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The end of a calendar year always means an avalanche of Best Books List. We’ve cherry picked some of the most interesting sounding books off that list. Here is a collection of the nonfiction books we added to our collection. We hope you find them interesting too. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 305.42 S688m Title: Men Explain Things to Me Author: Rebecca Solnit

Call Number: 306.097 C321o Title: One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future Author: Ben Carson

Call Number: 355.609 G259d Title: Duty: Memoirs of A Secretary at War Author: Robert M. Gates

Call Number: 362.175 628.175 G284b Title: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Author: Atul Gawande

Call Number: 364.16 L665f Title: Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying The Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back Author: Robert Levine

Call Number: 530.12 C912q Title: The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty Authors: Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

Call Number: 576.84 B262d Title: Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and The Future of Life on Earth Author: Anthony D. Barnosky

Call Number: 591.68 G52h Title: The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great and Small and Why They Matter Author: Richard Girling

Call Number: 612.8 K139f Title: The Future of the Mind Author: Michio Kaku Title: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind Author: Michio Kaku

Call Number: 612.3 P945v Title: Vitamania : Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection Author: Catherine Price

Call Number: 616.99 S579b Title: A Breast Cancer Alphabet Author: Madhulika Sikka

Call Number: 618.1 E346b Title: The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution Author: Jonathan Eic

Call Number: 618.86 M877c Title: Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America Author: Theresa Morris

Call Number: 797.23 N468d Title: Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves Author: James Nestor

Call Number: 940.54 M235h Title: A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Authors: Adam Makos and Larry Alexander

Call Number: 942.03 J766p Title: The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England Author: Dan Jones

Call Number: 943.086 L334i Title: The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin Author: Erik Larson
NOTE: Author also wrote The Devil in the White City

Call Number: 956.054 5533m Title: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel Author: Ari Shavit

Call Number: 956.704 S387f Title: For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice Authors: Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Call Number: 973.3 S363f Title: Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution Author: Andrew M. Schocket

Call Number: 973.3 W318k Title: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Call Number: 973.709 Title: Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Author: Jack E. Levin