As promised, here are the best sellers and reading recs for Adult Non-Fiction for May 2021!!
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1. Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The 10th book in O’Reilly’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.
Similar Books: The Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin, Cigar City Mafia by Scott M. Deitche and Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen.
2. What Happened to You by Bruce D Perry and Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey and a brain development and trauma expert discuss the physical and mental impact of trauma and adversity.
Similar Books: Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.
4. Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
In her first book, the world’s leading forest ecologist illuminates the intimate world of trees and their complex circle of life.
Similar Books: The Nature of Oaks by Douglas W. Tallamy, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and The Ecological Gardener by Matt Rees-Warren.
5. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes finding her identity after losing her mother to cancer.
Similar Books: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung, Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Tastes like War by Grace M. Chung.
5. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell examines scorched earth tactics behind the aerial bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of WWII.
Similar Books: Airborne in 1943 by Kevin Wilson, The Race of Aces by John R Burning and The Battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds.
6. Persist by Elizabeth Warren
The senior senator from Massachusetts shares six influential perspectives that shaped her life and advocacy.
Similar Books: The Senator Next Door by Amy Klobuchar, Run to Win by Stephanie Schriock & Christina Reynolds and Broad Influence by Jay Newton-Small.
7. On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
The Pulitzer Prize winner weaves together American history with personal memoir to show the importance of events in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.
Similar Books: Defining Moments in Black History by Dick Gregory, The Fire this Time by Jesmyn Wardand Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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