If you enjoy podcasts, you may also like audiobooks! Here are some great non-fiction picks to keep you entertained and informed!
Known for his unique approach to social sciences, Malcolm Gladwell has his share of critics, but his books have an incredible ability to make you stop and think. Start with his classic, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and add David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants to your To Read list.
Becoming, Michelle Obama
If you haven’t read this yet, treat yourself to Michelle Obama’s audiobook reading of her memoir. Obama is frank and open about her childhood, family, and time in the White House. It is moving, inspiring, and transcends politics.
Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone, Richard Lloyd Parry
Lloyd Parry looks at the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan through the experience of one coastal town. He explores grief and survival as they manifest in Japanese culture in this emotionally intense book.
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Read by the author, H is for Hawk is part memoir, part literary criticism and part nature study. It is thought-provoking, moving, and even funny.
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Revisit this classic in audiobook format and you will rediscover why it is considered one of the finest true crime books ever written. Scott Brick, the narrator, is a master of Midwestern accents and does a remarkable job building tension through pacing.
The Revenge of Analog, David Sax
Think digital has won? Think again. David Sax explores why records, board games, and technology free summer camps aren’t going anywhere.
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir, Ruth Reichl
Ruth Reichl reads her memoir of her years at Gourmet magazine. Her food writing is top notch, but her ability to capture larger moments, like September 11th, is what makes this book shine.
The Stranger In the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit, Michael Finkel
Christopher Knight lived alone and undiscovered in the woods of Maine for 27 years. Finkel explores the hows and whys in this exploration of Knight’s experience.
Written 4/5/20 by Ellen