Nonfiction by Category

Note: Many of these titles fit into more than one category, so I tried to put them where they fit best. Within each category, books are alphabetized by title.

Food and Weight Loss
Cooked by Michael Pollan (audio)
Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (audio)
It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
The Metabolic Effect Diet by Jade and Keoni Teta
Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink (audio)
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (audio)
Real Food, Fake Food by Larry Olmsted (audio)
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
The Spark by Chris Downie
The Weight of the Nation by John Hoffman and Judith Salerno
Wheat Belly by William Davis
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
Wine Isn’t Rocket Science by Ophelie Neiman
Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub

Instruction
Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy (audio)
The Gluten-Free Bible by Jax Peters Lowell
Gothic Charm School by Jillian Venters
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Lifetime Running Plan by Bill Rodgers
On Writing by Stephen King
Queer Questions Straight Talk by Abby Dees
The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater
Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang (audio)
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
The Summing Up by William Somerset Maugham

Social Studies/Sciences
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior (audio)
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (audio)
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski (audio)
Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary (audio)
Greenland (Enchantment series) by Jean Blashfield
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli
MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
[refuge] by Multiple Authors
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout (audio)
The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper
The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg (audio)
Unrequited by Lisa Phillips
Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim (audio)
Yemen (Enchantment Series) by Liz Sonneborn
Zoo Story by Thomas French (audio)

Literary Analysis
Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld
The Girl Who Was On Fire by Multiple Authors
Mind-Rain by Multiple Authors

Photography and Cinematography
African Sojourn by Uwe Ommer
Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
Harry Potter: Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley
Harry Potter Page to Screen by Bob McCabe
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Native by Mona Kuhn
Pantsuit Nation by Libby Chamberlain
Spirit of the Elephant by Gill Davies
Strong is the New Pretty by Kate Parker

Lyric Poetry
Apologies to an Apple by Maya Ganesan
Conditions by Greg Schroeder
If Not, Winter by Sappho
19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye
Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

Letters
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (audio)
Mondays in the Middle East by David Cross
Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Biography
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Chicken With Plums by Marjane Satrapi
Chopin and George Sand in Majorca by Bartolome Ferra
The Lost City of Z by David Grann (audio)
Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport (audio)
Sky Burial by Xinran
Virginia Woolf: a Biography by Quentin Bell

Memoir, Diary, and Autobiography
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite
Blankets by Craig Thompson
The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Dewey by Vicki Myron
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Displacement by Lucy Knisley
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (audio)
Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare Dunkle
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Facing the Lion by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons (audio)
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
The Imposter’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell
In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed
Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland
It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell (audio)
Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas
Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck (audio)
Maus (vol 1) by Art Spiegelman
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Oddly Normal by John Schwartz (audio)
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (audio)
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
Something New by Lucy Knisley
Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi (audio)
We Are On Our Own by Miriam Katin
West With the Night by Beryl Markham (audio)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (audio)
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by Jennifer Steil

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