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Start Reading Nonfiction with Audiobooks!

Start Reading Nonfiction with Audiobooks!

If the goal is to push yourself to try new things and it's feeling sluggish, then audiobooks are the acceleration ramp to keep you moving forward. Here are some of my recent favorites to get you started across various topics. Happy listening! From Gina~

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The Nature Fix

Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

By Florence Williams
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 8 hours 54 minutes

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the... Read more »

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Pure Invention

How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World

By Matt Alt
Narrated by: Matt Alt
Length: 11 hours 49 minutes

The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured—and transformed—the world’s imagination.
 
“A masterful book driven by deep research, new insights, and powerful storytelling.”—W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

Japan is the forge of the world’s fantasies:... Read more »

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Shelf Life

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

By Nadia Wassef
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes

The streets of Cairo make strange music: the echoing calls to prayer, the raging insults hurled between drivers, the steady crescendo of horns honking, the shouts of street vendors, the television sets and radios blaring from every sidewalk. Nadia Wassef knows this song by heart. In 2002, with her sister, Hind, and their friend, Nihal, she... Read more »

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Set Boundaries, Find Peace

A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself

By Nedra Glover Tawwab
Narrated by: Nedra Glover Tawwab
Length: 8 hours

The instant New York Times bestseller

End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.


Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy... Read more »

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And the Category Is…

Inside New York’s Vogue, House, and Ballroom Community

By Ricky Tucker
Narrated by: Ricky Tucker
Length: 8 hours 48 minutes

An Electric Literature “Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Book of 2022” Selection

A love letter to the legendary Black and Latinx LGBTQ underground subculture, uncovering its abundant legacy and influence in popular culture.

What is Ballroom? Not a song, a documentary, a catchphrase, a TV show, or an individual pop star. It is an underground subculture... Read more »

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African Icons

Ten People Who Shaped History

By Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Karne Chilton
Length: 3 hours 39 minutes

In a richly designed work with maps, portraits, and graphics throughout, the award-winning author of the Jumbies series shows readers this underrepresented side of Black history and Black excellence.

Every year, American schoolchildren celebrate Black History Month. They study almost exclusively American stories, which are not only rooted in...

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Taste

My Life Through Food

By Stanley Tucci
Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
Length: 6 hours 50 minutes

Taste

“Stanley Tucci brings the listener on a sumptuous and mouth-watering tour through his life, guided by his tastebuds and family traditions. As a reader from an Italian American family, many of Tucci's stories were a mirror to my own childhood and extended family, making this audiobook a complete joy. Tucci's epic travels, movie adventures, and bonds with loved ones are all framed by food. Recipes are peppered throughout the book, accompanying memories as a way to relive and process prized and pivotal moments. I'm not remotely a good cook, but I thoroughly loved listening to Tucci divvy out his cooking knowledge. This is not to be missed.”

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

By Cheryl Strayed
Narrated by: Cheryl Strayed
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

Tiny Beautiful Things

“Before she was known as the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed was the anonymous Dear Sugar on The Rumpus website – an agony aunt of sorts, if agony aunts were endowed with ruthless compassion, profound honesty, and excellent prose. Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of these columns. After I listened to Dear Sugar, the podcast she shared with Steve Almond, I decided to give the audio of this a go. No regrets! It is moving and eloquent, and never predictable -- and the fact that she reads it herself means that her compassion comes through not only in her writing but in her voice.”

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