Non-fiction books on my TBR

Happy Wednesday, pals and gals! I hope your week has been going great.

It’s currently Non-Fiction November, and though I’m not participating, I did still want to talk about and highlight some non-fiction books. A couple weeks ago I did some recommendations, so today I thought I’d talk about some non-fiction books on my TBR! This ended up being fairly long, so I apologize for the text-heavy post.

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Night by Elie Wiesel: I have a copy of this book, and really need to read it soon. I’m generally not a fan of WWII, but I don’t think I’ve actually read any WWII non-fiction, so that needs to be rectified soon.

If Women Counted by Marilyn Waring: I’m an economics nerd, and this is all about unpaid labour by women (I’m pretty sure). I think by now, it’s fairly dated, but I still want to read it.

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit: I honestly mainly just like this title. But I’ve also heard great things about this and want to read it soon.

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate: this is a recent addition, but I’ve heard really good things about this memoir. And I love Jenny Slate soooo

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: even though I’m in law school, I am still at heart a STEM gal. So I definitely want to read this.

Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer: I am also a Horse Girl through and through. So I definitely want to read this soon.

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Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager: I am always here to support the queers and queer history. Also, that pun as the title? Amazing.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah: we also own a copy of this, though I’ve heard really good things about the audiobook, so I might try to get that from somewhere too. But I love Trevor Noah, and heard him talk about this book a while ago.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson: my friend Noah recommended this book to me a while ago, and it sounds really interesting. I love a good fire (is that bad?).

The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien: this sounds harrowing but amazing, which is my kind of book tbh. A bunch of my friends have read it and loved it, so I really need to read it soon.

Hunger by Roxanne Gay: I mentioned recently that I haven’t read anything by Roxanne Gay yet but didn’t know where to start, but I think I want to start with this one. It sounds super interesting.

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So those are some non-fiction books I want to read soon! Have you read any of these? Which do you recommend? What non-fiction books do you want to read? Let me know!

Ally xx

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14 thoughts on “Non-fiction books on my TBR

    1. Yes, I’m so excited to read it! I think I’m going to get it for my mom for Christmas (don’t tell her).

      I’m super excited for both of those! I’ll definitely have to try to get to them soon. And Night! Hopefully we both enjoy it 🙂

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  1. I read Night in seventh grade and it was haunting. I had read plenty about the Holocaust but to know that this was a true story was so sad. I have since learned that Night is the first of a trilogy that Weisel wrote. I have yet to read the other two.
    I read Born a Crime earlier this year and it was better than I thought it was going to be. I appreciated. I also enjoyed Hunger by Roxanne Gay. Good TBR!

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  2. Devil in the White City and the Henrietta Lacks book are both on my TBR, too. I’m not sure when I’ll get to either of them, but I want to eventually.

    I’m probably one of the people you heard saying really good things about the audiobook for Born a Crime. (If I wasn’t, I am now.) It’s really awesome! I think reading the book yourself would still be enjoyable, but in the audiobook Trevor shows off his skill with languages, and it’s a lot of fun to listen to.

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      1. If you watch The Daily Show, you can get a bit of a preview with all the different voices Noah puts on. But it’s so much better hearing him speak the different languages spoken in South Africa! I would probably get confused trying to read them on a page.

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  3. I read Men Explain Things to Me and it was really funny to read however as the book progressed it kinda became a bit repetitive to me. It was a plwasant expereice though in some ways. Let me know how you feel when you read it!

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