Top 10 Nonfiction Titles to Bookmark This Fall

Earlier this week we shared our most anticipated fall fiction titles with you, but if nonfiction is more your style, you’re in the right place! Keep reading to find out which nonfiction titles we’re most excited about this fall (just in time for the start of the new school year)!

Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds by Stephen Nicholas and Mike Tucker

Calling all Whovians and design enthusiasts! With never-before-published images that are interwoven with fascinating insights from the show’s writers, Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds takes us behind-the-scenes of the Doctor Who set, showcasing the work of its remarkable designers, costumers, make-up and special effects artists, and more. On sale October 27.

Harry Potter: The Character Vault by Jody Revenson

So maybe you’re not a Whovian, but a Potterhead? This book is for you! Jody Revenson‘s Harry Potter: The Character Vault unveils the movie magic used to bring Harry Potter to the big screen. Expect design sketches, photos of iconic props, and interviews with the special effects experts, costume designers, makeup artists, and the cast, and get ready to fall in love with the film series all over again. I’m so excited for this book, you’d think Gryffindor just won the House Cup (again)! On sale October 27.

Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada by Ron MacLean with Kirstie McLellan Day

No one has crossed this country more than MacLean! In his 28 years on Hockey Night in Canada and now as host of Rogers’ Hometown Hockey, MacLean has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. From players, coaches, hockey moms and hockey dads; rivalries, practical jokes, careers that grew out of nothing and “can’t lose” prospects who flamed out too soon, MacLean’s stories are compelling, entertaining, and inspiring. On sale October 20.

Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man by Jay Onrait

Loved Anchorboy by Jay Onrait? You’re in for a treat! Everyone’s favourite Canadian sportscaster is back with his second collection of stories that will make you laugh, cry, and feel just a little bit uncomfortable. In Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man, Onrait reminisces about the times he explored the squalid world of medical marijuana, made a mess of himself on the road to Pittsburgh, got upstaged on live TV by comedy legend Martin Short, and more. On sale October 27.

Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis

In this inspiring memoir that Lena Dunham calls “beautiful and so wildly engaging,” Aspen Matis shares the story of her ambitious, dangerous, and transformative trek from Mexico to Canada. This journey was Matis‘ attempt to seek healing in nature after she was raped by a fellow student on her second night of college. Fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild will not want to miss this emotional yet ultimately triumphant coming-of-age survival story. On sale September 8.

Stolen Sisters by Emmanuelle Walter

Since 1980, 1200 Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing. This official figure is an alarming one, one that deserves our attention. In Stolen Sisters, journalist Emmanuelle Walter has crafted a moving representative account of the disappearance of two teenagers, Maisy Odjick and Shanon Alexander, who have been missing since September 2008. It’s a moving and deeply shocking work of investigative journalism that makes the claim that not only is Canada failing its First Nations communities, but that a feminicide is taking place. On sale September 29.

Color Me Creative by Kristina Webb

Colouring books have been all the rage lately, and I’m so excited for this art book by Instagram sensation Kristina Webb! In Color Me Creative, Webb inspires us all to unlock our imagination with 50 art-inspired challenges. Fans will also get to learn more about her as she shares stories of her exotic upbringing and how she’s become one of the most popular artists of her generation.  But the fun doesn’t end on the page – readers can download the free Unbound app and enjoy interactive features and videos too! On sale September 29.

Old Faithful: Dogs of a Certain Age by Pete Thorne

Be warned: this is a seriously aww-worthy book! Based on Pete Thorne‘s web series, Old Faithful: Dogs of a Certain Age is a collection of portraits and stories of dogs that are well worn, well loved, and well on in years. I can’t wait to get my paws on this. On sale October 27.

Thug Kitchen: Party Grub

From back-to-school get togethers to Hallowe’en parties, there’s so much to celebrate in the fall! Luckily, Thug Kitchen: Party Grub is here to help you prepare the most delicious food for every occasion. From appetizers like Deviled Chickpea Bites to main events like Mexican Lasagna, these recipes will equip you to become the life of any party! On sale October 13.

365 Days of Cocktails by Difford’s Guide

Speaking of parties, here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ to make things more interesting! This handy new book by Difford’s Guide will help you celebrate every day of the year with cocktails. I can’t wait to toast to the end of summer with a “Bikini Martini” or catch up on my Hemingway backlist with a twist on his “Death in the Afternoon” cocktail. On sale September 22.

Which nonfiction title are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments section or tweet us at @SavvyReader!


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3 thoughts on “Top 10 Nonfiction Titles to Bookmark This Fall

  1. For music lovers and readers of autobiography/memoirs, I highly recommend Larry Dunlap’s Night People.
    Absolutely captivating writing that reads like fiction but always feels truly authentic.
    Anyone with an interest in the 1960s rock scene or social history of the time would love this book.

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