Adult Non-Fiction

Better than Before

Better than Before Book Cover

I love this book so much I bought it for myself. Gretchen challenges habits. How to keep them, how to start them, and why it can be so easy to fall out of an important habit. She uses her own story to connect the reader to who they are. The first two chapters gave me so much insight into myself and what systems work well for me. As I said, I bought this book so that I could continue to reference it and write notes within its pages. If you are looking into being the best You in any way, check out "Better than Before". Gretchen supports you along the way. My family has also started reading and listening to the audiobook on my recommendation. Enjoy!

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Book Cover

This book is fascinating! It tells the story of the heist of priceless specimens from the British Natural History Museum by a young man obsessed with collecting beautiful - and rare - feathers. The Feather Thief is as much about the history of science as it is a heist book, and wholeheartedly recommend to anyone interested in either topic!

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 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.