Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura is a book blogger, recovering journalist, library advocate, cat mom, and lover of a good gin cocktail. In addition to writing Book Riot’s weekly nonfiction newsletter, True Story, Kim spends her days working as the social media specialist for a county library system in the Twin Cities area. Kim has a BA in English and journalism from a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When not getting to bed before 10 p.m., Kim loves to read nonfiction and literary fiction, crochet, drink tea, and watch the Great British Baking Show. Blog: Sophisticated Dorkiness Twitter: @kimthedork

Read Harder: A Memoir By Someone From a Religious Tradition Not Your Own

From stories about commitment to faith to those about leaving the faith, learn more about the traditions in these religious memoirs for Read Harder 2020.

Read Harder: A Business Book

These business books for the 2019 Read Harder Challenge will prove that the true story behind products, companies, and industries don't have to be boring.

Nonfiction Audiobooks to Help You With Your Resolutions

These nonfiction audiobooks for resolutions just might help you find the motivation and perspective to follow through on whatever goals you've set.

16 Books for Fans of Netflix’s DARK TOURIST

Fall Tasks Perfect for Audiobooking: Fall into Fall Readathon

Baking, knitting, raking leaves: check out this list of fall tasks you can do while listening to an audiobook!

Read Harder 2018: An Essay Anthology

Recommendations for excellent essay anthologies to help you complete the "read an essay anthology" Read Harder 2018 task!

10 Books on How to Live Well

Useful guidance on ways to embrace traits like persistence, resilience, courage, and kindness in pursuit of a life that is lived well and lived with joy.

Inbox/Outbox: December 22, 2017

What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week?

Read Harder 2018: A Book of True Crime

Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #2: a book of true crime? Peruse these diverse, under-the-radar titles.

10 Awesome True Stories About Weird Science

The odd. The exciting. The outrageous. The strange and unusual... Here are 10 excellent nonfiction books that focus on weird science.

15 YA Adaptations of Best-Selling Adult Nonfiction

Younger readers can pick up great nonfiction with these adaptations of books by Daniel James Brown, Laura Hillenbrand, Margot Lee Shetterly and more.

50 Great Narrative Nonfiction Books

Expand your TBR with these 50 great narrative nonfiction books, from essays to creative nonfiction to literary journalism.

36 Nonfiction Favorites Now Out in Paperback

Paperback waiters, this one's for you!

Why So Serious, National Book Awards Nonfiction?

What's missing from the National Book Foundation's recently-released longlist for Nonfiction? Fun and enjoyment, says one reader.

10 Great Works of YA Nonfiction

Be enlightened and entertained by these excellent YA nonfiction books, featuring books on girls who code, the Romanovs, and more.