Madison Library District

Choice Awards

Nonfiction NOMINEES FOR 2023

Voting has ended for 2023.

Find all the nominees below.


1. The Law of Love
by Steve Young

The law of love–loving as God loves, seeking another’s healing, expecting nothing in return–is a simple principle with profound, life-changing implications …

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2. Grace to Become
by Emily Belle Freeman

God’s plan for each of His children includes progress, increase, and transformation. At the center of that plan is Jesus Christ, who offers enabling grace through His Atonement. This enabling strength includes …

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3. What If? 2
by Randall Munroe

Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for …

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4. River of the Gods
by Candice Millard

For millennia the location of the Nile River’s headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th century, there was a frenzy of interest in ancient Egypt. At the same time …

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5. Stolen Focus
by Johann Hari

Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding it much harder to focus than he used to. He found that a life of …

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6. Find Your People
by Jennie Allen

In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so …

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7. The Homestead Sourdough Cookbook
by Georgia Varozza

Is there anything more satisfying than a thick, warm slice of homemade bread served fresh out of the oven? Join baking and homestyle cooking veteran Georgia Varozza as she …

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8. Clean(ish)
by Gin Stephens

Gin shows you how to become clean(ish) where it counts: you’ll learn how to eat (mostly) clean and live (mainly) clean to …

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9. Encanto
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s soundtrack to Encanto has taken the music world by storm. The soundtrack and its catchy single …

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10. Putin’s Russia
by Darryl Cunningham

In this educational and frank biography, Putin’s journey is characterized by shifting loyalties, brutal treatment of detractors, and lawless financial dealings. Despite all of this …

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Other Nominees

The Lazy Genius Kitchen
by Kendra Adachi

Not a cookbook, but a way to organize your kitchen– and everything in it …

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The Savory Baker
by America’s Test Kitchen

From super simple quick breads to showstopping special-occasion centerpieces, the staff at America’s Test Kitchen help you transform your baking …

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Refuse to Be Done
by Matt Bell

They say writing is rewriting. So why does the second part get such short shrift? Refuse To Be Done will guide you …

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Delicious Disney
by Pam Brandon

Filled with a heartfelt narrative and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, mouth-watering food photos, gorgeous Walt Disney Imagineering concept artwork, nostalgic restaurant menus and ephemera, and a little Disney magic …

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How to Raise an Intuitive Eater
by Steven T. Collis

Kids are born intuitive eaters. Well-meaning parents, influenced by the diet culture that surrounds us all, are often concerned about how to best feed their children. Nearly everyone …

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The Path to Kindness
edited by James Crews

Following the success and momentum of his anthology How to Love the World, James Crews’s new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers more …

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Finding Me
by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life changing decision to stop running forever. This is my story …

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Modern Origami
by Muneji Fuchimoto

In this book, master origami designer Muneji Fuchimoto presents a collection of 34 totally unique origami models! These pieces will …

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Half Baked Harvest Every Day
by Tieghan Gerard

Half Baked Harvest Book 3 delivers more of Tieghan’s trademark simple, wholesome decadence with 125 all-new recipes for food that everyone can feel good about. This time around …

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The Doomsday Mother
by John Glatt

At first, the residents of Kauai Beach Resort took little notice of their new neighbors. The glamorous blonde and her tall husband fit the image of the ritzy gated community. The couple seemed …

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Queen of Our Times
by Robert Hardman

Shy but with a steely self-confidence; inscrutable despite ten decades in the public eye; unflappable; devout; indulgent; outwardly reserved, inwardly passionate; unsentimental; inquisitive; young at heart. All of these describe Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II …

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Food Triggers
by Amber Lia

How do we manage those unruly portions at restaurants? Why are we eating leftovers from our kids’ plates? How do we stop boredom munchies? …

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Fat Girls Hiking
by Summer Michaud-Skog

Summer Michaud-Skog, founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community, offers a book brimming with heartfelt stories, practical …

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The Light We Carry
by Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can …

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Outdoor Kids in an Inside World
by Amber Share

The average American spends ninety percent of their time indoors, and children are no exception. Today, kids can spend up to seven hours per day looking at screens. Not only …

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The Art of Talking with Children
by Rebecca Rolland

Science has shown that the best way to help our kids become independent, kind, and happy is by talking to them– yet we are at a loss on …

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Lore Olympus, Volume One
by Rachel Smythe

Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love — witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology’s best-known stories from creator Rachel Smythe. Persephone, young goddess of spring, is …

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The Art of Living
by Grant Snider

With both humor and a touch of reality, The Art of Living centers on mindfulness, but also empathy, relaxation, gratitude, and awareness–evergreen subjects that …

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by Kitty and Al Tait

Kitty Tait grew up a funny, chatty redhead who made everyone in her family laugh. But around the time she turned 14, Kitty began experiencing anxiety. Slowly, she …

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Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More.
by Rod Wilson

Practice the three simple phrases that heal relationships, strengthen connection, and change the world. We all believe that saying …

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