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Simply Held: Nonfiction Picks

Choose from over 50 bestselling authors. Never miss a new book by your favorite author again!

Nonfiction Picks

Looking for titles picked by our librarians? True crime, biographies, and cookbooks are chosen four times a year by our librarians and automatically placed on hold for you.

These titles are only available in regular print.

Biography

October Pick

Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley

Librarian Rachel has the following to say about her pick:

Everyone knows Agatha Christie for her popular mystery books. She is considered to be the best selling novelist of all time and only the Bible and Shakespeare have sold more copies than she has. Her numerous novels include two popular characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and each have their own series. So even though many people have read her books and enjoyed her stories, fewer people know the story of the woman writing these novels. Agatha Christie was a fascinating woman as the author Lucy Worsley details. 

Social Justice

October Pick

No More Police: A Case for Abolition by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie

Cookbook

October Pick

Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture From My Kitchen in México by Rick Martínez

True Crime

October Pick

Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld by T.J. English