7 of the most anticipated upcoming non-fiction book releases.
Non-fiction book releases to get excited about in the lifestyle, wellness, health and food space.
There is a tonne of new non-fiction book releases still to come before 2020 is out and we’ve rounded up our top seven books that we are especially excited to read this year.
Places We Swim Sydney, Caroline Clements & Dillon Seitchik-Reardon
Publication Date 22 October 2020
On of the top non-fiction book releases, this year is Places We Swim Sydney. A city guide for water-loving people. Following on from the success of Places We Swim, authors Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon have now revealed the very best iconic and hidden places to swim, in and around Sydney, and all the way out to the Blue Mountains. From lap pools to ocean pools, harbour pools to waterfalls, Sydney is arguably the best major city in Australia for swimming, if not the world! And Places We Swim Sydney covers the very best of the city’s famous and hidden swimming spots.
Hungry, Grace Dent
Publication Date 7 October 2020
From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the British food scene. It’s also everyone’s story – from treats with your nan, to cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, to the exquisite joy of cheaply-made apple crumble with custard. It’s the high-point of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen, on an otherwise grey day of double-Maths and Cross Country running. It’s the real story of how we have all lived, laughed, and eaten over the past 40 years. Warm, funny and joyous, Hungry is also about love and loss, the central role that food plays in all our lives, and how a Cadbury’s Fruit ‘n’ Nut in a hospital vending machine can brighten the toughest situation.
The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
10th Anniversary Edition Published On September 8, 2020
For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveller. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on, to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what’s now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe. Brené writes, “This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, ‘My story matters because I matter.’ Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance.”
Priestess, Julie Parker
Published On 7 October 2020
Julie Parker hosts the Priestess Podcast which consistently sits in the top twenty ranked spirituality podcasts on iTunes globally. She has thousands of listeners eagerly anticipating the launch of Priestess. This sacred book calls upon the ancient wisdom of women leaders of the past to show how their spiritual practices can ignite and initiate priestesses today, as they embrace their soul gifts as the guides, coaches, teachers, mystics, life seekers and sacred leaders they truly are. No matter whether you identify as a priestess now, are excitingly exploring your possibilities as one, or are simply curious about your calling in life as a spiritual being, Priestess will inspire you to fall deeply in love with your own healing path, the Goddess, your cyclic nature and beauty, Mother Earth, true sisterhood, and your infinite capacity to meaningfully touch the lives of those around you.
My Year of Living Mindfully, Shannon Harvey
Publication Date 8 September 2020
Overwhelmed with insomnia and incurable autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed to make a change. But while the award-winning health journalist found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, when she looked for the equivalent of a 30-minute workout for her mental wellbeing, there was nothing. Also worried for the future mental health of her kids, who were growing up amidst critical levels of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, Shannon enlisted a team of scientists to put meditation to the test. Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution the world so desperately needs? During her year of living mindfully, Shannon is poked, prodded, scanned and screened. After a 30,000 kilometre journey from Australia to the bright lights of Manhattan and the dusty refugee camps of the Middle East – interviewing the world’s leading mindfulness experts along the way – what begins as a quest for answers transforms into a life-changing experience. Prior to starting Elemental Media, Shannon Harvey has worked as a TV, radio and online journalist for organisations such as the ABC and Fairfax. She is the director of the internationally acclaimed documentary, The Connection, which is about the link between our mind, body, and health. She’s also been invited to speak at Google in Silicon Valley and has been featured in Wellbeing Magazine, Women’s Health, on ABC Radio, WNBC, and PBS. Her book The Whole Health Life earned her the National Press Club of Australia’s ‘Health Journalist of the Year’ award.
Bliss Brain, Dawson Church Ph.D
Publication Date September 2020
Neural plasticity—the discovery that the brain is capable of rewiring itself—is now widely understood. But what few people have grasped yet is how quickly this is happening, how extensive brain changes can be, and how much control each of us has over the process. In Bliss Brain, famed researcher Dawson Church digs deep into leading-edge science and finds stunning evidence of rapid and radical brain change. In just eight weeks of practice, 12 minutes a day, using the right techniques, we can produce measurable changes in our brains. These make us calmer, happier, and more resilient.
The Natural Prescription, Andreas Michalsen
This illuminating book has the power to transform your health and change your life. We are living longer than ever before, but our prolonged lives have come at a price: a rise in chronic diseases like digestive disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. These diseases pose a challenge to conventional medicine, which controls symptoms but doesn’t address the underlying cause. But there is a solution: naturopathy. Naturopathy, or natural medicine, focuses on uncovering the roots of health and resilience. In The Natural Prescription, Dr Michalsen shares the potential of nature he discovers every day with his patients. Thoughtfully written and filled with science and history, fascinating case studies and practical guidance, he walks us through the basic principles and scientific mechanisms of naturopathy and provides us with practical, easy-to-follow instructions on how to integrate naturopathic methods into our daily routine.
Niaby Codd, The Spirit of Life
Niaby Codd’s ‘The Spirit of Life’ presents a paradigm shift to readers; an oracle that will compel them to reconnect with their natural gifts and passions, to fiercely move forward into a life that defies societal convention. The book’s wisdom was channelled to Niaby by the spirit of Merlin the wizard in rhyming poetry and iambic pentameter. Five years later, just as humanity needs a lifeline, it’s ready for publication to the world. There’s no other book like it – inviting readers to strip their life of convoluted truths and thrive under all that is real and true.