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Nov 16

[ARCHIVED] Nonfiction November Staff Picks, Part 1

The original item was published from November 16, 2020 4:41 PM to November 18, 2020 10:19 AM

Nonfiction November Staff Picks NF1 

It’s Nonfiction November—a great time to challenge yourself to check out more great nonfiction books. People often seek out nonfiction materials for factual information and reading nonfiction for pleasure sometimes gets overlooked, but librarians will tell you, reading nonfiction can be every bit as compelling as reading fiction titles. 

About a week ago a woman came into the non-contact holds area to pick up a large stack of books she’d been waiting for. Most of her reading materials were fiction, but not all, and she explained that she had a goal to read two nonfiction books a month. She said she reads a variety of subjects and misses browsing the new books section to get ideas about what to read next. 

So, in honor of November and our nonfiction loving patrons, the staff picks blogs will focus on nonfiction titles for a while. Let us know what you think in the comment section below. 


Cory recommends . . . 


Moonwalking with Einstein  

By Joshus Foer  

Did you know that memory could be a competitive sport? Neither did I till I read this book. READ IT!  

Find it in the catalog Here  

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook  

Hoopla eBook Summary     



Jill recommends . . . 


The (honest) Truth About Dishonesty: how we lie to everyone--especially ourselves  

by Dan Ariely  

An eye-opening exploration of unethical behavior, its prevalence in modern society, and our misconceptions about our own morality.  

Find it in the catalog Here  

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go  eAudiobook  

Hoopla eAudiobook  




What are your favorite nonfiction titles? Comment below.