Stephanie Topacio Long
Stephanie is a writer and editor. Her many hobbies include reading, learning languages, fantasy football, and knitting at the rate of one scarf every three years.

A Guide To Mental Health, A Case For Sobriety, And 4 More Nonfiction Books To Read In December

Say what you will about 2018 as a whole, but it was a good year for nonfiction. Many book-lovers have probably seen their TBRs grow rather than shrink over the past 11 months — and the fun’s not over. December is bringing even more nonfiction new…
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15 Seriously Inspiring Quotes From Michelle Obama's New Memoir

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, has only been out a day, but it’s already inspiring her readers and fans. Not to mention that Oprah Winfrey already made it a book club pick. People are even buying clothing with inspirational…
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'Becoming' By Michelle Obama & 11 Nonfiction Books To Know This November

November is all about being thankful, and I know I'm grateful for all the nonfiction book releases of the past year. But there's more yet to come: November’s nonfiction new releases are on their way, and they’re a treat for book-lovers…
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'Everything's Trash But It's Okay' By Phoebe Robinson & 18 Nonfiction Books To Know This Month

The literary gods have blessed us. Nonfiction books are coming out at a fast and furious pace in October. There will be a wave of new book releases on the first Tuesday of the month, and then more will follow at a steady, if slower, pace as it…
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The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Of September Are Perfect If You Miss Back-To-School Reading

Pack away your beach reads and pick up your pumpkin spice latte, because fall is almost here. It feels too early to say those things, but alas, that’s where we’re at right now: We’ve officially left August behind and are speeding into autumn.…
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The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Of August Include A History Of Serial Killers

Somehow, it’s August already, but that’s OK because summer is reading season. It is a time of celebration for readers, because relaxing with a good book is the perfect way to while away the hot, sticky days. Hopefully, you have been taking full…
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A Story Of Motherhood & Murder — And 14 Other Nonfiction Books To Read In July

Spring is officially behind us, so get excited: It’s summer reading time. Although that means the longest day of the year has sadly already passed, I’d say our current warm-weather season is a pretty decent consolation. It definitely doesn’t hurt…
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The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Of June Include A Guide To The Royal Art Of Poison

Another month is behind us, and that means June is here with must-read new nonfiction books. You might not fully appreciate that quite yet, but as you’ll see by the end of this list, it is a development to celebrate. This is way bigger than simply…
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12 New Nonfiction Books You Shouldn't Miss — Including A New Zora Neale Hurston Book

May is here, and the year continues to deliver more amazing books than any one reader can be expected to handle. Not that we’re complaining, of course. This month is going to keep our to-read lists growing faster than we’re checking off titles, but…
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10 Things Cecile Richards Want You To Know About Being An Activist

We’re living in a moment where standing up and speaking out is necessary, and outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is one of the many resilient women leading by example. Richards is “enjoying fighting the good fight,” as she puts…
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The 16 New Nonfiction Books Everyone Will Be Talking About In April

We have officially transitioned from winter to spring, and though winter is the perfect season for readers, I’m ready to move on. The year’s most anticipated books have been solid so far, and the month ahead will continue to deliver. April’s best…
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This Book Explains The Structural Issues That Make Women's Pain So Hard To Diagnosis

March marks a time to honor women’s history, but the 31-day stretch also features another national celebration that shouldn’t be overlooked: Endometriosis Awareness Month. The annual event is meant to bring attention to a debilitating disease that…
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The 13 Best Nonfiction Books Of March Include A 'Bachelor' Tell-All & A Look At Women In Tech

February brought us athletic magic while the Olympics were being held, a mix of triumph and tragedy, and heated national debate, among other momentous developments. Now, however, the short month is over. March is here, and that is exciting for…
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This Guide To Being Single Is About Improving Your Life, Not Your Relationships

We might not be living in the Jane Austen era, but there is still a pervasive conviction that any single adult should have a spouse. Never mind that research shows that marriage offers, at best, only a small boost in happiness — the attitude lives…
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The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Of February Include A Guide To Curing Awkwardness

January seemed to stretch on forever, but at long last, February is here. The month may be shorter, but the list of intriguing new nonfiction books hitting shelves is certainly not. Forget flowers and Valentine’s Day chocolates — with all of these…
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The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Of January Will Prepare You To Fight Back

Here we go again, entering yet another new year and kicking off fresh reading resolutions. Whether you’re turning over a new leaf by getting into nonfiction or you’re already a regular reader of the genre, you’ll enjoy the books that are coming in…
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The 25 Nonfiction Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About In 2018

Set aside your New Year’s resolutions and get out your TBR. I have nothing against goal-setting, but right now, it’s time to talk about books that will arrive in 2018. We’re leaving one year behind and starting another, but the steady stream of…
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The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2017 Prove It's Never Been Easier To Be Well-Informed

Even the most devoted of readers couldn’t have possibly read all of the intriguing nonfiction books that came out in 2017. There were just too many for those of us without Time-Turners to be able to manage. (Sleep is important, you know?) At this…
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The Real Story Of Tonya Harding & 14 Other Fascinating Nonfiction Books Out This Month

Before the clock runs out on 2017, the year has more to offer us. While that might scare you given some of 2017’s more unpleasant developments and events, I promise there is good to come. Topping that list, at least for me, is the arrival of more…
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13 Nonfiction Books You Can Finally Read In November (Including Joe Biden's Memoir!)

We’re hurtling toward the end of the year, but there are still numerous note-worthy stops along the way. The busy months ahead include NaNoWriMo, holiday madness, and even Tamagotchis returning stateside. Better still, there is some great fall…
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