From extreme rains in some places to early spring in others, weather events prompt questions about what role climate change may be playing.
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all,” Henry David Thoreau once wisely counseled. It is in that spirit that we offer this list. As happens every year, 2016 was full of widely praised books, but the 15 listed here are the nonfiction titles the Monitor’s book critics most hope you will not miss. So for the holidays and beyond: Happy reading!