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April 2024: This is the list of new nonfiction books to read.

April showers are the ideal excuse to stay inside with a hot cup of tea and a fantastic book—preferably nonfiction.

enjoy spending this time of year curled up on my large couch with my Corgi, Gwen, curled up on my lap. As an avid Hobonichi Techo fan, often find myself doodling while I listen to my audiobook of choice. On other days, spend my time cleaning up the showers of pollen South Carolina receives every spring. When the sun is shining, sit out on my porch, relaxing as I watch the Corgis run around the yard. But always, I have a story playing through my headphones.

I’ve compiled a list of ten of the most popular nonfiction books that will be available in April to celebrate the genre of true stories. I enjoy mostly everything when it comes to true stories. Of course, everyone of us has our favorites. Maybe you explore a history that provides access to the past.

Or perhaps you come upon a memoir that provides you with an in-depth understanding of the life of someone else. Alternatively, you may peruse a cookbook that presents a completely unfamiliar cuisine to you.

There are countless options. Whether you are an experienced reader of true stories or a novice to nonfiction, there is bound to be something on this list that grabs your attention.

The author of Bluets and The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson, has collected her writings and interviews published in a variety of media throughout the years. Her art focuses on issues related to living as an artist and queer feminist principles. Naturally, her prose is exquisite as always.

At a book event on August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie was attacked. Before a fatwa was issued against him, Rushdie believed he was at last safe thirty years earlier. Knife explores his mental state as he deals with the attack’s emotions and lingering physical ramifications.Prolific author Amy Tan gained notoriety for her fiction work, but she is now making a comeback with a fresh take on nature writing.

Tan isolated herself from the outside world in 2016 and took comfort in seeing the birds that came to her property. Tan now talks about her experience slowing down and discovering a greater appreciation for her surroundings.

Tarek El-Ariss describes his journey as a migrant escaping war in search of a brighter future in this expansive memoir. After surviving the Lebanese Civil War and immigrating to the US, El-Ariss encounters xenophobia in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

A heartfelt and resilient memoir, Water on Fire is a must-read.Disability rights campaigner Alice Wong is back with a new anthology, this one focusing on the intimate experiences of persons with disabilities.

A vast spectrum of experiences, from platonic to sexual and all in between, are included in the selections.Five black ballerinas who were each trailblazers in their own right are featured in Karen Valby’s story: Lydia Abarca, Gayle McKinney-Griffith, Sheila Rohan, Karlya Shelton, and Marcia Sells.

Together, they formed a sisterhood of dancers who were committed to leaving their mark on the world, akin to a chosen family.Bestselling author of narrative history Erik Larson is back with another exploration of the five months that separated Abraham Lincoln’s election from the outbreak of the Civil War.

Larson alternates between the political upheaval, mayhem, and violent outbursts that precipitated the terrible conflict that split the country.

This is going to be one of the year’s most cherished history books because of Larson’s meticulous attention to detail and storytelling skills

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