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.

The Best New Biographies of 2023

The best new biographies of 2023, including King: A Life by Jonathan Eig, explore full lives and historical events in ways that speak meaningfully to the present.

The Power of Story: Historical Graphic Memoirs to Educate and Enlighten

These stunning historical graphic memoirs weave together personal or family experiences with education about historical events.

9 Nonfiction Books To Make You Rethink the World Around You

These thought-provoking nonfiction books will have you seeing the world around you and how you move through it completely differently.

The Room(s) Where It Happened: The Best Political Memoirs

From the biggest names to names you don't know (yet), the best political memoirs inspire, educate, and drive us towards a greater future. Start with The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America by Cori Bush.

8 Amazing New Nonfiction Books to Read in September 2023

You *can* handle the truth with these eight incredible nonfiction reads to kick your fall reading season off right, including Thicker than Water: A Memoir by Kerry Washington.

8 Upcoming Nonfiction Books to Get You Excited About Fall

From long-awaited new books from beloved authors to celebrity memoirs like Making It So by Patrick Stewart  and more, here are the Fall 2023 nonfiction books to preorder now!

What We (Don’t) Talk About When We Talk About Adult Graphic Nonfiction Books

Is there a difference between illustrated adult nonfiction and comics? What terminology does—or does not—imply about books.

8 Nonfiction Books About Feelings and Emotions To Help You Process

We need books about emotions because emotions are confusing, even for fully grown adults. These books can help you process them.

Travel Memoirs That Aren’t by the Usual White Dudes

For awhile, it seemed like travel was only written about by a select few, but here are new voices that are exploring the world. Start with Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins.

8 New Nonfiction Books Being Released in August

August's new nonfiction books include a memoir exploring the model minority myth, a historical look at Middle Eastern horsewomen, and more, including Mexikid by Pedro Martín.