Nonfiction

Oceanology

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Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus (Ologies) By Ferdinand Zoticus de Lesseps, Emily Hawkins (Editor), Various (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ferdinand Zoticus de Lesseps, Emily Hawkins (Editor), Various (Illustrator)
$23.99
ISBN: 9780763642907
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2009

Look at this! It's beautiful! Alternative history in the deep sea. I'm sold. (This endorsement brought to you by Stacey)

Engel


Horses (A Day in the Life)

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Horses (A Day in the Life): What Do Wild Horses like Mustangs and Ponies Get Up To All Day? By Dr. Carly Anne York, Chaaya Prabhat (Illustrator), Neon Squid Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781684492503
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Published: Neon Squid - September 27th, 2022

While animal compendiums are often fantastic, sometimes you just want to dive into one particular creature. Behold, the magestic horse! As presented by the fun "A Day in the Life" series. Recommended reading buddy: Pony Boy! Cuddly and dashing with his little kerchief, but hilariously cute with his oversized head.

Stacey


Really Good, Actually

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Really Good, Actually: A Novel By Monica Heisey Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780063235410
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Published: William Morrow - January 17th, 2023

Actually, this book is really F’ing great. It is funny as hell, smart, poignant, painful and relatable. There is nothing romantic about divorce, and Monica Heisey captures the messy search for meaning (and joy?) with hilarity and tenderness. Too bad this book wasn’t around years ago because some of us would have clutched it to their chest as they cried in a heap in their closet over their failed marriage (or any failure for that matter) and thanked God Monica came into their life and was now their BFF. But don’t you worry - even if you are one of those happy, well-adjusted, non-single people (goodie for you) you will still ADORE this book and not be able to put it down!

Babbie


River Kings

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River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads By Cat Jarman Cover Image
$15.16
ISBN: 9781639363636
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 14th, 2023

A science-driven look at who the Vikins were and how they moved around Europe and Asia for centuries. Less gore than The Last Kingdom, but just as engrossing.

Sarah


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

Love comes in many forms, and Pura Belpré exemplies the love for storytelling and community. This wonderful book illustrates the life's work and mission of NYC's first Latina librarian and continues planting the seeds her stories began sowing so many decades ago.

Manasa


The Old Ways

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) By Robert Macfarlane Cover Image
$15.20
ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

This book pulled me out of a years-long "reading actual books for fun" slump in the middle of college + got me to start reading nonfiction at all. Super beautiful writing about what it means to walk routes that have been walked by people for millennia. Also an extremely extensive bibliography for further reading!

Piera


How to Keep House While Drowning

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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing By KC Davis, LPC Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9781668002841
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 26th, 2022

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, this is not. Dyer doesn't prescribe a magical method to get your life in order, but instead provides specific, shame-free tips to create a system that works for you based on your individual strengths, priorities, and challenges. Geared towards folks who are neurodivergent, but anyone who's ever felt overwhelmed by chores or "care tasks" will find something useful.

Katie


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns (Quick & Easy Guides) By Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson, Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

I gave this book to my 70yo father as an intro to gender as a spectrum. He read it in less than 30min, nodded, and said "Makes sense." I can give no stronger endorsement. (It's only $6 with the discount!)

Murphy


Chip War

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Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology By Chris Miller Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982172008
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Published: Scribner - October 4th, 2022

The entire modern world rests on the tiniest pieces of copper and silicon, made by only a few, on the most sophisticated and expensive equipment known to man.

John


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