A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman
Perfect for a Rainy Day Because: The next rainbow you see after you read this book will be the best rainbow you’ve ever seen. Trust us.
Plot: There isn’t one; it’s non-fic. Ellen Page is among the fans of this book, which consists of different sections, each devoted to one of our five senses. Ackerman’s prose is fun and lively (“Words are small shapes in the gorgeous chaos of the world,” she says) and you will learn a TON about how the senses are used in other cultures, how they connect us all, etc.