New Releases: Most Anticipated Non-Fiction Releases January 2020
2020 is already shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year for non-fiction books. As an avid non-fiction reader this is right up my street.
Later in the year ‘Fake Law’ by The Secret Barrister, ‘The Doctor Who Fooled the World’ by Brian Dear, and ‘How to be a Liberal’ by Ian Dunt will all be gracing our shelves. In the mean time, the following are my top-five most anticipated releases in January.
1. How to Break Up with Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo
Publication Date: 09 January
Publishing House: Headline Books
How to Break Up with Fast Fashion is an accessible how-to guide for anybody who wants to make a difference in the face of climate change. Bravo’s tone is like that of your best friend; accessible, non-judgemental, and relatable. This is a book that you will want to keep returning too.
I was very lucky to have been sent an advanced readers copy by Headline Books so a full review is here. I can confidently say that How to Break Up with Fast Fashion has made me more conscientious and helped me on my way to becoming a more eco-friendly consumer.
2. Suicide of the West by Jonah Goldberg
Publication Date: 14 January
Publishing House: Crown Publishing Group
With the 2020 American Presidential election on the horizon, I can’t wait for Suicide of the West to be published. Already a New York Times Bestseller, Goldberg looks at the democratic institutions of America and the potential peril that they are in.
I believe that this will be a great follow on from Political Tribes by Amy Chua, with Mindf*ck by Christopher Wylie providing interesting context.
3. Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn
Publication Date: 14 January
Publishing House: Broadway Books
Throughout 2019 I made a conscious effort to read more books on feminist theory, and feminist in practice. Era of Ignition looks at what it means to be a feminist in these divisive times. Tamblyn has received great praise including: “A raw, gutsy, and exposing memoir unafraid to confront difficult questions in this turbulent time.”—America Ferrera
I am going to be pushing for this book to be added to the reading list of Femi.Books INTL Feminist Book Club!
4. Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner
Publication Date: 23 January
Publishing House: HarperCollins
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up was one of the final books I read in 2019 – a crazy ride from start to finish! So once I read Weiner’s article in the guardian this week, I just knew I had to get my hands of a copy of Uncanny Valley.
A personal account of silicon valley politics, feminism, and big data – this book has it all for me!
5. Dear Life by Rachel Clarke
Publication Date: 30 January
Publishing House: Little Brown, Hatchette
Rachel Clarke is a doctor, however Dear Life is a different take on a medical memoir. Dr. Clarke details her experience of palliative care after her GP father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
I read many medical memoirs throughout 2019 so I am really excited to see how this different style works. Reading reviews I am expecting to feel intensely human (and cry, lots!).