10 Nonfiction Books That Will Incite Conversations in 2015


What is amazing about nonfiction books is their ability to spark debate and spark conversation among people. They are not fables with heavy mythology, and are often the catalyst of great discussions that may not have otherwise happened had the book not breached the subject first.

Flavorwire’s Elisabeth Donnelly has combed over some very powerful nonfiction set to drop in 2015 that will undoubtedly incite some heavy discussions between people. From challenging theories on race to a retrospective about one of the most (under appreciated and) heavily influential female rockers of all time, the list alone will spark some great discussion in itself. These books are:

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, by Jill Leovy
Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon
Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story, by Mac McClelland
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum
The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, by Masha Gessen
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, by Kate Bolick
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction, by Renata Adler
-M Train, by Patti Smith

What book are YOU most looking forward to in 2015? Take to our comments and let us know.

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