Top 5 Nonfiction Books to Read This Fall

August 18, 2021
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Novels get a good deal of the glory when it comes to books that people are raving about—but fiction hasn't cornered the market for rave reviews. Tons of fantastic nonfiction books are headed your way this fall, and there are some real gems in the mix! We asked our in-house book experts to weigh in with the nonfiction titles they're most excited about. We whittled down their list to just the top five, but rest assured that there are plenty more where these came from. Be sure to check out our complete selection of the best nonfiction coming this fall.

1. The President and the Freedom Fighter

New from bestselling author and Fox News political commentator Brian Kilmeade, this book tells the little-known story of how Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass forged friendship in the midst of political turmoil—and changed the course of history.

2. Countdown bin Laden

Set to release in advance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, this historical thriller is Chris Wallace's painstakingly reported, riveting account of the final months in the race to find and take down Osama bin Laden.

3. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!

In a cookbook as delightfully easygoing as Ree Drummond herself, the beloved Food Network star serves up comforting, family-friendly dishes that will bring everyone to the table. Recipes like One Pot Pasta, Buffalo Chicken "Tot"chos, and Broccoli-Cheddar Stromboli are dinnertime game-changers.

4. Going There

Award-winning journalist Katie Couric doesn't shy away from tough topics in this raw and honest memoir documenting the ups and downs of her personal and professional life. From tragic losses to career-making moments to witnessing sexism and misogyny in the workplace, Couric presents a relatable and genuine portrait of a modern American woman.

5. Will

Actor, producer, and musician Will Smith has led a life of unparalleled success in the entertainment industry. In his inspiring new memoir, he shares his journey of inner transformation fueled by a deep understanding of self and a mastery of emotions. Says Will, "Once you've learned the terrain of your own mind, every experience, every emotion, every circumstance, whether positive or negative, simply propels you forward, to greater growth and greater experience. That is true will." 

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