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Looking for a non-fiction book… Try these staff recommended on-line non-fiction books!
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Goodreads recommended list of non-fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/nonfiction

Animals

Goodreads recommended reading list of the best non-fiction books on the subject of animals.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/75506.Best_Non_Fiction_Books_about_Plants_Animals_and_Nature

Brain Pickings newsletter recommends the best adult books about animals and pets.
http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/12/16/best-books-pets-animals/

Oprah Winfrey lists and reviews the best books for dog lovers.
http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Great-Books-for-Dog-Lovers

Autobiography and Biography

Goodreads list of their recommended biography non-fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/biography

Goodreads recommended list of autobiography books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/953.Best_Memoirs_Autobiography_Travel

Reader’s favorite reviews and recommendations on autobiographies.
https://readersfavorite.com/book-reviews/book-reviews-genre-non-fiction-autobiography.htm

Food

Goodreads recommended list of food related non-fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/139.Food_Related_Non_Fiction

Goodreads list of recommended of the best cookbooks.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/185.Best_Cookbooks

Chicago foodies list the best non-fiction books on food.
http://www.chicagofoodies.com/2013/04/5-best-nonfiction-food-books.html

Poetry

Goodreads recommended list of the best poetry books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/36.Best_Poetry_Books

Goodreads recommended list of novels in poetry verse.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2057.Novels_in_Verse

Flavorwire recommended list of essential books of poetry.
http://flavorwire.com/449473/50-essential-books-of-poetry-that-everyone-should-read

National Public Radio’s recommended poetry booklist.
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/07/188728300/5-books-of-poetry-to-get-you-through-the-summer

Politics

Goodreads list of political non-fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1200.Politics

Real life Adventures

Goodreads recommended booklist on women adventurers.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9047.Trailblazing_Women_Adventurers

Art of Manliness website’s recommended reading list of non-fiction adventure books.
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/06/29/50-non-fiction-adventure-books/

The National Public Radio’s list of the best non-fiction adventure books.
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/14/137349544/summers-biggest-juiciest-nonfiction-adventures

Religion/Philosophy

Goodreads recommended reading list non-fiction books about Jesus.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/12458.Books_About_Jesus

Goodreads recommended books on non-fiction religion and spirituality
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/240.Different_Takes_on_Religion_Spirituality

Goodreads list of recommended Philosophy books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/451.Best_Philosophy_Book

Booklist on line’s top 10 non-fiction religious and spirituality books.
http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=6464372&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

The Christian Broadcast Network’s recommended top 10 Christian non-fiction books.
http://www.cbn.com/entertainment/books/ten-christian-bestsellers-you-should-own-goodwyn.aspx

Science

Goodreads recommended booklist of the best in non-fiction science books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/692.Best_Science_Books_Non_Fiction_Only

Goodreads recommended list of non-fiction books on literature and medicine.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2122.Medicine_and_Literature

Goodreads list of recommended motivational and self help books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7616.Motivational_and_Self_Improvement_Books

Goodreads recommended reading list of the best in nature books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2654.Best_Nature_Books

Goodreads recommended list of books on scientists and philosophers.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1826.Scientists_and_Philosophers

Open education website’s list of the 100 greatest popular science books.
http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/100-all-time-greatest-popular-science-books/

Listverse’s recommended top ten lists of popular science books.
http://listverse.com/2012/07/02/10-great-popular-science-books/

Travel

Goodreads list of favorite travel books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/633.Favourite_Travel_Books

The Telegraph Magazine’s list of the 20 best travel books of all time.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/travelbooks/4932008/The-20-best-travel-books-ofall-time.html

Salon Magazine’s top 5 best travel books.
http://www.salon.com/1999/05/19/best_5/

True Crime

Goodreads list of the best true crime books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/903.Best_True_Crime

Wikipedia’s list of non-fiction crime books.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Non-fiction_crime_books

War

Goodreads recommended list of the best non-fiction books about war.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/824.Best_Non_fiction_War_Books

Jennifer Hoey- Reference Librarian- Montgomery County Norristown Public Library 11/7/2014

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