Non-fiction (or nonfiction) is the form of any narrativeaccount, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be factual. 

    1.  Adichie, Chimamanda Nogozi.  We Should All be Feminists 305.42 ADI


    2. Alexander, Eben.  Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.133.90 ALE


    3.  Ambrose, Stephen E. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to

    Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.  940.54 AM


    4.  Angelo, Bonnie.  First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents. 920 AN


    5.  Ariely, Dan.  The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.   

    153.4 ARI


    6.  Aronson, Marc.  Sugar Changed the World: a Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science. 664 ARO


    7. Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.  They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: the Birth of an American Terrorist Group.

    322.4 BAR *can read this if you did not use it for summer reading project!


    8.  Beah, Ishmael.  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldiers. 966.404 BEA


    9.  Beals, Melba.  Warriors Don’t Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High. (921 BEA)


    10. Blanco, Jodee.  Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman’s Inspirational Story.  305.235 BLA


    11. Borch-Jacobsen, Mikkel and Sonu Shamdasani.  The Freud Files:  An Inquiry into the History of Psychoanalysis (150.19 JAC)


    12. Bradley, Carol.  Saving Gracie:  How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills 636.7 BRA


    13. Brees, Drew. Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity (248.8 BR)


    14. Brown, Daniel. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (797.12 BR)


    15.  Brown, Mike. How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming. 523.49 BRO *can read this if you did not use it for summer reading project!


    16. Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. (155.2 CAI)


    17.  Carpenter, Kim and Krickett and John Perry: The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story 616.8 CAR


    18. Clark, Mary Higgins.  Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington HISTORICAL F CLA


    19.  Clarke, Richard A.  Against all Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror.  363.32 CL


    20. Clinton, Hillary Rodham.  Living History. 921 CL


    21. Crowe, Chris. Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case. 364.15 CRO


    22. Dawkins, Richard.  The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.  576.8 DAW *can read this if you did not use it for summer reading project!


    23. Dawkins, Richard.  The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe with without Design.  576.82 DA


    24.  Eggers, Dave.  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Mistakes we Knew we Were Making: Notes, Corrections, Clarifications, Apologies, Addenda. 921 EGG


    25. Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America. (for your more academic students pair it with George Orwell's semi- autobiographical fiction book (he actually lived as a tramp) called down and out in Paris and London 305.5 HER


    26. Ellis, Deborah.  Kids of Kabul:  Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War 305.23 ELL


    27. Gawande, Atul.  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (362.17 GAW)


    28. Gladwell, Malcolm.  Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.  153.4 BL


    29. Gladwell, Malcolm.  Outliers: The Story of Success.  302 GL


    30. Gourley, Catherine. The Horrors of Andersonville – Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison. (973.7 GOU)



    31. Greenberg, Jan and Sandra Jordan.  Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist.  921 VA


    32. Henig, Robin Marantz.  Pandora’s Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution.  618.1 HE


    33. Hickam, Jr. Homer H. Rocket Boys: A Memoir. 921 HI


    34. Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit: An American Legend. 798.4 HI


    35. Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. 940.54 HIL


    36. Hoose, Phillip M. The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. 598.7 HOO


    37. Houston, Jeanne Wkatsuki and James. D.  Farewell to Mazanar:  A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment.  (940.53 HOU)


    38. Isaacson, Walter.  The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (920 ISA)


    39. Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs.  338.7 ISA


    40. Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. 917.9804 KR


    41. Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest. 796.52 KR


    42. Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. 364.15 LA


    43. Larson, Erik. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. 943.086 LAR


    44. Luttrell, Marcus. Lone Survivor: the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10.  958.104 LUT *can not read this title if they already used it for the summer reading project


    45. McCullough, David. The Johnstown Flood.  974.8 MCC


    46. Mortenson, Greg and David Oliver Relin. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations – One School at a Time. 371 MO


    47. Munroe, Randall. What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurb Hypothetical Questions (500 MU)


    48. Myers, Walter Dean. Bad Boy: A Memoir. 921 MYE


    49. Nye, Bill. Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World (363.738 NYE)


    50. O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.  Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever. 973.7 KIL


    51. Owen, Mark.  No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL: the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden 958.104 OWE


    52. Pelzer, Dave. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family (sequel to A Child Called It) 921 PE


    53. Pink, Daniel.  Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. 153.1 PIN


    54. Rhodes-Courter, Ashley. Three Little Words: A Memoir. 362.73 RHO


    55. Robison, John Elder. Look me in the eye: My Life with Asperger’s. (362.196 ROB)


    56. Rothman, Tony.  Instant Physics: from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond.  530 RO


    57. Sales, Nancy Jo.  The Bling Ring:  How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World (364.16 SAL)


    58. Santoli, Al.  Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War. (on order at Titlewave)


    59. Sartrapi, Marjane. Persepolis (Graphic non-fiction). 955.25 SA


    60. Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. 394.1 SCH


    61. Skloot, Rebecca.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 615 SKO


    62. Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. 818.5409


    63. Smithson, Ryan. Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI. EBOOK on FOLLETSHELF

    956.704 SMI


    64. Sparks, Nicholas and Micah Sparks. Three Weeks with my Brother.  813 SPA


    65. Spiegelman, Art. Maus (paired with Elie Wiesel’s Night) 940.53 SP


    66. Strelecky, John P.  The Why Café (128 STR)


    67. Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. 958.1 TZE


    68. Van Ryn, Susie and Don. Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope.  617.4 CE


    69. Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir. 362.82 WAL


    70. Weisel, Elie. Night. 940.5 WEI


    71. Wolfe, Tom.  The Electric Kool-Aid Test. 306.1 WO


    72. Wyly, Sam.  1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur to Billionaire.  388 WYL

    73. Zubrin, Robert.  The Case For Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and why we Must. 919.9 ZU