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Jun 10

Staff Picks, Nonfiction Recommendations

Posted on June 10, 2021 at 8:35 PM by Beth Pofahl

Staff Picks . . . 
Have you begun your summer reading yet? While many of us have the tendency to gravitate toward lighter reading choices during the summer, don’t forget to explore nonfiction titles as well.  Here are a few nonfiction book recommendations by staff at the Lewis & Clark Library: 


Bretagne recommends . . . 

Rising Strong book cover 

Rising Stronghow the ability to reset transforms the way wlive, love, parent, and lead 
by Brené Brown  


What is more difficult than standing back up when you have given your absolute all and failed? Brene Brown digs deeply into the fact that we all fail at times and why it is so important and hard to get back up.  
Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital form: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 


Radium Girls book cover 

The Radium Girls: the dark story of America’s shining women 
by Kate Moore 

Follow this investigation of a company that destroyed the lives of so many women exposed to radium and the history of how it all came to light. 
Find it in the library catalog Here  

Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook & eAudiobook  
Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook  
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 


Jill recommends . . . 

Four Tendencies book cover 

Four Tendencies 
by Gretchen Rubin  

A new and intriguing way to determine personality type based upon how one reacts to expectations.  Also reinforces that individuals view the world through different lenses:  sometimes it really isn't personal, it's personality.  
Find it in the catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 


James recommends . . . 

You're in the wrong bathroom book cover 

"You're in the wrong bathroom!" And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People 
by Laura Erickson-Schroth 

A good starting point for understanding issues affecting transgender people, written in clear and sometimes humorous prose, that provides lots of information for family, friends and allies. 
Find it in the library catalog Here  

Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook  


Trish suggests . . . 

Being Mortal book cover 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 
by Atul Gwande 

Brilliant examination of the experience of aging and dying in our society through stories of the author’s own experience. Anyone dealing with aging parents, siblings, or partners should read this book. Honestly, anyone with a body should read this book. 
Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook  
Hoopla eAudiobook 


Emily suggests . . . 

Training in tenderness book cover 

Training in Tenderness: Buddhist teachings on Tsewa, the radical openness of heart that can change the world 
by Dzigar Kongtrul 

Don't be intimidated by the title! This book contains clear instructions for keeping an open heart in difficult times. 
Find it in the library catalog Here 


What your financial advisor isn't telling you book cover 

What Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You: the 10 essential truths you need to know about your money 
By Liz Davidson 

Very practical, straightforward advice on how to keep the money you earn and avoid being scammed. 
Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 


Do You have a nonfiction book you’d like to recommend? Log in and leave a comment below –or- drop me a line at  and your book suggestion could be featured in a future blog post or on our Book Scouts book display inside the library! 







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