This September, enjoy a bevy of books about technology and society, improving your life, reflections on the political landscape and 2016 election, and of course some new cookbooks.
9/5: Bored & Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi. Unplug, allow your mind to wander and kickstart your creativity!
9/5: Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters. A memoir from the culinary icon and founder of Chez Panisse.
9/5: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire – A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen. The author argues that Americans have blurred the lines between fact and fiction since the nation’s founding.
9/5: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek. The author of Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why provides leaders with more tools for inspiring individuals and teams.
9/5: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum. A fully revised, 20th anniversary edition of a classic examination on race.
9/12: The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert Sutton. Sick of jerks? Check out this follow-up to the bestselling The No Asshole Rule.
9/12: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging & the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown. Discover how to belong and connect in an increasingly polarized world, from the beloved author of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.
9/12: Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimball. The acclaimed cook’s first cookbook since leaving America’s Test Kitchen.
9/12: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin. The author of Better Than Before returns with the answers to one key question: “How do I respond to expectations?”
9/12: Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family & An Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum. The story of why a U.S. Army Ranger robbed a Tacoma bank before deploying to Iraq.
9/12: Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur. The NBC correspondent reveals all from covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
9/12: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. A lot happened.
9/18: The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison. Gathering together and revising a series of lectures given at Harvard, Morrison melds memoir, history, and literary analysis in examining race and otherness.
9/12: World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer. A critique of the influence of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google.
9/19: Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory. A look at 100 key events in black history in America from the late comedian.
9/19: Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu. An investigation into the Chinese education system reveals what goes on behind the scenes to ensure success.
9/19: The Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, & Turn Your World Around by Byron Kate. Free yourself from suffering via Buddhist wisdom. From the author of Loving What Is.
9/19: One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported by E.J. Dionne. The political commentator explores how citizen activism is the antidote to the Trump presidency.
9/19: Reset: My Fight for Inclusion & Lasting Change by Ellen Pao. An account of the author’s fight against discrimination in the tech industry.
9/26: The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America . Hundreds of new recipes from the esteemed natural foods restaurant.
9/19: The Templars: The Rise & Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones. A history of the Knights Templar, from the author of The Plantagenets.
9/26: Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul & Imagine A Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella. A vision of Microsoft’s future from its current CEO.
9/26: My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines by Rachel Yang. Enjoy Korean fusion recipes from the owner of Seattle restaurants Joule, Trove and Revel.