Grunt by Mary Roach

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Originally published in: 2016

What it’s about: Oddball military history and research. Its subtitle says it all – “The curious science of humans at war.”

What made me pick it up: Mary Roach is one of my favorite nonfiction writers, so as soon as I saw it was coming out I placed a hold.

My favorite things: This book is so informative and hilarious. I really enjoyed learning the behind-the-scenes aspects of military research and historical information that Roach covers. She is my journalistic idol.

Who it’s great for: Teens or adults. Anyone interested in random military anecdotes and being entertained. Roach fans who want another great read.

Erica’s rating: four-and-a-half-shells

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