You post a lot about books you read for fun/stress relief. What are some non-fiction reads you enjoy? I really liked both Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Becoming by Michelle Obama
Those are great books. We’ll always talk about books. Here are some of my recent nonfiction reads:
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jenkins – relatively new and quite a ride. Pass it around your friend group.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson – I like this better than her first book, although I wouldn’t want to live with the author. I recently re-read this.
Get Your Shit Together – you know, like ya do. One of Sarah Knight’s books, which are often swearily helpful.
Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson – hilarious and great. Get it.
I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi – extremely worth reading and sharing.
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart – this and the one above are memoirs, which I like.
I’d Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel – by the author of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski (I might have talked about this one)
Can’t Help Myself by Meredith Goldstein – surprisingly moving. Written by an advice columnist about her own life.
Wild Things by Bruce Handy – a trip down memory lane. Reading as a child is great.
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit – read it and pass it around. Another of her books is Hope in the Dark.
Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
The Chick and the Dead by Carla Valentine – a weird area of my reading interest is what happens to bodies after we die. [#2 read Stiff many years ago. It was ok.]
Hunger by Roxane Gay – more people should read this!
House of Cards by David Ellis Dickerson – an interesting memoir about stuff I hadn’t read much about before.
Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature – just lovely to look at all the time.
These are all pretty good-to-excellent. I regularly trawl the library’s “new non-fiction” section and just pick up whatever looks good.
#2 reads a lot of non-fiction for work. Not including the work stuff, she tends to go for pop-psychology research summaries (sometimes written by economists). The last book she read in this vein was Practice Perfect. She is looking forward to reading Defining Marriage by Matt Baume which she got for her birthday this year, which is closer to the kind of book she sometimes reads for work, but she hasn’t done a project on gay marriage. She is not a fan of advice books that are based on neither quantitative empirical research nor qualitative research (forums count). She hates books that are all about the “one true way” that come with no evidence other than the author says people should do it. She also reads a lot of cookbooks. She used to read humor, but that was a couple of kids ago.
Do y’all have more book recommendation questions? What kind of non-fiction do you like?