Whether you’re spending your August weekends at the cottage or in your own backyard, the weeks ahead offer a perfect opportunity to sink your teeth into a thrilling new read. Luckily for bookworms who love non-fiction reads, plenty of enticing titles are slated to hit the shelves in the month ahead. From to useful self-awareness strategies to an in-depth look at Amy Schumer’s life, consider these upcoming books as you revamp your home library collection.
How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life by Jeffrey Marsh, TarcherPerigee: For those who have been looking to enrich themselves this summer, this new self-help read arrives on August 2. Youth advocate and social media star Jeffrey Marsh explains how to create a healthy relationship with yourself, understand your needs in life and live up to your own goals and dreams.
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist and Brené Brown, Zondervan: In this new title (which is out on August 9), writer Shauna Niequist shares her insights on how to live a well-balanced and fulfilling life which is free of life. With today’s society becoming increasingly fast-paced and competitive, Niequist realizes that many individuals are searching for inner peace. This book also features an introduction by scholar and speaker Brené Brown, and claims to teach us how to live in the moment.
Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait, 1986-2002 by Arthur Grace, Counterpoint: In this volume, American photojournalist Arthur Grace documents a large portion of his friendship with legendary comedian Robin Williams, who died in 2014. The duo met each other in 1986 at a Pittsburgh comedy club, and remained close over the years. Look out for 150 photographs of Williams, which are said to bring readers into his personal, intimate life. The book is released on August 9, just in time for Williams’ two year death anniversary on August 11.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, Gallery Books: As a well-known comedienne and the star of Trainwreck, funnywoman Amy Schumer is known for her sassy and upfront sense of humour. In her new memoir (which is released on August 16), Schumer shares personal essays which reflect on her youth. From her experiences with love and relationships to family life, Schumer aims to delve into her past and showcase a more thoughtful and sensitive side of herself.