Even though we’re a few weeks into January, I’m still thoroughly in New Year’s mode. Which means a carefully crafted list of resolutions. Probably like you, I’m working on being a healthier person (they say adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep a night!), traveling more (hello Greece!), and learning to de-stress (it’s time to learn meditation). And definitely like you, I have a couple of bookish resolutions I’m aiming for—the biggest of which is to read at least 12 nonfiction books this year (one a month).
For me, that’s a pretty lofty goal because I’ve always preferred escapist fiction or contemporary literary fiction. But there’s a lot of amazing nonfiction out there—from memoir to history to humor and beyond—so it seems silly to limit myself. Here’s a list of nonfiction reads that I’ve bookmarked and am resolved to finish this year.