ICPL Staff Top Picks for 2013: Non-Fiction

by on December 20th, 2013
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Do you ever go on genre binges, where you only read books in a specific genre? Apparently, many Library employees were on a non-fiction reading binge in 2013, because our list of Best Non-Fiction Books of 2013 exceeds our fiction list. Make sure you stop by the Library’s second floor on your next visit to check out our vast collection!


  • Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
  • The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life by George Lange
  • Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey by Simon Armitage
  • Riddle of the Labyrinth:  The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox
  • Confronting the Classics:  Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard
  • The Real Jane Austen:  A Life in Small Thing, by Paula Byrne
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
  • The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti
  • Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson
  • Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove

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