Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.
Nonfiction I Like
10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades. A must-read if you’re a student, I’m serious.
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman. If you’re into physics. I’m actually currently reading this, I’ve taken it on vacation, to the beach, everywhere. It has sand stuck to it, but it was worth it.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. To get a reminder of why you shouldn’t drop out of school and run live in the woods, at least without a lot of preparation (and then you might as well study). Just kidding, it’s a good story, here’s my full review.
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham. Also if you’re into physics. It’s not meant to learn you as much as Six Easy Pieces, more to make you curious. A bit of humor and very nice illustrations, I’m currently reading this book as well.
Nonfiction on my TBR:
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong. Biology, I guess. I’m very interested in microbes and our immune system because mine isn’t working properly (autoimmune disease).
The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry. Pain is weird, describing pain is weird, I want to learn more about it.
A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley. I like math, but my frustrations overpower that interest with every test (we had a weird teacher last year, you would never know what difficulty one test would be based on the last one, or if it was in the curriculum). Trying to get that interest back, it’s difficult.
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking. I’ve read a few physics books, but never any by Stephen Hawking (I’m cringing writing this). I had this book in my hands this summer, started to read it and then it disappeared on vacation.
Three Physics Youtube Channels I Recommend:
- Simon Clark studies physics and had a series of vlogs from his PhD in atmospheric physics or something at Exeter Uni. Also his current profile picture makes him seem like an evil mastermind.
- Alicedoesphysics is starting her third year in physics at Lancaster Uni and has a really good and informative channel.
- Andrew Dotson just moved to New Mexico for to get his master in physics and has daily uploads which are great and very varied, from tips to vlogging to lectures.
- I just realized I’m way more into physics than any other science. Huh.