Book Review: “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

Summer can often be seen as the time for easy, fun, escapist reading. The latest from Colson Whitehead certainly is not that. Don’t get me wrong, the writing style has enough of a pop-sensibility and the plot is suspenseful enough to keep readers turning the pages, but knowing that this story is based on a very-real place, makes the subject matter far from easy.

Book Review: “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben

In Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory, there is a character who has dedicated her life to the study of trees and discovers that they are capable of communicating with each other. While this may sound fantastic, there is a growing amount of real science behind the idea, and I had been very curious about it ever since having read the book last year.