Nonfiction Picks in the North Peninsula


Photo of Unbroken on shelf by Kenyaboy7.A recent New York Times article posed the question: Is "summer reading" now just "reading"?

Sidestep the fiction question with some great nonfiction selections below. We are curious--where do our selections fall for you? Are they enjoyably light or somewhere further along the spectrum, maybe approaching substantive. . .

Nonfiction for June

  • The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. If every human disappeared from the planet tomorrow, it wouldn’t be long before most traces of us disappeared, too. Read this book to find out how. As if we needed anything else to worry about.
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. A prisoner of war story that will leave you inspired.
  • Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks & Weirdos by Bucky Sinister. San Francisco comedian Bucky Sinister gives his own unique perspective on the recovery process, for those who just don’t fit in.
  • The Best American Essays 2011, Edwidge Danticat Editor. Death, birth, and those things that perennially occupy us--a moving collection including great pieces from small journals you may have missed. 

Photo credit: Kenyaboy7


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These titles have been selected for your enjoyment by Brisbane Library staff.

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