Looking to Learn Something New? Here’s a Nonfiction List for You!

Feeling stagnant after being stuck at home for so many months now? Read on for our nonfiction list, built for anybody looking to learn something new!

Feeling stagnant after being stuck at home for so many months now? Itching for your next nonfiction or how-to book? This weeks nonfiction new-release radar is for everybody out there who might want to learn something new, gain a new skill, or simply better themselves; covering areas including business, science, and spiritualism.



1. ‘The Smart Money Method: How to pick stocks like a hedge fund pro’ by Stephen Clapham




Stephen Clapham, a retired hedge fund partner and current stock analyst trainer, explains his thought and research for picking stocks and testing their potential. The Smart Money Method covers areas including finding stock ideas, assessing the quality of a business, judging managerial ability, navigating a post-COVID world, and more.


2. ‘Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction’ by Walter Isaacson




Ever wonder how Jeff Bezos came to be the founder, CEO, and President of Amazon? Curious about the process he underwent that would land him at being worth over $180 billion? Invent and Wander is a collection of Bezos’ writings directly, explaining the core principles and philosophy that guided him along his way. Pick up a copy of this for a down-to-earth master class in business values, strategy, and execution.



3. ‘Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain’ by Lisa Feldman Barrett




The next item on our list is a collection of seven short essays (and one smaller story) that explains findings straight from the labs of neuroscience research. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barret teachers readers where brains come from, how they are structured, and how they work with one another. Don’t be fooled, though. In Seven and a Half Lessons, Barret writes in a way that caters to both casual readers and science-buffs alike by crafting a healthy balance between factual insights, humor, and random little surprises.


4. Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times’ by Katherine May




May writes this moving, hopeful book in reflection of her own experience after her husband fell ill, her son stopped going to school, and her own health issues required her to leave her job. Therefore, Wintering becomes a powerful and hopeful narrative that also walks readers through the importance of taking a step back during hardship, instead trying to find “joy in the hushed beauty of winter.”



5. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again’ by Lysa TerKeurst




For the final item on our list, TerKeurst teaches us how to let go of resentment and to finally forgive others after resisting making things right. She covers various topics including how to move on when others refused to change or say they’re sorry, a step-by-step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended by today, and more. Pick this up for the perfect book to read as we slowly approach the new year.