Recommendation Lists for Adult Nonfiction Readers

Happiness Reading
Get happy.  Stay happy.  Make others happy.  It’s pretty simple.  Read more on how to do just that.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Kansas City Chiefs
Are you ready for some football?  Yes.  The answer is YES!   Click on the book cover to place a hold.

9/11 Twenty Year Anniversary
For most of us it seems like yesterday, a seminal moment we all remember where we were.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that September morning.  Read about, reflect on the lives lost, and never forget.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Afghanistan
Read more about the complicated history of Afghanistan.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Tasty Cooking
Looking to spice up your menu?  Try these great cookbooks highlighting Caribbean flavors and other spicy selections.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

All About Spices
There’s more to a spice cabinet than salt and pepper!  Learn how to spice up your cooking with these books.  Click on the cover to place a hold.

Astronomy Books
Looking for something to do?  Look no further than the night sky.  There’s always something going on up there.  These books will get your oriented to the night sky and all it’s jewels.  Click on the cover to place a hold.

Let’s Get Grillin’
Summer’s here and that can only mean one thing – backyard barbeque!  Dust off that grill and get to cookin! Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Women’s Rights
The Women’s Rights Movement got started in Seneca Falls, NY with the Seneca Falls Convention.  That was 1848 and it was 72 years later before women won the right to vote.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Air Fryer Cooking
These countertop convection ovens are great for simulating the frying experience without the use of oil, making it a healthier option.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

LGBTQ+ Biographies
Celebrate Pride Month with these great biographies.  Click on the cover to place a hold.

Saucy Cookbooks
The sauce is where it’s at!  At least in these great cookbooks.  Click on the cover to place a hold.

Serial Killers
These real crime books will definitely keep you up at night.

20 Fascinating Memoirs
If you read nothing else from this list, you MUST read A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

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.