It’s All True: Ten Future Nonfiction Releases

Top Ten Tuesday has graced this week’s participants with a freebie topic. So today, inspired by an excellent post over at What’s Nonfiction?, I’m highlighting ten future nonfiction releases that I can’t wait to read. Rennie, as with all of her posts, did an amazing job compiling publications for the rest of the year—and really, if you’re not already following her, check out What’s Nonfiction? for some of the most thoughtful reviews around. In fact, she was so thorough finding upcoming reading gems that I couldn’t avoid a tiny bit of overlap between our lists. Still, you can never mention a good read enough, right?

Side note: normally, I’d include the publication dates for future releases. However, because of the current state of publishing and ever-shifting release dates, I’m excluding them today. Everything below will be released … eventually.

All the Young Men: A Memoir of Love, AIDS, and Chosen Family in the American South
by Ruth Coker Burks
with Kevin Carr O’Leary

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West

Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters
by Deborah Stone

Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin
by Megan Rosenbloom

Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains
by Kerri Arsenault

Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir
by Lisa Donovan

Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
by Jeffrey H. Jackson

Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia
by Thomas Healy

True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump
by Jeffrey Toobin

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
by Martha S. Jones

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

43 thoughts on “It’s All True: Ten Future Nonfiction Releases

  1. I’m blushing!!! Thank you so much for those incredibly kind words. Every single one of these sounds fascinating, and I really don’t know how you even find such quirky and interesting titles. I completely missed most of these! Dark Archives just sounds fabulous, especially since it seems like she ties this morbid bit of history into a wider medical history/cultural study. I can’t wait for that one. Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger sounds amazing too — perfect for our food reading obsession! All the Young Men, Paper Bullets, and Calling Bullshit are immediately intriguing too, and you already know how I feel about Jeffrey Toobin’s new one — so all of these onto my list. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible list!!

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    1. I hope this post was okay! I probably should have asked if you were fine with me writing about your post/blog, so sorry about that!

      It’s so funny that you mention that … when I sat down to write this post, it felt like I couldn’t find ANY nonfiction that you hadn’t already mentioned. It took a lot of digging, which doesn’t feel normal. Usually I can’t wave my arm without slamming into a future release. Are publishers just not pushing nonfiction that much right now? Even so, I’m glad there are at least a couple of titles on here that are new for you, too! Macabre reads and food books and politics, oh my!

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      1. Oh of course it was fine!! I was beyond flattered and excited to read this! ❤

        I had the same issue when compiling mine. I usually have to pull ones from the list because there's just so many and I don't want 50 titles or a five-part post. I have no idea what's going on right now, I know there have been some major stresses in publishing but I haven't heard anything to better explain the dearth of new releases. I can only assume it's delays because of the lockdowns. It does look like there's a bit more on the schedule for next year, but it makes the rest of this year a little disappointing. More time to catch up on our backlist, I guess? And actually I was so impressed that you found all these new releases I hadn't heard of!


  2. I am intrigued by the large number of comments you received. This must have really struck a chord. It did with me, thinking about why I don’t read much nonfiction, but certainly can enjoy it. Perhaps it is because I read mainly work-related nonfiction when I was a teacher, and now it is time to party! There is also the pressure of needing to march on through books to complete my reviewing commitments for ARC’s. Fictions are usually a faster read. At least half of the books you listed have titles that pull me in. I’ll probably be thinking about this for a while.

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    1. That’s such an interesting point! I know when I finished graduate school, I avoided a lot of nonfiction because I had been steeped in research, articles, etc. for a couple of years. Finally diving into some lighthearted fiction really was like a party! And I know what you mean about keeping up on ARCs … As much as I enjoy nonfiction, it’s nice when I realize I have at least of couple of quick reads in the mix.


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