Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Nonfiction Books for January 2016
Kick off your year with a nonfiction release! January's offerings include the highly-anticipated companion book to The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up, along with Pope Francis' invitation for us to all be more merciful in The Name of God is Mercy, and a tough look at the USA's billionaire elite in Jane Mayer's Dark Money.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
January 5. Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method. "Just in time to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized." – The Washington Post
1 / 8
January 5. Life lessons from New York Times bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts. “An entertaining, encouraging read and a sweet testament to the couple's devotion to their marriage and family.” – Publishers Weekly
2 / 8
January 6. A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. “Andie Mitchell draws you in from the first cupcake—you taste the creamy frosting, feel every hunger pang, and your heart aches right along with hers." – Alison Sweeney, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser
3 / 8
January 12. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question 'What makes a life worth living'?
4 / 8
January 12. “[Pope Francis] deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church. . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life including a niece and prisoners he has visited.” – Newsday
5 / 8
Editors Of Time
January 15. In a tribute to the late legend, Time presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Bowie's life story and legendary career.
6 / 8
January 19. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t.
7 / 8
January 19. “A persuasive, timely and necessary story of the Koch brothers’ empire.... [O]nly the most thoroughly documented, compendious account could do justice to the Kochs’ bizarre and Byzantine family history and the scale and scope of their influence.” – The New York Times
8 / 8