#Nonfiction

News on new nonfiction books and recommendations for the best nonfiction books, including historical books, biographies, nonfiction books for kids, and more, from Book Riot.

Normalize Black History: 5 Extraordinary Black People in History

"Don't join the fight against racism to liberate me and other Black people. Join the fight to liberate yourself."

5 Great New Genre-Bending Nonfiction Books

Check out these genre-bending nonfiction books, to learn about lighthouses, harvesting, race theory, rereading, Toni Morrison, and more.

8 Memoirs About Mothers, Motherhood, and Loss

A reader on the memoirs about mothers and motherhood that helped her navigate the transition from "mothered" to "motherless."

6 Books on Inequities Within the Healthcare System

Here's a short list of books about healthcare system inequities to get you acquainted with how these inequities affect various marginalized populations.

9 of the Best Productivity Books For When You’re Mentally Exhausted

Finding it hard to stay focused? These nine books on productivity are filled with actionable steps to help you become motivated and get stuff done.

Favorite Funny Memoirs By Funny People

Check out this selection of one reader's favorite funny memoirs because who couldn't use more laughter in their lives these days?

5 Nonfiction Reads to Learn More About Viruses

To better understand the coronavirus, let's consult the experts. Here are 5 nonfiction books about viruses written by virologists and disease specialists.

Essential Nonfiction Books About the Middle East

Maybe you read PERSEPOLIS, maybe you have a long standing interest in the region--find some essential books about the Middle East here.

AMERICAN HARVEST and Life Between the Urban and Rural Divide

On books set in the rural middle of America and the powerful insights from AMERICAN HARVEST.

6 Nonfiction Canadian Books by Black Authors About Racism

Need to self-educate? Start with this list of 6 nonfiction Canadian books by Black authors about racism, anti-Blackness, and anti-racist activism.

5 Compelling Memoirs of Women Who Hiked the PCT

Here are a select few of the most interesting memoirs written or co-authored by women who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail.

3 Great Memoirs Written (and Narrated) by Queer Women

Celebrate Pride Month and queer voices by reading these three captivating audiobook memoirs written and narrated by queer women.

11 Photography Books To Enjoy for Pride

Immerse yourself in queer photography books that celebrate Pride and the wider LGBTQ+ community through various lenses, eras, and experiences.

12 Informative Queer Women’s History Reads

Here's a roundup of books focused on queer women's history, focusing on activism, identity, and intimate and diverse stories.

9 Informative Books About Stonewall

These books about Stonewall for readers of all ages make for a great introduction to the riots and their impact on the LGBTQ+ community.