Thursday, May 7, 2015

Books to Look Forward to in 2015: Non-Fiction

For your convenience, we've compiled a list of the most highly anticipated reads of this year - some recently published, some to be published - from lists on Buzzfeed, the Seattle Times, Flavorwire, the Washington Post, BookPage, and The Millions which links directly to the library catalog! Is there a title you think we should add to the list?  Let us know in the comments!

The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips, Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings - J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip Zaleski, Carol Zaleski 

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It's a Long Story My Life by Willie Nelson

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom by Blaine Harden

The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam

All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found by Phillip Connors 

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves

Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick

Michelle Obama: A Life by by Peter B. Slevin

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett

Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy by Masha Gessen

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by David Gessner

B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal by J. C. Hallman 

Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough     

Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

Reagan: The Life by H.W. Brands 

God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican by Gerald Posner

Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being by Christiane Northrup, M.D  

Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid 

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon

If you are looking for more recommended reads, have you checked out our email newsletter service? There are plenty of fiction options,  and non-fiction readers can get book suggestions about Biography and Memoir, Business and Personal Finance, History and Current Events, Nature and Science, and more!


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