Fresh Nonfiction Reads to Kick Off a New Month

The beginning of July welcomes not only the sweltering heat in the southeast but also a fresh batch of captivating nonfiction books. As temperatures soar and humidity envelops us like a damp blanket, escaping into the world of books offers a cool respite. Walking outside might fog up your glasses, but diving into a new read can clear up your mind.

Escaping the Heat with New Nonfiction Titles

As we impatiently count down to the cooler days of fall, there’s no reason not to indulge in some intriguing nonfiction reads. This month, we spotlight titles that delve into fascinating life stories and unveil hidden histories. It's also a great time to celebrate Disability Pride Month and highlight books that resonate with its themes.

Before we dive into new book recommendations, let's talk about some bookish merchandise that might pique your interest.

Charming Bookish Goods

For those who love to celebrate their love of reading with some charming accessories, the READ Bunting – Colourful Felt Garland by Forged in Fables is a delightful addition to any space. Priced at $16, these vibrant felt garlands are perfect for adding a touch of literary flair to a reading nook or gifting to young readers to encourage their summer reading adventures. Personally, I love sending these cute banners along with a box of books to my nieces and nephews.

Must-Read Nonfiction Releases

Among the many compelling titles coming out this month, The Talented Mrs. Mandelbaum: The Rise and Fall of an American Organized-Crime Boss by Margalit Fox stands out. This new release uncovers the riveting tale of Fredericka Mandelbaum, an immigrant who quickly rose to the status of a wealthy and respected member of society, all while secretly leading a life of organized crime.

Mandelbaum’s story is one of resilience and resourcefulness, providing an intriguing look into the clandestine world of 19th-century crime in America. Discover more about this fascinating figure and the web of deception that she wove through her criminal empire.

Interested in more gripping tales of true crime? Be sure to check out this History Channel article on famous criminal masterminds that delves deeper into the lives of notorious figures who shaped the underworld of crime.

Discover More Nonfiction Gems for Disability Pride Month

This month, we're not only excited about fresh nonfiction releases but also keen on celebrating Disability Pride Month. Here are additional picks that highlight stories and voices from the disability community:

  • Disassemble: A compelling memoir shedding light on the challenges and triumphs of navigating life with a disability.
  • Adaptive Courage: A collection of essays by various authors showcasing their experiences and insights on living with disabilities.
  • Inclusive Innovation: An exploration of groundbreaking innovations that are making the world more accessible for everyone.
"Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart." — Oprah Winfrey

Bookish Merch at Your Fingertips

If you’re on the hunt for more delightful bookish merchandise, be sure to explore Liam and Lore. Their curated collection includes everything from charming bookmarks to cozy reading socks, perfect for augmenting your literary world and making your reading experience even more delightful.

July 07, 2024 — Kristin James