My Non-Fiction TBR


Happy Monday, everybody! Today, I want to share my non-fiction TBR, which has been growing steadily for a year or so now. Recently, I have found myself wanting to read more non-fiction, and as soon as I find the time, these will be the books I reach for! There are so many different topics I would love to read about, and all of these books I think will teach me a lot.

Man Up by Jack Urwin – I have owned this book for around a year now, and still haven’t gotten around to reading. Man Up is about toxic masculinity, a topic I haven’t seen many books on, but something I would like to read more about.

Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe – As you can most likely tell by the title, this is Lucy Sutcliffe’s autobiographical book, in which she discusses being LGBT, and coming to terms with her identity. I try to be mindful of what I am reading, and read books with LGBTQ+ narratives and authors, and I really want to read some non-fiction from a diverse range of perspectives.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Malala is someone I, and so many others, find completely inspirational. She’s known as the girl who took a bullet for girls education, but I think it is really important to know her whole story, and so this is one of the highest on my TBR. As I understand it, in this book, Malala talks about her childhood, family, and her own education, and this is an autobiography I truly cannot wait to read.

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I got a copy of We Should All Be Feminists for Christmas last year and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. I think Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has so much to add to the ongoing discussion surrounding women and feminism, and I really want to read more of her fiction works, as well as this!

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge – There has been so much praise for this book, and it is right at the top of my non-fiction TBR. This book discusses racism, white privilege and the ingrained attitudes and views many people hold. This is a book I could learn so much from, about a topic that I feel I could always be more educated on.

Ice Cream for Breakfast: How Rediscovering You Inner Child Can Make You Calmer, Happier, and Solve Your Bullsh*t Adult Problems by Laura Jane Williams – This is the only book on this list that could be classified as a ‘self-help’ book, and I think it is one that now, legally, I am still a child, but I am now at that age where myself and all my peers are being expected to grow up, make decisions, and start thinking about our futures. As a person who feels overwhelmed and stressed for a lot of the time, I think this will be a very valuable read!

It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot – As well as being non-fiction, this is also a picture book, which I think is really interesting and unique! This book is about Ruby Elliot’s struggles with her mental health, and as far as I am aware the book is told entirely through comic-style sketches. I am familiar with Ruby’s artwork through Instagram, and I am totally in love with her style, so I cannot wait to see how this book is structured!

Letters To My Fanny by Cherry Healey – This is another non-fiction I have owned, and been wanting to read for absolutely ages. Letters To My Fanny is about feminism, sex, and body positivity, and it sounds like a truly empowering and educational read.

I am sure there are those of you who have read some of these already, and if that is the case please share your thoughts with me! What sorts of topics do you look for in non-fiction? And are there any other autobiographies you would recommend? Let me know!
happy readding

10 thoughts on “My Non-Fiction TBR

    1. Thank you!! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books have been on my TBR for so so long, so I’m hoping to read some soon! And yeah, I’ve been met with a couple of raised eyebrows when I’ve mentioned Letters To My Fanny in the past, but that’s pretty much the point of the title, soooo… 😂❤️

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      1. I’ll be looking forward to your reviews, once you begin reading her work! Hahaha I can imagine the raised eyebrows quite clearly – even more so if you were reading the book in public. And yeah, I definitely think the whole point of the title is to normalise women’s bodies, but also to get a little laugh out of people 🙂

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  1. Such a great list! Ive been slowly growing my non fiction TBR for a year as well but none of these titles are on it! I cant wait to hear what you think of Letters to my fanny, that sounds a really interesting one!

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  2. Grayson Perry wrote an interesting book about toxic masculinity called The Descent of Man. I really enjoyed it, although I felt it lost its way a little bit, so I’d recommend it if you want more on the topic after Man Up. I’m rubbish at reading non-fiction though, so I don’t have any other recs!

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