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With the goal of encouraging book clubs everywhere to choose a nonfiction science book to read and discuss, SB&F has launched its first four book club suggestions with accompanying reading guides. Many popular science books written today have gripping narratives, stranger than fiction storylines, and interesting insights in to current scientific issues. These characteristics make for great discussions of the book. No need to have in-depth knowledge of the subject at hand. Popular science books are written for the general public and are meant to give a broad, but fascinating, look at the world around us. From tales of adventure and discovery around the world to the complexities of the human brain, popular science books are great choices for book clubs. Discussions of the books are sure to entertain and enlighten!


The first four books we chose to suggest for book club reading are all recent SB&F Prize winners. We plan to release new book club suggestions and reading guides each month. Each reading guide gives a short synopsis of the book; suggested audience for the book; a little bit about the author(s); information on why the book would make a good book club selection; some sample questions you can use to discuss the book; other books readers might enjoy; and additional resources on the topic. If you have a book you would like see a reading guide for, please email us your suggestions at

Posted 17 Jun 2010 10:29 AM by Heather Malcomson