Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope, by Wendy Holden. Coming out this May, Born Survivors is the story of three young women who carry out pregnancies while imprisoned in German concentration camps. According to the book jacket, this story marks these born survivors' (the babies from those pregnancies) first meeting for their 70th birthdays and the 70th anniversary of the ending of the war.
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us, by Erin Moore. Moore takes 31 words to look at what seems to be little differences in vocabulary between the British and Americans, but upon further research reveals big cultural differences. I have a feeling this one will be an experience like At Home, which I am most excited about.
What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?: 195 Curious Questions & Intriguing Answers, by Andrew Thompson. Any odd question you can think of, big or small, will likely show up in this book. From why do snooze alarms go off every nine minutes? to What is Cancer?, this little book is a load of information waiting to be absorbed.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach. Need I say more? First of all, it's Mary Roach. I've only begun to read her this year and it's been wonderful. Roach has a knack for taking a seemingly uninteresting topic and making it completely interesting. Stiff takes a look at not only what happens to bodies postmortem, but also what has been done with cadavers over the centuries of our civilization. More cultural, medical, and even religious learning in this one I bet!
Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere, by Lauren Leto. Leto writes her way through numerous famous works/authors and popular bookish topics, guiding readers through the wide world of literature in a funny and inspirational way. There are many interesting subtitles to support this description, such as: "Stereotyping People by Favorite Author," "How to Fake It," and "How to Speak Condescendingly About the Most Revered Authors/Literary Works."
Has anyone else noticed that nonfiction pieces have ridiculously long titles? But the subtitle sure does help reel the reader in! What nonfiction interests are on your plate readers?