Non-Fiction Staff Picks for 2017


Posted on January 11, 2018 - 12:01pm

You'll find our staff reads widely and there is something on this list to appeal to pretty much everyone. Please enjoy our staff's 2017 non-fiction selections! 

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by John Acuff
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry 
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the People’s Temple by Jeff Guinn
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Yoga Bodies by Lauren Lipton
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas J. Preston
The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability by Jasbir K. Puar (on order)
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Mastering the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero 
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen
Bright Line Eating: the Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free by Susan Peirce Thompson
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin 
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
Rabbit: the Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams
What Unites Us, by Dan Rather

--Madeline Jarvis, Adult Services Coordinator