New Nonfiction Roundup – February 2018

Thoughtful essays, gripping true crime, unconventional memoirs and brain science books dominate the latest releases in nonfiction.

2/6: At Peace by Samuel Harrington. A guide for older patients who want to choose a quiet, peaceful death on their own terms.

2/6: Brotopia by Emily Chang. An expose of the boys’ club mentality that rules Silicon Valley at the expense of talented women.

2/6: Endure by Alex Hutchinson. A physicist explores the physical and mental science of endurance and peak performance.

2/6: A False Report by Christian T. Miller. A Seattle-area rape victim seeks justice in a misogynistic criminal justice system. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation.

2/6: Feel Free by Zadie Smith. A collection of unpublished and classic essays on a wide range of topics from the bestselling author. A Peak Pick!

2/6: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. A memoir of the struggles of a Native woman, from growing up on B.C.’s Seabird Island Indian Reservation to adulthood.

2/6: I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. The author recounts her life through seventeen brushes with death in this atypical memoir.

2/6: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantú. A Mexican American and former border control agent reflects on migration, violence and identity.

2/6: Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. A poker champion teaches you how accepting  uncertainty and chance will lead to making smarter decisions.

2/13: The Triumph of Christianity by Bart Ehrman. The story of how Christianity defied expectations to become the dominant religion in the western world.

2/20: Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears. A memoir from the lead singer of the glam rock band Scissor Sisters, who came out as gay at 15 while attending high school on the San Juan Islands.

2/20: Educated by Tara Westover. The author traces her life from a strict, off-the-gird Mormon upbringing in Idaho to the halls of Cambridge. A LibraryReads pick for February!

2/20: Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper. A Black feminist channels anger into action and celebrates fierce Black women who have done the same.

2/20: The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku. Consider interstellar travel, immortality and  our future beyond Planet Earth, from the bestselling author of The Future of the Mind.

2/20: Political Tribes by Amy Chua. The author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother tackles political tribalism at home and abroad.

2/20: What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson. The Pulitzer-Prize winner discusses politics and faith in a new collection of essays.

2/27: Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker. The follow-up to Better Angels of Our Nature  reasons that the world is better than ever before thanks to progressive ideals introduced during the Enlightenment.

2.27: Food by Mark Hyman. A mythbusting guide to choosing the healthiest food options, from the doctor behind Eat Fat, Get Thin. 

2/27: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. The late author searches for the Golden State Killer, who disappeared after committing fifty sexual assaults and ten murders.

2.27: Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The author of The Black Swan upends our thinking about risk and reward in all aspects of life.

~ posted by Frank B.

One thought on “New Nonfiction Roundup – February 2018”

  1. I love Bart Ehrman’s work. I don’t have a “religion gene” and his work explains religion in ways I can understand.

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