Today, we’re doing a deep dive into the nonfiction book releases lined up for December 2023. I’ve combed through publishers and scoured the web to find 5 new thought-provoking books worth your attention releasing this month. Two of them in particular, “A History of Fake Things on the Internet” and “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” , looks like must-reads. So, without further ado, let’s let’s check out the most exciting nonfiction book releases of December 2023. This December release list is also available in curated video format on YouTube.
1. “MindStuck: Mastering the Art of Changing Minds” by Michael McQueen
Persuading Stubborn Minds (Release Date: December 5th)
Coming at you on December 5th is “MindStuck” by Michael McQueen. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill persuasion book. McQueen, armed with two decades of experience in navigating uncertain business territories, and offers to guides us through the intricate art of changing even the most stubborn minds. Using insights from neuroscience and behavioral economics, the book challenges us to upgrade our approach to influencing others. So, gear up to explore techniques that can persuade the seemingly unpersuadable.
2. “A History of Fake Things on the Internet” by Walter Scheirer
Peeling Back Digital Deception (Release Date: December 5th):
On the same December 5th, we get our hands on “A History of Fake Things on the Internet” by Walter Scheirer. As the line between reality and fabrication becomes ever more blurred, the consequences of fake content are undeniable. Scheirer takes us on a journey through technological evolution of deception, showcasing how fake content now mirrors the authentic. The book is promising to give insights into the origins of fake news, and conspiracy theories, and other general deviations from the truth. This book offers an inside look at the puppeteers of internet deception.
3. “The Lost Art of Silence: Reconnecting to the Power and Beauty of Quiet”
Embracing the Value of Silence (Release Date: December 5th):
Also dropping on December 5th is “The Lost Art of Silence.” This book celebrates the often-overlooked virtue of silence, weaving together art, literature, nature, and spirituality. In a society dominated by noise, silence emerges as a conduit to inner peace, broader perspectives, and inspiration. The title brings the acclaimed book “Wanderlust: A History of Walking” to mind, and promises to be a cultural, religious, societal, and historical exploration of the power of silence.
4. “Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Unveiling the Wisdom of Charlie Munger
Get ready for a wisdom-packed experience with “Poor Charlie’s Almanack,” slated for release in December. This compilation of teachings from the brilliant Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s esteemed business partner, is a well of knowledge for those seeking insights on rational decision-making. Munger’s encyclopedic knowledge across various domains is presented with his characteristic wit. It’s a billion dollar education for the price of a coffee and a sandwich, and I can’t wait to dive into Charlie Munger’s mental models that underpin his rigorous approach to life and learning.
5. “Feel Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters to You” by Ali Abdaal
Redefining Productivity Through Joy (Release Date: December 26th)
As we close out the year, Dr. Ali Abdaal gifts us “Feel Good Productivity,” hitting shelves on December 26th. This book challenges the notion that success is synonymous with relentless toil. Drawing on decades of psychological research, Abdaal introduces the concept of feel-good productivity, unveiling three hidden energizers, the three blockers to overcome procrastination, and three sustainers for lasting fulfillment. It’s a perfect read to kickstart the new year with an updated approach to productivity and success.
Video Breakdown of these December Nonfiction Releases
Christmas has come early for Nonfiction readers
December seems to become a worthy end to a great year for nonfiction readers, from mastering the art of changing minds to unraveling the history of digital deception, rediscovering the art of silence, timeless wisdom of Charlie Munger, and redefining productivity through joy. If you didn’t find any books of your liking on this list, then check out the top nonfiction releases for August, September, October or November for more exciting reads.