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Adventure Stories

Fuzzy Animal Stories

Food Stories

History Fans

  • Killing King by Stuart Wexler 323.092 WEX
  • And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts 362.1 SHI
  • In My Hands by Irene Opdyke 940.53 OPD TEEN 
  • Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley 940.54 BRA
  • Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson 940.5451 KUR
  • Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman 945.6 HER
  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford 950.2 WEA
  • Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller 968.91 FUL
  • A Sovereign People by Carol Berkin 973.3 BER
  • Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer 973.332 FIS


  • Packing for Mars by Mary Roach 523 ROA
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson 523 TYS
  • The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean 546 KEA
  • Genome by Matt Ridley 599.93 RID
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 616.0277 SKl
  • The Essential Engineer by Henry Petroski 620 PET 
  • Battery by Henry Schlesinger 621.31 SCH

Something for Everyone

  • Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker 248 HAT
  • Compassionate Soldier by Jerry Borrowman 355.0092 BOR
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Greely 362.1 GRE
  • Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett 362.196 PAT
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 362.82 WAL
  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 365.43 KER
  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester 423 WIN
  • Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss 428.2 TRU 
  • The Body by Bill Bryson 612 BRY
  • Second Wind by Nathaniel Philbrick 797.1092 PHI
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown 797.12 BRO
  • No Barriers by Erik Weihenmayer 797.122 WEI
  • True Notebooks by Mark Salzman 808.042 SAL 
  • The Lover by Marguerite Duras 848 DUR
  • The Pug Who Bit Napoleon by Mimi Matthews 909 MAT
  • The Lost City of Z by David Grann 918.11 GRA
  • Odd Girl Out by Laura E. James 920 JAM 
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam 921 HIC
  • The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per Andersson 921 KUMAR 
  • Nightingales by Gillian Gill 921 NIGHTINGALE
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson 940.45 LAR
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 940.54 HIL
  • Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile 958.104 CRI
  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger 974.45 JUN
  • A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel 977.2 KIM