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30 Compelling Nonfiction Reads That Will Expand Your Mind

Posted 06/09/21 by April S

Compelling. Interesting. Thought-provoking. Informative. These are just a handful of words that describe the nonfiction books featured in this blog post. With books on brain health, cosmology, mental health, interpersonal relations, true crime, and everything in between, there are more than enough selections to keep you busy reading late into the night or occupy your mind during your commute (by listening to audiobooks, not reading – keep your eyes on the road).

We hope you enjoy the variety of topics included in this blog post. If you’re looking for more great recommendations, reach out and tell us a little more about what you like to read by calling us at 419.259.5200 or fill out our Ask a Librarian form online.

Cover of Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters, and How to Harness It

Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters, and How to Harness It

eAudiobook
Cover of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

eAudiobook
Cover of More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

eAudiobook
Cover of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Everybody's Got Something: A Memoir

Everybody's Got Something: A Memoir

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose

Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Big Picture

The Big Picture

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Large Print   |   eAudiobook
Cover of You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Embrace Your Weird

Embrace Your Weird

eAudiobook
Cover of The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

eAudiobook
Cover of Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

Audiobook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

eAudiobook
Cover of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Large Print   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

eAudiobook
Cover of The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

eAudiobook
Cover of Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Large Print   |   eAudiobook

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