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.

20 Must-Read Memoirs of the Last Decade

Sink into a story of someone else's life with 20 must-read memoirs of the last decade, including a range of styles, voices, and settings.

National Parks: The Past, Present, and Future — and Books to Read About Them

In preparation for National Park Week, pick up some of these books about the ongoing legacy of America’s National Parks, including The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams.

New Nonfiction for Spring 2022

Whether you’re a fan of genre bending nonfiction or more traditional memoirs, you’re sure to find something interesting within this list, like Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson.

20 of the Best Adult Memoirs for Teens

Whether you’re looking for the best adult memoirs for teens or are a YA reader looking for great adult nonfiction, look no further. These titles, including Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James, will be right up your alley.

9 Nonfiction Books About Disability by People of Marginalized Genders

If you’re looking for your next great disability-related read, whether you like comics, memoirs, or theory, there’s something here for you!

8 Books About the History of Eugenics in the United States

Responses to COVID-19 have made obvious the eugenicist logic that still influences U.S. medical and political policy, and books like Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts provide vital background.

Love Notes: 10 Terrific Nonfiction Books About Music

If you love music, pick up one of these nonfiction books that cover different genres, like Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres by Kelefa Sanneh.

Inspiring Interior Design Books

If you love interior design — whether it’s because you love creating your space or just imagining creating your space — enjoy these books, including Jungalow.

You Can Handle the Truth: Exciting Upcoming 2022 Nonfiction Books

True dat: You *can* handle the truth and get a true attitude with these 10 exciting upcoming 2022 nonfiction books, like Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by RJ Young.

15 Books About Lesser-Known Women Who Made History

From rulers and scientists to activists, artists, and journalists, add these books about women who made history to your TBR pile, including Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen.