Adult Non-Fiction

Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill Book Cover

This story chronicles the breaking of claims of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and a multitude of other important media figures, and the lengths they go to in order to discredit them. This book is infuriating, and truly makes you appreciate the rigors of investigative journalism.

Seasons

Seasons Book Cover

A funny and touching compilation of the late author’s essays about living in the southwest. So grateful for what she wrote and shared with us!

Latino leaders speak : personal stories of struggle and triumph

Latino leaders speak : personal stories of struggle and triumph Book Cover

This book is a must read for Latinos and anyone who wants to follow their dreams by helping people. I saw myself in a lot of the contributors. Very motivational and inspiring.

Flags of our fathers

Flags of our fathers Book Cover

In February of 1945 6 men raised the flag on the Iwo Jima. The picture capturing this event has become a symbol of bravery and patriotism in our country. The author, James Bradley, is the son of one of those men. Using letters and documents discovered after his father's passing, Bradley is able to unfold the lives of these six men, whose image has been immortalized in history coming together in a single moment. This is a fascinating read, with very honest and captivating stories from the war in the Pacific.

Maybe you should talk to someone

Maybe you should talk to someone Book Cover

What a wonderful treat to read this book- I completely devoured it! Gottlieb’s perspective is something that each reader will be able to identify with in a different way. I want to read it again, as I’m sure I’ll take away something totally different the next time!

Southern Lady Code : essays

Southern Lady Code : essays Book Cover

This collection of essays is absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical. Southerners will get a special kick out of this one. I rate this book four pecan pies and one Lilly Pulitzer dress!

War of the whales : a true story

War of the whales : a true story Book Cover

This book reads like fiction, but is the true tale of the struggle between the marine ecosystem and the US Navy. Perplexed by continuous mass-strandings of whales, a marine biologist searches for the cause. What he finds turns out to be a much bigger battle than he ever anticipated. This thrilling book tells the story of the fight to protect these gentle giants, and the difficulties faced when the primary foe is the US Armed Forces.

Gran Cocina Latina: The Foods of Latin America

Gran Cocina Latina: The Foods of Latin America Book Cover

This cookbook has an amazingly comprehensive set of recipes for Latin American dishes. Beyond the wonderful recipes, it also gives a compelling and rich history behind the foods and specific ingredients. In my own home, I often find myself reaching for it when I'm itching to cook something new. Aji de gallina (pg 671) makes a frequent appearance at my dinner table, and you will always find Chimichurri (pg 132) in my fridge.

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body Book Cover

Jessamyn Stanley is a body positivity advocate and yoga teacher. Her book was great for this beginner – she answered questions about getting started and has great pictures of poses. This is a book I keep checking out from the library to see how Jessamyn would tell me to do a pose. I also really enjoy her Instagram account and often watch her YouTube videos because she is wonderful at accommodating poses to work with your body.

American buffalo : in search of a lost icon

American buffalo : in search of a lost icon Book Cover

American Buffalo charts the natural history and near extinction of this magnificent animal. Rinella goes through the history of this animal, and contemplates his place as part of a 14,000 year hunting tradition. It is part history book, part adventure tale, and part hunting story. It is a quick and easy read for anyone interested in natural history.