Fall Non-Fiction Reads

There is nothing quite like a true story and that is why I love reading nonfiction books. There are so many different types of nonfiction reads available. Whether you’re in the mood for something inspiring with a memoir, or something funny in the form of personal essays, there is something for everyone. Not only do these books allow us to learn from the world around us, they help us gain a better understanding of ourselves as well.

So, if you’re looking for a good nonfiction read check out these fascinating upcoming fall releases:


1.Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell 

Expected publication: September 10, 2019

Best selling Canadian author Malcom Gladwell returns with his newest release examining our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong. Gladwell takes a look at famous cases from the suicide of Sylvia Plath to the death of Sandra Bland and examines the impact of assumptions in our interactions. This thoughtful book is sure to be an important read.




2. “We Are the Weather” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Expected publication: September 17, 2019

In this new call to action, author Jonathan Safran Foer highlights the difference between understanding and truly believing in climate change. He argues that not believing in climate change in immaterial as the only differences that truly mattes is between those who act versus those who do not.




3.“Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related” by Jenny Heijun Wills

Expected publicationSeptember 17, 2019

In “Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related”, author Jenny Heijun Wills tells her story of being born in Korea and adopted into a white family in Canada, then reconnecting with her birth family when she was in her 20s. In this memoir, Wills delves into gender and racial complexities, as well as into the complicated relationships between Korean women.⁠



4.  “Highway of Tears” by Jessica McDiarmid 

Expected publicationSeptember 24, 2019

Jessica McDiarmid delves into the important and yet sometimes forgotten account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16. In this powerful read, she emphasizes the continuous failing of our justice system as well as our society when it comes to getting justice for these women.




5. “Had It Coming : What’s Fair in the Age Of #MeToo?” by Robyn Doolittle

Expected publication: September 24, 2019

In 2017 after a 20 month investigation, journalist Robyn Doolittle reported that 1 in 5 sexual assault cases were closed by police as “unfounded”. This brought to light the mishandling of sexual assault cases by the police. With her new book she presents the lack of understanding of sexual assault laws, particularly with regards to consent. This book is sure to generate complicated and uncomfortable conversations that are extremely important to have.




6. “Daughter of Family G. : A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate”  by Ami McKay

Expected publication: September 24, 2019

In “Daughter of Family G.” author Ami McKay shares her family’s genetic history with the legacy of hereditary cancer through the genetic disorder called the Lynch syndrome. In this genetic memoir McKay tells a fascinating story of trying to navigate a fulfilling life with cancer looming over your shoulder.




7. “Things No One Else Can Teach Us” by Humble The Poet

Expected publication: October 15, 2019

Humble the Poet is a Canadian rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, internationally bestselling author, and social media influencer. He also championed the 2017 Canada Reads winner. In his latest release he uses his personal experiences to argue that a change in mindset can radically alter our outlook. He emphasizes that we have the power to control how we react to the whims of life and it is up to us to create “silver linings” from the adversities we face.




8. “Finding Chika : A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family” by Mitch Albom

Expected publication: November 5, 2019 

Bestselling author Mitch Albom newest nonfiction book celebrates the live of Chika, a young Haitian orphan who forever changed the lives of the author and his wife.