Recommendation Lists for Adult Nonfiction Readers

2020 Kansas Notable Books
See this year’s selection of 15 notable books by a Kansas writer, set in Kansas or about Kansas.  The list features nonfiction, fiction and children’s titles.

African American Interest
New titles by African American authors.  There’s a happy list of nonfiction, biography and fiction.  Read them all!

In the News
You’re heard about, now read about it.  We’ve books on all the hot topics:  politics, covid-19, the border, race, and Facebook.

New Nonfiction – Spring 2020
Don’t miss out on these great Spring reads!

We Missed You – Said These Great Biographies!
While you were sheltering at home the last few months, these great biographies arrived.  Check them out now!

Antiracism Reading List
If you would like to educate yourself about racism and the fight against it, these books are a great place to start.

Contemporary African American Poetry
If you love poetry, these new contemporary poets are for you!

New African American Nonfiction Reads
Looking for a new read?  Check out these new African American nonfiction reads.

Black History Month Nonfiction Reads
Enjoy these great nonfiction reads in honor of Black History Month.

Black History Month Poetry Reads
Enjoy these poetry reads in honor of Black History Month.

Best Books of 2019!
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best book winners from all GoodReads Choice Awards categories.

Best Poetry of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best poetry reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Best Memoirs & Autobiographies of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best memoirs & autobiography reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Over the Top: A Raw Journal to Self-Love by Johnathan Van Ness.

Best History & Biography of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best history & biography reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold.

Best Science & Technology of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best science & technology reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty.

Holiday Cookie Craze
If books don’t get you in the Christmas spirit, surely cookies will! Try these great recipe books. We wouldn’t turn down a sample….

Real Rappers, Real Lives
Check out these books about lives behind the lines.

Lecturas Dulces
Sweet reads from our Spanish collection.

New Fall Nonfiction 2019
If you love nonfiction, these new books are must reads!

Favorite Podcasters
If you like listening to them, you’ll love reading their books!

Food Network Chefs
They make it look so easy on TV!  Pick your favorite and get to cookin’!  From Pioneer Woman to Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay.

Science & Nature Books
Bees, slime, planets, oceans, the body, Stephen Hawking.  It’s all here and then some.

Funny Family Memoirs
Think your family is weird?  Meet some funny family biographies!

Black Lives Matter
Learn about the #blacklivesmatter movement with these titles.