Whether you’re not really a novel reader, or you just like to mix it up between fiction and non-fiction, we’ve curated some of the best 2020 non-fiction releases to sink your teeth into. From celeb memoirs to battling food allergies, you’ll find your perfect non-fiction summer read here.
Open Book – Jessica Simpson
Everyone who loves the noughties as much as we do will rejoice in this one. Jessica Simpson’s memoir follows everything from her relationship with John Mayer to how she built her career and empire.
Untamed – Glennon Doyle
Glennon Doyle is an activist, public speaker and bestselling author. Her sparkling memoir analyses lessons of love, family, children and divorce which she has learnt and has been described as a “lucid, inspiring chronicle of female empowerment”.
Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life – Marie Kondo
Get ready to ‘spark joy’ all over again… but this time at work! Our favourite organiser teaches us how to transform our messy desks into workable havens (and how to navigate stressful work relationships too!).
Empty: A Memoir – Susan Burton
Former Editor of Harper’s, Susan Burton explores her relationship with food, self-worth, binge eating and anorexia in this totally raw memoir.
Uncanny Valley – Anna Wiener
Uncanny Valley is a memoir which follows Anna leaving her book publishing NYC job in her mid-twenties for a data start-up company in Silicon Valley. It turns out that it isn’t as progressive as they promised, it’s just covered up with some complementary ski vacays.
Too Much and Never Enough - Mary L Trump
Not for the fainthearted, this revelatory biography of US President Donald Trump has been written by someone close to him: his only niece and clinical psychologist, Mary Trump. She analyses every corner of his upbringing, and how he came to be the man ruling the US today.
Anxiety Relief for Teens – Regine Galanti
Regine Galatti, PhD, is a license psychologist who focuses on helping teens with anxiety. This book showcases CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques to help with spiralling stress, anxiety and all-round healthy living.
How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? - Pandora Sykes
Pandora Sykes ‘essays on modern life’ are a millennial exploration of all the anxieties, myths and choices which consumer our lives. What really is ‘living our best life’? Other literary mega babe Dolly Alderton says of the book: “Pandora is my personal guru on all things relating to the zeitgeist. How lucky you are that she can now be yours too’.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan – Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
So, there have been reports that Harry and Meghan did not contribute to this tell-all biography at all. But do we still want to read it? Absolutely. Just have a pinch of salt ready.
Available 11th August 2020.
Swimming Lessons – Lili Reinhart
Actress and poet Lili Reinhart is giving us all a different literary treat this Autumn… a collection of beautiful poems. She describes the book as “more of a story rather than a confession of thought”, and we can’t wait to read it.
Available 29th September 2020.
Keep Moving – Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith author of Good Bones, gives us the motivation, wisdom and truth we all need in her latest book: Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change. Expect to feel every emotion that you have, and someone you didn’t even know that you did!
Available 6th October 2020.
The End of Food Allergy – Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett
This book documents a ‘life-changing, research-based program’ that claims to end food allergies in both adults and children forever. Based on re-training the immune system and state-of-the-art therapies, this book claims to have all the answers to the world of food allergies.
Available 20th October 2020.