Book Releases and Reviews: November 9, 2021

We’re a little non-fiction focus in our reviews for the November 9 book releases. We’ve got recs that will teach you all about the history of the spread of diseases and that will show you the value of the U.S.’s National Forests.

Patient Zero by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen


This was a super interesting overview of the history and origins of different disease epidemics throughout history. I learned a lot not only about the diseases themselves, but how medicine has progressed through history to combat disease.

Our National Forests by Greg M. Peters


I grew up near a national forest and even went camping in it, but never really understood what a national forest was. This book does a great job explain what national forests are, what their purpose is, and their history in this country. I loved the photographs included in the book, and appreciated that it didn’t avoid the negative parts of its past.

What November 9 book releases are you looking forward to get your hands on? We’re super excited to check out Noor by Nnedi Okorafor, The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, and A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger