauma, and storytelling in the contradiction of America.


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Planta Sapiens: The New Science of Plant Intelligence By Paco Calvo, Natalie Lawrence (With) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324074618
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 26th, 2024

Delightful and fascinating. Calvo will change the way you see our photosynthesizing friends and challenge your assumptions of what it means to be alive.


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Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach (Regional Foraging Series) By Lisa M. Rose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604695311
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Published: Timber Press - June 24th, 2015

My odds of poisoning myself are significantly lower (though never say never). Great photos, useful descriptions, and considerations for ethical harvesting, this is the perfect guide!


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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory By Caitlin Doughty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

In this moving, fascinating, and funny memoir, Doughty argues that death is one of the most important parts of life. And it does us no favors to look away. This tour behind the curtain of mainstream American funerary industry is life-changing, and death-changing.


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Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think By Dennis Greenberger, PhD, Christine A. Padesky, PhD, Aaron T. Beck, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781462520428
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Published: The Guilford Press - October 15th, 2015

If therapy is inaccessible for you, I'll always recommend this workbook. You are more than your habits of thought, feeling, or behavior. There's tons of help out there- give this a try.


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Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices By Kevin Manders (Editor), Elizabeth Marston (Editor) Cover Image
By Kevin Manders (Editor), Elizabeth Marston (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781623174156
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Published: North Atlantic Books - October 22nd, 2019

Being trans and Buddhist can go beautifully hand-in-hand, as these essays show. This allowed me to recognize my transness as an affirmation of anicca and anatta, not a contradiction of them, and I'm deeply grateful. There is a supportive dharma and a loving sangha for you and your whole self (or non-self...). This book is a breath of fresh air for anyone who's ever doubted that.


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Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition By Bhante Bhante Gunaratana Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780861719068
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Published: Wisdom Publications - September 6th, 2011

It's just perfect. Novice or experienced, Buddhist or secular meditator, this is everything you need to establish a meditation practice. I'll return to it time and time again, no matter how far I get down my path.


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Sociopath: A Memoir By Ph.D. Patric Gagne Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668003183
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 2nd, 2024

What is it like to be told as a child that you're destined for evil? Ironically empathetic and deeply fascinating, Gagne takes us beyond the horror movie stereotypes and shows us the human behind one of the most sensationalized and stigmatized mental illnesses.


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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender By Dr. Kit Heyam, Ph.D Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541603080
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Published: Seal Press - September 13th, 2022

This is a beautiful introduction to a global history of gender. Trans people don't need historical precedence to deserve support and validation, but there is great comfort, power, and joy to be found in representation. We are, and always have been, real.


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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
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ISBN: 9780593133231
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Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

I never thought I'd get emotional over the anatomy of a jumping spider's eye. Yong has crafted such a beautiful portrait of our world and those we share it with. The viewpoints of even the smallest, simplest creatures feel wonderous.


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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World By Steve Brusatte Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062490438
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Published: Mariner Books - April 30th, 2019

Did you know a new dinosaur species is discovered every week? Did you know that long-necked sauropods had hollow bones? You would if you read this book! Don't let the boring adult world lie to you that dinos are only for children- this book is fascinating!


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Five Little Indians: A Novel By Michelle Good Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781443459181
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 14th, 2020

"Neither of us survived, even though I’m still walking.” A difficult and important book about a topic the deserves our attention. These characters, especially Clara, will stay with me for a long time.


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I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel By Iain Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126949
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 21st, 2017

Let go of your need to understand exactly what's happening and this'll be a ride. Spooky, mysterious, and trippy with unexpected depth into the nature of identity.


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The Rabbit Listened By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

It can be hard to know how to help when someone is upset- and when we're upset, it can be hard to identify what we need. But sometimes, the best way to help is just to listen.


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Fingersmith By Sarah Waters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573229722
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2002

Psychological heists and Victorian lesbians: what more do you need? Great characters, great story, great writing. Choosing only one favorite Sarah Waters book is sinful, but this would have to be mine.


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Underland: A Deep Time Journey By Robert Macfarlane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Nature writing has never been more poetic. MacFarlane takes us on a sweeping journey below the surface of our everyday lives and worries, his writing brimming with wonder and the magic of science. There's a lot going on just beneath our feet...


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The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

This book reads like the creeping, unnerving climb to the top of a roller-coaster. And when it plunges, it is a chilling, poignant tale of indigenous identity, revenge, and reckoning. Incredibly unique!


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The Order of Time By Carlo Rovelli Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735216112
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 10th, 2019

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

This is the best, most beautiful book in the whole entire world. I'm so confident, I'm not even afraid of over-hyping it. These teachings are a lifeline thrown for us all.


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Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525565994
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

Richly informative with all the excitement of scientific inquiry. Simard documents the barriers she faced as a woman in forestry and ecology as she battled her way to her great discoveries.