Nonfiction Summer Reading | Wyatt's World

This summer, there are plenty of buzzy novels to enthrall, puzzle, and entertain readers. There's also a wealth of nonfiction addressing seasonal subjects, from sea creatures to baseball and beyond.


This summer, there are plenty of buzzy novels to enthrall, puzzle, and entertain readers. There's also a wealth of nonfiction addressing seasonal subjects, from sea creatures to baseball and beyond.


src="/content/gallery/Jlibrary/2762_carnivaloflosses72718.jpg" style="max-width: 100%; float: right;" class="summernote-placed-asset" data-uniqueidentifier="2762" data-profile="Image" data-timestamp="1532702909926"A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninetyby Donald Hall (Houghton Harcourt).
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Hall (1928–2018) remains one of the nation's most important literary voices. His final book—an intimate gift about poetry and living—showcases his skills as an essayist and memoir writer.


The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politicsby Dan Kaufman (Norton).
Inevitably, summer will give way to fall and all the high-stakes political action to come. Kaufman's study considers one state's changing political fortunes and the machinations behind them.


Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creaturesby Nick Pyenson (Viking).
In this grand, accessible mix of several popular nonfiction subjects, Pyenson guides readers across the globe, back in time, and through the history of the natural science of whales.


Astroball: The New Way To Win It Allby Ben Reiter (Crown Archetype).
The next advance in sports analytics helped the Astros win the World Series, a feat Reiter predicted in 2014. What happened, what the team did—and thought—makes this involving reading for sports fans and more.


Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight To Exonerate an Innocent Manby Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic (S. & S.).
Mark this brilliantly researched and constructed tale of one of the world's most famous ships as one of the top books of summer. It presents an account of war and survival but also of redemption.


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