2019 Staff Favorites - Adult Nonfiction

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2019 Staff Favorites - Adult Nonfiction (PDF)

General Nonfiction

*The Library Book
Susan Orlean, 2018
027.473 / ORL
BOD / 027.473 / ORL
LP / 027.473 / ORL
Liked by Kasia H.

*The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So Great Ones) Saved My Life
Andy Miller, 2014
028.9 / MIL
Liked by Brian R.

SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions
Rainn Wilson, 2010
100 / SOU
Liked by Bryn K.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant, 2016
153.35 / GRA
BOD / 153.35 / GRA
Liked by Ann P.

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Hendrie Weisinger, 2015
155.9042 / WEI
Liked by Elaine B.

*Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life
Brooke McAlary, 2017
158.1 / MCA
Liked by Rachel F.

*The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
Ian Morgan Cron, 2016
248.4 / CRO
Liked by Elaine B.

Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God
Max Lucado, 2018
248.4 / LUC
Liked by Janet R.

Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence
Pope Francis, 2017
248.482 / FRA
Liked by Janet R.

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
Nadia Bolz-Weber, 2013
284.135 / BOL
Liked by Becky K.

*Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2013
304.2 / KIM
Liked by Rachel B.

A Universe of One’s Own
Antonia Hayes, 2017
305.42 / HAY
Liked by Greg B.

*We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2017
305.896 / COA
BOD / 305.896 / COA
Liked by Robin H.

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
Virginia Eubanks, 2018
362.5 / EUB
Liked by Kasia H.

*Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Paul Hawken, 2017
363.73874 / DRA
Liked by Rachel V.

*I’ll Be Gone In the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Michelle McNamara, 2018
364.1523 / MCN
BOD / 364.1523 / MCN
LP / 364.1523 / MCN
Liked by Paul H.

Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education
Thich Nhat Hanh, 2017
371.102 / NHA
Liked by Elaine B.

*The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Mark Forsyth, 2011
422 / FOR
Liked by Matt W.

*The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World
Peter Wohlleben, 2016
582.16 / WOH
Liked by Donica M.

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Robert Sullivan, 2004
599.352 / SUL
Liked by Becky K.

*The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts-- and the Rest of Your Life
Matt Frazier, 2017
641.5636 / FRA
Liked by Elaine B.

Sister Pie: The Recipes & Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit
Lisa Ludwinski, 2018
641.8652 / LUD
Liked by Lisa W.

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting
Alanna Okun, 2018
746.432 / OKU
Liked by Rachel F.

*The Last Black Unicorn
Tiffany Haddish, 2017
791.43 / HAD
BOD / 791.43 / HAD
Liked by Rachel V.

Brave: Cult Member, Runaway, Captive, Starlet, Victim, Sex Symbol, Justice Seeker
Rose McGowan, 2018
791.43 / MCG
Liked by Rachel B.

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Meredith Baxter, 2011
791.45 / BAX
Liked by Ann P.

*The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King, 2018
791.45 / ROG
Liked by John T.

*Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah, 2016
791.45 / NOA
BOD / 791.45 / NOA
Liked by Donica M.

House of Lords and Commons: Poems
Ishion Hutchinson, 2016
811.6 / HUT
Liked by John D.

A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects
Catherynne M. Valente, 2008
811.6 / VAL
Liked by Matt W.

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Imani Perry, 2018
812.54 / HAN
Liked by Carol I.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit, 2006
814.6 / SOL
Liked by John D.

David Sedaris, 2018
817.54 / SED
BOD / 817.54 / SED
LP / 817.54 / SED
Liked by Natalie B. & John T.

*All My Friends Are Dead
Avery Monsen and Jory John, 2010
817.6 / MON
Liked by Shalini S.

*Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann, 2017
970.5 / GRA
BOD / 970.5 / GRA
Liked Robin H.

Leadership in Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2018
973.099 / GOO
LP / 973.099 / GOO
Liked by Lynn H.

The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
Svetlana Alexievich, 2017
940.5347 / ALE
Liked by Lisa W.

*Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover, 2018
Liked by Paul H.