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8 Recent Nonfiction Books on the Natural World

With the return of birdsong, here is a list of 8 non-fiction books about the natural world published in 2021 and 2022, including Why We Swim.

8 Outstanding Nonfiction Books About Music

From boy bands to hip-hop, mix tape love letters to musician memoirs, here are some of the best nonfiction books about music, including Just Kids by Patti Smith.

What Makes a Good Biography?

The story of a life is vast and can take many shapes, and whose stories get told in the first place shape the way we view history.

9 Books for Beginning Wine Drinkers

Read your way into the world of wine, whether you're a beginner or a lover of all things reds, whites, and rosés.

The 20 Most Influential Memoirs of All Time

These influential memoirs, including The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, reflect on poverty, mental illness, racism, and more, and they’ve indelibly changed the culture.

The Best Memoirs to Read for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As you consider how to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, add these books to the top of your list.

15 of the Best Books on Roman History

Whether you're looking for books on Roman history for new readers or history buffs, these are the best books on Roman history to start with.

Gastronomy and the Stars: Cookbooks for the Astrologically Inclined

Earth, air, fire, or water, there is the perfect astrology cookbook to satiate your sign's hunger.

Cookbook Showdown: The Best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipes

Want to up your pineapple upside-down cake game? We tested recipes from four cookbooks to find out which version comes out on top.

Warm Fuzzies: 10 Feel-Good Nonfiction Books about Animals

A lot of nonfiction about animals focuses on the climate crisis, but these feel-good books about animals, like World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, remind you what we’re fighting for.