Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
I read just about everything Evanovich puts out. Her books a pure fun, escapism... Cotton Candy for the brain!
Newton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson
A fascinating story about the other - lesser known - career of Sir Isaac Newton.
The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
Basically, this is the history of forensics. Should be required reading for all crime or mystery writers!
Sugar: The Grass that Changed the World by Sanjida O'Connell
The first 3/4 of the book were really interesting: ancient history of sugar, plantations, sugar and the colonies. The last section of the book is on sugar and the body, and on sugar and government regulations (re: trade) and those topics are not really of interest to me. But the colonial days and plantation economies, etc. made for excellent reading!