Coming soon: Nonfiction titles to put on hold now

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton

Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and sharing some books that you might get to brag about being the first among your friends to read. Put a hold on these nonfiction titles before everyone else does!

Nonfiction titles coming soon


Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Why you should try it: For a peek into the life of a pop superstar but more so, for a poignant memoir about grief, food, music, and how they can enforce or breakdown cultural ties.

Description: The Japanese Breakfast indie pop star presents a full-length account of her viral New Yorker essay to share poignant reflections on her experiences of growing up Korean-American, becoming a professional musician, and caring for her terminally ill mother.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand/Libby (ebook)

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We Are Each Other’s Harvest by Natalie Baszile

Why you should try it: This beautiful book shares the often untold stories of Black farmers and their historic and current complex relationship to land.

Description: The author of the novel Queen Sugar gathers together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine Black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today.

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Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough

Why you should try it: Gritty and honest, these essays provide plenty of insight into discovering yourself and your place in the world.

Description: The author, who has had many identities—an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club—recounts her childhood growing up in the infamous cult The Children of God, in this searing and extremely personal collection of essays.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand/Libby (ebook)

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Your Turn by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Why you should try it: Because “adulting” isn’t about moving out or getting married but rather finding your purpose, practicing self-care, and facing those difficult conversations. 

Description: The author of the New York Times best-selling How to Raise an Adult is back with a book for the adult children of hovering parents—and for everyone who struggles to be a grown-up in these challenging times.

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You Are Your Best Thing by Tarana Burke & Brené Brown

Why you should try it: For anyone who is looking for an answer to the question, “how do you take the armor off in a country where you’re not physically or emotionally safe?”

Description: The editors bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching—vulnerability and shame resilience.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand/Libby (ebook)

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Every Day Is a Gift by Tammy Duckworth

Why you should try it: Senator Duckworth’s story is a prime example of overcoming the odds and is completely inspiring.

Description: The U.S. senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth presents her incredible story.

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Librarian Kathy Sexton

About Kathy

Kathy is a Collection Management Librarian who loves reading, sharing, and talking about books. Her missions in life are to: create communities of readers, convince folks that her official title should be “Book Pusher,” and refute that “disco” is a dirty word.

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