These titles from the August issue of Scientific American:
A Briefer History of Time, by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Miodinow. We are told that this is a light version of Hawking's 1998 book of a similar name. I must say that I had trouble understanding the earlier book. Maybe I'll do better with this one.
Jacob's Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History, by David B. Goldstein. Sounds like a perfect book for those interested in Jews, Genealogy and/or Genes. Or Africa. "Is an obscure South African Bantu group one of the lost tribes?" the reviewer asks.
Short review of these and other books in the review column of the magazine (scroll down).