Here are our recommendations for the adult nonfiction reader, including history, memoirs, crafting/cooking, books to get you moving, and more.
Comedian Trevor Noah's memoir about growing up under apartheid in South Africa is simultaneously funny and gut-wrenching.
Simply one of the best books ever written about what it’s like to fly in space.
An absorbing and up-to-date biography of the songwriter Joni Mitchell.
A biography of one of the most important political figures of the 20th century responsible for changing the course of history.
Easy or advanced stitches, it's all here with clear how-to photos. For the beginner, the forgetter and those who want to try something new.
Recipes, culture, business, history...for the chocoholic or foodie in your life, this book contains everything you need to know about chocolate creation and tasting; illustrated with drawings and delectable photographs.
An easy-to-follow cookbook with healthy recipes that suit most dietary restrictions and preferences. Just take a look at the vibrant, mouth-watering photos.
Get inspired to visit gorgeous walking trails near or far. With photographs, practical tips for all ages, and historical and insightful commentary, this guide will get you going. And it also looks great on a coffee table!
The most approachable book on yoga for anyone looking to get started.
A day-by-day account of one of the most brutal battles and a major turning point in the Vietnam War.
A winding and exhaustive account of what happened to the revolutionaries after the Russian Revolution, written in the spirit of War and Peace.
An interesting look into the often-overlooked issue of white class divisions in the U.S. The new preface touches on class issues in the 2016 election.
A long researched pairing down to just the words Jesus spoke. Short but stirring, with some historical notes.
Stunning homes designed with a special relationship to the natural landscape.
As he did for the plant kingdom in Hidden Life of Trees, Wohlleben synthesizes the latest research showing that non-human species also have an emotional life.
This new memoir about Ann's father Clifton Fadiman - a legendary literary critic, editor and radio personality - is funny, moving and overall brilliant.
If you liked Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy, read this. If you don't know Just Mercy, read this. A magnificent account of a wrongfully convicted black man in North Carolina who spent 25 years trying to prove his innocence.
For the bibliophile with a tiny apartment (and a comparable budget) here's a way to make your own versions of the classics.