What a great year for reading 2020 was! Many of us spent time with nonfiction, learning new hobbies and reading self-improvement. Check out 2020 Staff Picks - Nonfiction for the complete list of suggestions.
Courtney recommends Breaking Hate by Christian Picciolini, the story of a young man who "fell into the hands of a predatory hate group, and how everything led to him helping others." She also enjoyed Trevor Noah's memoir, Born a Crime, noting that The Daily Show host tells stories of the "ridiculous arbitrary rules of Apartheid that were surprisingly funny."
Kate enjoyed doing some armchair travel, with cartoonist Lucy Knisley's book Displacement, a memoir of a memorable cruise the author took with her two ailing grandparents. She also enjoyed Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavoeut, a Frenchman who spent sixth months exploring the fascinating streets of a fascinating city.
Posted on February 08, 2021