Popular Nonfiction Reads

Here is a select list of a dozen popular nonfiction books you may have been meaning to read, but didn’t get around to. Now, with a little more time to spare, you have a strong chance of checking them out. They’re all currently available (some have holds) in e-book or audiobook format on OverDrive.


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  • Educated by Tara WestoverAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.





  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean – A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries-the disastrous fire of 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library.



  • Calypso by David Sedaris – With his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality.


  • In Pieces by Sally Field – An intimate and haunting literary memoir by an American icon tells her own story– about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

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-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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