I think this is my favorite prompt of the entire month!
It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book.
This was my first year doing Ask the Expert and I’m glad I did – I got so many amazing recommendations from that post alone! So here’s a bunch of nonfiction by authors from marginalized groups that does not directly relate to their identity:
- Katie at Doing Dewey recommended Svetlana Alexievich, and all of her stuff looks great! I think I’m going to start with Voices from Chernobyl – oral histories are exactly my thing, and on a nuclear topic to book.
- Unruly Reader recommended The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar, and heaven knows I need more help in that area of my life!
- Michael at Inexhaustible Invitations recommended Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is such a good pick. I’ve given other people his books but have yet to read any for myself – I need to get on that.
- Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness recommended The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang and that sounds- ooo, look, shiny! 😉
- Kelly at Stacked Books recommended Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto, who started her own nonprofit about getting menstural products and education to those who need them. It sounds inspiring!
Here are a couple of other reads that you lovely people put on my radar:
- Rennie at What’s Nonfiction? turned me on to They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper by Bruce Robinson. I had a whole Serial Killer Summer™, and I never even got to Jack! 🤦🏻♀️
- I’m kicking myself for not noting who mentioned it, but Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne also jumped on my list. If that was you, thank you so much!
How are you guys doing, here at the end of the month? Have you read as much nonfiction as you had hoped? …are you sick of it yet? 😉