Books I Read This Month - November 2012

I had a hectically busy month! Hardly any time to read! Here are the books I read this month...

Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life by David Grinspoon

I read this 1) for the purposes of research for my novel and 2) because I am extremely interested in the concept of extraterrestrial life. This book explores the history, science, and cultural aspects of the belief in and search for life on other planets. Very entertaining and informative, but I think it focused way too much on our solar system, particularly on Mars and Venus. I was surprised at how much of the science I already knew. This is a great book for those who want an analysis of the possibilities of extraterrestrial life from the perspective of a true scientist, but written in an entertaining and non-jargon-filled way.


As It Is on Earth by Peter M. Wheelwright

The Parallel Conspiracy by Richard Paul Lori

Phoebe and the Ghost of Chagall by Jill Koenigsdorf