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Fill Your Ever-Expanding Bookshelf With Bookstr’s Nonfiction Recommendations!


Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s nonfiction picks are bestsellers, and showcase what’s resonating with audiences right now! Pick these up to see what everyone is talking about!


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5. Hungry by Jeff Gordinier 

Hungry by Jeff Gordinier is a story for any food lover to wet your appetite for meals and adventure. Feeling stuck in a dead-end work life, Gordinier happens into a fateful meeting with a Danish chef Rene Redzepi. The two begin the adventure of a lifetime, to set off across the world to find new flavors, new meals, and new food together. Across the world, they begin this road trip. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world’s finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi’s merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sánchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.



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4. Nuking the Moon by Vince Houghton 

Nuking the Moon by Vince Houghton is a funny, hilarious book on so called ‘intelligence’ schemes the military left on the drawing board. Among them are attempts to use cats as listening devices, make aircraft carriers out of icebergs, psyche out Japanese soldiers by dropping foxes onto beaches, and yes…nuking the moon in order to shift hurricane trajectories. Obviously, none of these insane ideas came to reality but you’d be surprised how close them each came in this hidden history of government antics.



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3. They bled blue by Jason Turbow

They Bled Blue by sportswriter Jason Turbow captures the Los Angeles Dodgers’ thrilling, improbable 1981 championship season, highlighting the behind the scenes antics of the edgy and cast of colorful characters of the team. Eventually, this team went on to defeat the New York Yankees. This is a summer treat for fans of sports, mad tales of excess, and the quirkiness that is the rollicking, crazy ride of the 1981 baseball season.



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2. The Vinyl Frontier by Jonathan Scott 

The Vinyl Frontier by Jonathan Scott is an unlikely story of the 1977 NASA team attempting to craft the perfect playlist to place on the Voyager probe. Led by the great Carl Sagan, the music was intended not just to represent humanity but also to advertise our world to any intelligent alien forms of life. This book tells of how the record, The Sounds of Earth, was created. The final playlist contains music written and performed by well-known names such as Bach, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson, as well as music from China, India and more remote cultures such as a community in Small Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It also contained a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, a variety of scientific figures and dimensions, and instructions on how to use it for a variety of alien lifeforms. This is a fascinating book showcasing the creation of one of humanity’s greatest achievements.



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1. Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz 

Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz is a tale of one man’s journey across the American South. Tony Horwitz recounts the experience of an American journalist who was sent to explore the South prior to the Civil War as an assignment. The book follows this journalist’s journey, as the South proved to be an alien, hostile environment. He traveled for fourteen months on stagecoach, horseback, and by boat, becoming America’s first renowned landscape architect. In the modern day, Tony Horwitz tries to follow the journey undertaken over a century ago, seeking context for the divide between the South and the rest of America.



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Boom! Studios Announces ‘Adventure Time’ Is BACK with Comic Mini-Series

The wrap-up of the popular animated show, Adventure Time, isn’t stopping more new stories from unraveling. Boom! Studios has decided to introduce a whole new Adventure Time comic book series that will focus on the stories of Marceline and Simon (also known as Ice King). The mini-series will run for 6 issues and be written by the Vampire Queen and voice of Marceline herself, Olivia Olson, and drawn by Slimm Fabert. The mini-series will begin to hit shelves in January 2019. Following the aftermath of the show, Marceline and Simon are on a journey to make amends for his bad behavior and actions when he was under the control of the cursed crown.



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From a big Adventure Time fan, I can tell you this is definitely the best comic duo to focus on. The comic will allow them to expand on the past and present lore that is Marceline and Simon. However, the show also allowed us glimpses into the past and their relationship as they pushed to survive in the aftermath of the Great Mushroom War. But this series will paint the bigger picture of who Simon is as a person; we’re able to get to know the man who was transformed into Ice King. I can’t wait to see what the comic will have in store and what story will unfurl once it’s released.



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HBO to Co-Produce BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Adaptation

For anybody (mostly everybody) disappointed by the 2007 film, word from Vulture is that the BBC and HBO are teaming up to produce a new adaptation of author Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.


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The first of the books, The Golden Compass (Northern Lights outside North America) is set in an parallel universe ruled by a overbearing theocracy and where the human soul exists apart the body in the form of daemon, a sort of animal representation of one’s true nature. The tale follows an orphan living in Oxford named Lyra as she sets off on a fantasy adventure with witches, talking armored polar bears, and travel to other worlds entirely.


The cast includes the likes of Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tom Hooper, director of The King’s Speech and 2012’s Les Misérables, is set to helm the first two episodes.


Let’s hope they get it right this time. While the first book in the trilogy is a fairly straightforward tale, the sequels quickly turn Lyra’s journey into a sweeping epic about the ultimate fate of the multiverse and all of its untold number of sentient beings. The people at HBO and the BBC are no strangers to producing grand narratives like this, so we’re hoping they can do the source material some justice. Keep your alethiometers handy.


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‘Adventure Time’ Will Continue In the Comics

Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward, has finally come to an end with a four-part finale. The Great Gum War was brought to a head as Princess Bubblegum headed into battle against her Uncle Gumbald in an effort to exert her power, her resilience and to rid Ooo of what she saw as a huge threat. Many questions were left both answered and unanswered in the finale. The finale was jammed packed with fan favorites, moments that are forever seared into our minds. Adventure Time has always sought out to create meaningful messages, pushing the boundaries of expectations and definitely did not miss it in this finale where they challenge social norms, faced old adversaries and sought to meet an understanding to end the war. Action, adventure including romance all rolled into a four-part special left fan satisfied yet hungry for more.



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For fans hungry for more Adventure Time, BOOM! Studios is ready! The saga will continue through serialized comics that will released in stores this October starting with Adventure Time Season 11 #1. The serialized comics will focus on stories after the Great Gum War. The comics will follow our favorite characters along with some new ones into their futures after the war. Eisner Award-winning writer, Sonny Liew including artist, Marina Julia, will write and illustrate the upcoming comics. However, though the comics will feed fans hunger for more Adventure Time, fans should also be aware that the comics will be non-canon. I don’t know about you, non-canon or not, I would love to see how the future of the characters turns out after the war.



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