Fall 2018 Nonfiction Reading List

Recommended nonfiction books - curated by Pen Pals audience members
Book Title Author
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer
Butterfly Yusra Mardini
Death and Life of the Great Lakes Dan Egan
Destiny of the Republic Candice Millard
If This Is a Man Primo Levi
In the Garden of Beasts Erik Larson
Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann
Lab Girl Hope Jahren
Leadership in Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin
Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes Brad Ricca
News of the World Paulette Jiles
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi
River of Doubt Candice Millard
Steve Jobs  Walter Isaacson
The Big Sort Bill Bishop
The Boys in the Boat Daniel Brown
The Color of Water James McBride
The Eighty-dollar Champion Elizabeth Letts
The Fire Next Time James Baldwin
The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown
The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Only Kayak Kim Heacox
   
The Path Between the Seas David McCullough
The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts
The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger
The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen
The Sun and the Moon Matthew Goodman
The Woman with Seven Names Hyeonseo Lee
The Wright Brothers David McCullough
The Year of Living Danishly Helen Russell
Truman David McCullough
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
White Fragility Robin DiAngelo