I appreciate everything that y’all have said on the topic. I actually do like reading nonfiction, but I’d gotten out of the habit, so now here’s what I’ve requested from the library:
1968: the year that rocked the world by Mark Kurlansky
Blue highways: a journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon
Choice cuts by Mark Kurlansky
The fracture zone: a return to the Balkans by Simon Winchester
Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world by J. McIver Weatherford
There are also a bunch of things I requested through WorldCat, but I can’t find a list of them anywhere.