New Adult Nonfiction

  • A Place of Yes: 10 rules for getting everything you want out of life by Bethenny Frankel: Draws from her personal experiences of a difficult childhood, failed relationships, and financial struggles to share ten rules she developed for pursuing her goals and creating a successful, happy, healthy life.
  • You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secret to Happiness by Julie Klam: A woman recounts how owning dogs, particularly a Boston terrier named Otto, has taught her valuable life lessons and inspired her to rescue dogs in need.
  • 500 Butterflies: Butterflies from Around the World by Ken Preston-Mafham: Provides information on five hundred species, subspecies, and forms of butterflies, covering their natural history, distribution, habitats, diets, behavior, reproduction, and taxonomy.
  • The Complete Book of Patchwork Quilting and Applique by Linda Seward: Step-by-step illustrations present the basic craft techniques for quilting, perfect patchwork, and other projects.
  • 175 Best Babycakes Cupcake Maker Recipes by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss: Contains 175 recipes for use with the widely popular Babycakes Cupcake Maker home appliance.
  • Cinch! Conquer Craving, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches! by Cynthia Sass: Presents a plan designed to help dieters feel full and energized while losing weight quickly, featuring an initial five-day program in which dieters detox from junk food by eating only five foods in various combinations, followed by a twenty-five-day program of eating fat-burning, metabolism-boosting foods. Includes meal plans.
  • The Miracle of Freedom by Chris and Ted Stewart: Identifies and discusses seven points in history which led to freedom for part of the world’s population, including the defeat of the Assyrians as they tried to destroy the kingdom of Judah, the conversion of Constantine to Christianity, the Mongols’ failure in conquering Europe, and the discovery of the New World.
  • The 17 Day Diet: a Doctor’s Plan for Rapid Results by Mike Monroe: Outlines a diet that is structured around four seventeen-day cycles and designed to adjust metabolism to flush sugar and fat stores; and includes a list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to aid in grocery shopping.
  • The Greater Journey: American’s in Paris by David McCullough: Tells the stories of American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who spent time in Paris between 1830 and 1900, pursuing knowledge that would help them excel in their careers, including Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, author James Fenimore Cooper, pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, medical student Oliver Wendell Holmes, and many others.
  • A Stolen Life by Jaycee Duggard: Chronicles the eighteen years she spent in captivity, describing what happened after she was kidnapped at age eleven in 1991, the abuse she endured, the birth of her two daughters, the events leading up to her release, and her struggle to adjust to life once she was reunited with her family.
  • The Aging Myth: unlocking the mysteries of looking and feeling young by Dr. Joseph Chang: Describes his work in identifying aging-related genes and offers easy-to-follow steps for living and looking younger.
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