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Ep. #45 - It's All True... Nonfiction Recommendations

On today's episode, Jill is joined by newcomer Kristi as they discuss some of their favorite nonfiction titles. They dive into some fascinating conversations about travel, science and much more while also providing some helpful "introductory" titles for people looking to get into nonfiction books for the first time. All titles discussed can be sampled and borrowed by clicking on them in the list below.

Nonfiction Reads

Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon

This is Not My Life by Diane Schoemperlen

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Cracking the Cube by Ian Scheffler

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

At Home by Bill Bryson

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Stiff by Mary Roach

Grunt by Mary Roach

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 by Amy Stewart and Tim Folger

The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! By Richard Feynman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson

Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich

Pistols at Dawn by John Campbell

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