Most Popular Books – Adult Nonfiction

Most Popular Books – Adult Nonfiction – September/October 2022

Take a gander at these hot reads! If you’re stuck on a hold list I’ve put down a few similar books you can read while you’re waiting for your copy. Enjoy!

  1. I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy
    Child star of iCarly and Sam & Cat details her struggles eating disorders, addiction, and her difficult relationship with her abusive and controlling mother.
  2. Similar Books: “In Pieces” by Sally Field, “Inside Out” by Demi Moore, and “Not my Father’s Son” by Alan Cumming.

  3. Breaking History by Jared Kushner
    An account of time spent in the Trump White House by the former president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

    Similar Books: “Unbelievable” by Katy Tur, “The Trump White House” by Ronald Kessler, and “A Warning” by Anonymous.

  4. Solito by Javier Zamora
    The poet describes his journey over two months from El Salvador to the United States to reconnect with his parents who left years earlier.

    Similar Books: “Separated” by Jacob Soboroff, “The Naked don’t Fear the Water” by Matthieu Aikins, and “The Ungrateful Refugee” >by Dina Nayeri,

  5. Diana, William, and Harry by James Patterson and Chris Mooney-
    Mooney examines the heartbreaking story of Princess Diana, and how her sons carried on her name and spirit into adulthood.

    Similar Books: “Brothers and Wives” by Christopher P. Anderson, “Battle of Brothers” by Robert Lacey, and “The Diana Chronicles” by Tina Brown.

  6. The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
    Brown takes readers on a tour de force journey through the scandals, love affairs, power plays, and betrayals that buffeted the House of Windsor since the death of Diana.

    Similar Books: “The Royals” by Kitty Kelly, “The Queen Mother” by Walter Shawcross, and “The Real Wallis Simpson” by Anna Pasternak.

  7. Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss
    New biography of Jim Thorpe, one of America’s greatest all-around athletes who survived racism, alcohol addiction, broken marriages and financial distress to become a myth and a legend.

    Similar Books: “Twelve Mighty Orphans” by Jim Dent, “The Three Year Swim Club” by Julie Checkoway, and “Arthur Ashe” by Raymond Arsenault.

  8. Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure by Rinker Buck
    Rinker Buck casts off down the Mississippi river in an antique style wooden flat bottom boat, charting his own geographical and emotional journey.

    Similar Books: Spying on the South by Tony Horowitz, The Appalachians by Mari-Lynn Evans, and Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.

  9. Shy by Mary Rogers and Jesse Green
    The memoirs of Mary Rodgers—writer, composer, Broadway royalty, and “a woman who tried everything.”

    Similar Books: “Unmasked” by Andrew Loyd Webber, “I was Better last Night” by Harvey Fierstein, and “Girls like Us” by Shelia Weller.

  10. The Daughter of Auschwitz by Tova Friedman and Malcolm Brabant

    A powerful memoir by one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz, Tova Friedman, following her childhood growing up during the Holocaust and surviving a string of near-death experiences in a Jewish ghetto, a Nazi labor camp, and Auschwitz.

    Similar Books: “Chasing Portraits” by Elizabeth Rynecki, “Rena’s Promise” by Rena Kornreich Gelissen, and “Measure of a Man” by Martin Greenfield.

  11. Raising Lazarus by Beth Macy
    In this complex story of public health, big pharma, dark money, politics, race and class, the New York Times best-selling author of Dopesick takes us to the forefront of the opioid crisis where we meet the everyday heroes fighting to stem the tide of drug overdose.

    Similar Books: “The Least of Us” by Sam Quinones, “A Common Struggle” by Patrick J Kennedy, and “Inside Rehab” by Anne M Fletcher