My Year in Nonfiction

Screen Shot 2019-10-28 at 3.14.41 PMIt’s #NonficNov!

I’m joining in with the nonfiction fun set up by: Katie of Doing Dewey, Julz of Julz Reads, Rennie of What’s Nonfiction?, Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves, and Leann of Shelf Aware.

This week, I’m looking back on My Year in Nonfiction (host: Julz of Julz Reads). Here is a list of some of my most memorable non-fiction books I’ve read this year with a link to the original post!


Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 10.36.26 AMSelf-Help/Psychology:

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by: Cheryl Strayd (Vintage)

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by: Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 10.40.15 AMBooks About 9/11:

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by: Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press)

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by: Mitchell Zuckoff (Harper)

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More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by: Elaine Welteroth (Viking)

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by: Jacob Tobia (Putnam)

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by: Mary Laura Philpot (Atria)

Dry: A Memoir by: Augusten Burroughs (Picador)

Life Will Be the Death of Me…and You Too! by: Chelsea Handler (Spiegel & Grau)

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 10.53.51 AMSocial Issues:

Dear America: Rotes of an Undocumented Citizen by: Jose Antonio Vargas (Dey Street)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by: Brittney Cooper (St. Martin’s)

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by: Melinda Gates (Flatiron)

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 10.57.46 AMInvestigative:

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by: Maureen Callahan (Viking)

Bad Blood: Lies and Secrets in a Silicon Valley Startup by: John Carreyrou (Knopf)

A Grip of Time by: Lauren Kessler (Red Lightning Books)

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 11.00.28 AMSweet and Humorous:

#IMomSoHard by: Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley (Harper One)

Modern Family: Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption by: Daniel Jones (Editor) (Broadway Books)

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 11.01.32 AMGraphic Novel:

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by: Mira Jacob (One World)

That’s it! I’d love to hear what some of your favorite nonfiction reads were this year! Drop me a comment below! 👇🏼

I’m hoping to meet some new book bloggers through participation in Nonfiction November. I know blogging isn’t as popular as it once was, but I love it as a more comprehensive reading journal than I get through my Bookstagram account. (Find me at @happiestwhenreading.)

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11 thoughts on “My Year in Nonfiction

  1. I forgot about Eloquent Rage and will be adding that to my TBR on race in America collection on Kindle. Thanks for reminding me. Out of all the books you mentioned, are there one or two that stand out above the others? Or are must-reads?

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