Non-Fiction List

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Yesterday, through an Instagram Story post I asked you all “What is the last great nonfiction book you read?” because I’ve been wanting to read more nonfiction this year and needed suggestions. Well, I got A LOT of replies, I wasn’t expecting that, to be honest but I am very delighted that y’all took the time to reply, so thank you!
In return I have compiled a list of the books and all will be linked into their Goodreads page so y’all can read more about it and maybe even add it to your tbr lists. Oh and if there’s an (x) thats the total times it was submitted.

Here it is:

An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Black Swans by Eve Babitz (Technically fiction BUT very autobiographical)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (x2)
Coyote America by Dan Flores
The Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Belli
Educated by Tara Westover (x3)
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee  (x2)
I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man who Raped Her by Joanna Connors 
I’m Suppose to Protect You From This by Nadja Spiegelman
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood
Just Kids by Patti Smith (x2)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (x2)
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Leviathan: or, The Whale by Philip Hoare
Lola’s House; Filipino Women Living with War by M. Evelina Galang
M Train by Patti Smith
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures by Mary Ruefle
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran
So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Washington
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli
The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students…by Various
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy (x2)
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (x2)
The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavitz
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade by Ann Fessler
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jennifer Lewis
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck
The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (x2)
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Han Abdurraqib
Things I Don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy (x2)
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill
What Happened by Hilary Clinton
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent

And some that weren’t mentioned above but I’ve read recently and have stuck with me:

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Mansoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes
The Miracle of Mindfulness (The Classic Guide) by Thich That Hanh

Hopefully you guys find this list useful!

If you have anymore suggestions to add, leave a comment below.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply!

ps excuse the typos and errors, I did this after a long day at work.. :/

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