The most anticipated fiction and non-fiction releases from all around the world about race, politics, womanhood and laziness.
Fall is a beautiful season to stay in: after the boozy parties, fun adventures or hot summer evenings on the balcony of the summer it is great to cuddle up with a hot cup of coffee, tea or chocolate in your bed, sofa or chair, and read a great book. We collected the most intriguing books released this season to pre-order and to spend the lazy nights in with.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
Dolly Alderton’s first fiction novel is already famous. Ghosts deals with relationships, being single and navigating the difficulties in life as a 30-something-woman. Just like her first book, a chart-topping and internationally famous memoir titled Everything I Know About Love. However, the protagonist in Ghosts isn’t Dolly herself, but a Londoner named Nina Dean, who is very much unlike the author. She would have hated Everything I Know About Love – Alderton admitted earlier in an interview published in the October issue of Vogue. She wouldn’t want to discuss female friendships, nor would she read (let alone write) a memoir of a woman under 30.
The book is released on the 15th of October 2020 and will be accompanied by many book clubs and talks such as In Conversation with Dolly Alderton by Penguin Books and Waterstones, Dolly’s discussion with Yomi Adegoke, an event hosted by The Times and The Sunday Times, and the Salon Live online event with Damian Barr. The book is published by Fig Tree. Pre-order a signed copy it HERE.
Failosophy by Elizabeth Day
Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong is the second non-fiction book of the award-winning podcaster, writer and journalist Elizabeth Day. In it, she writes about failure – the topic she made her name in. After podcast episodes with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Nigel Slater, Emeli Sande and Dame Kelly Holmes, Elizabeth Day might know more about failing than anyone else, and she is willing to share this knowledge with the rest of the world.
Elizabeth Day has published many novels, including The Party and Rock, Paper, Scissors and countless interviews and articles in British newspapers. Her first non-fiction, How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a critically acclaimed memoir about her failures. In it, she writes about her failure in having kids, in fitting in, in looking like a supermodel and her failed marriage.
Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong is out on the 1st of October, published by Fourth Estate. Order it HERE.
Loud Black Girls
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, authors of the praised Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible invites 20 young British women to write about their experiences in long-form essays in Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next?
About race and diversity, Black Panther and activism, 20 authors, journalists, actors and activists contributed to this book. Out on 1st of October by Fourth Estate. Order it HERE.
Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates
Laura Bates, the controversial feminist writer and journalist, founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, goes undercover in her latest release: she discovers the most misogynists parts of the online and offline world through interviews with former members of radical misogynist groups and investigations of online communities such as Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW).
“I knew that there was this huge issue, and I knew I couldn’t fix it. But if I can get people to see it, that’s the start.” – she said in an interview with Zoe Williams for The Guardian.
The book, praised by Scarlett Curtis, Emma Gannon and Sunday Times was released on the 3rd of September by Simon & Schuster UK. Order it HERE.
Whites by Otegha Uwagba
Bestselling author and journalist, the founder of Women Who (A community of working women), Otegha Uwagba addresses political and socio-economic issues in her new book, Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods. From mental labour to the Black Lives Matter movement, Uwagba writes honestly and from her own experience.
Published on the 12th November by Fourth Estate. Order it HERE.
Amazing Disgrace by Grace Campbell
Provocative, funny and shameless: what else would we expect from Grace Campbell, the feminist icon and Instagram-influencer, comedian and the daughter of politician Alastair Campbel. She is also the co-founder of the Pink Protest, a community of feminist activist, that have changed two laws in the UK this yet and advocated for period poverty and female masturbation.
At just 26, Grace writes about growing up in politics, confidence, friendships and most importantly shame in Amazing Disgrace: A Book About “Shame”. Released on the 29th October by Hodder Studio. Order it HERE.
Sabotage by Emma Gannon
Emma Gannon, bestselling author, speaker, novelist encourages her readers to sabotage their self-sabotage. In Sabotage: How to Silence Your Inner Critic and Get Out of Your Own Way, she writes about the obstacles in ourselves: procrastination, jealousy, self-criticism.
Based on real-life stories of successful people, she tries to discover how to overcome these barriers, or at least look at them from a different perspective. Sabotage was published by Hodder & Stoughton this September. Order it HERE.