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    12 Books For People Who Like Learning Things But Don't Want To Work That Hard

    Whether you're interested in science, sex, or politics, we've got something for you.

    It's finally summer, which means you might be about to take a short break from work or school. You probably want to relax with a good book, even if ~beach reads~ aren't your thing.

    If you want to keep learning while you're on vacation, here are a few nonfiction books that'll keep you entertained.

    1. If you love memoirs, read Hope Jahren's Lab Girl.

    2. If you want to learn more about sex, read Emily Nagoski's Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life.

    3. If you love learning about animals, read Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness.

    4. If you're interested in learning about climate change, read Jeff Goodell's The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.

    5. If you like history and/or Southern food, read Michael Twitty's The Cooking Gene.

    6. If you enjoy feminist essays, read Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things To Me.

    7. If you're interested in psychology, read Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.

    8. If you're feeling a little helpless in the current political climate, read Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

    9. If you love the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates, read Between the World and Me.

    10. If you're interested in US education policy, read Dale Russakoff's The Prize: Who's In Charge Of America's Schools?

    11. If you're interested in the difficult relationships we all have with food and our bodies, read Roxane Gay's Hunger.

    12. And if you like shows like Chef's Table or Cooked, read Dan Barber's The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.