Epic sagas set in magical fantasy lands and funny (kinda cheesy) stories about enemies-turned-lovers are great and all, but I must confess the non-fiction section of the book store is where I beeline first. Celeb memoirs, self-love books, researched historical accounts, think pieces on where society’s headed…you name it, I wanna read it. Is it because I’m nosy as hell and must know what’s going on with everyone, everywhere, always? Probably! But am I going to tell myself it’s because I’m ~cultured~? Most definitely.
Now, the really great thing about the whole non-fiction-books-being-based-in-reality thing is there’s quite literally a never-ending supply of things to write about. Just looking at all the non-fiction books coming out in 2023; there’s enough to fill up even an avid reader’s spare time for the next, IDK, lifetime? You’ve got everything from Prince Harry’s juicy memoir, Spare, that spills all the tea on the royal family, to Greta Thunberg‘s upcoming (and enlightening) book on the climate crisis that’ll have you wanting to tackle greenwashing head-on.
If you find yourself trying to decide what books to add to your 2023 reading list, here are 11 of the best non-fiction books that are being released this year. Some are out now and some are coming out over the next 11-ish months, so you’ll have plenty to look forward to. Happy reading!
‘Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It,’ by Elie Honig
‘Spare,’ by Prince Harry
‘Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity,’ by Gloria Marky
‘The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions,’ by Greta Thunberg
‘Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist,’ by Jennifer Wright
‘More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech,’ by Meredith Broussard
‘Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity,’ by Sander van der Linden
‘Love, Pamela,’ by Pamela Anderson
‘What’s Eating Us: Women, Food, and the Epidemic of Body Anxiety,’ by Cole Kazdin
‘If It Sounds Like a Quack…: A Journey to the Fringes of American Medicine,’ by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
‘The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market,’ by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway