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5 Most Anticipated Non-Fiction Reads | TBR

Hi readers! I’ve been thinking about doing a post about some of the non-fiction books I can’t wait to read for a while now, and I figured that now that Non-Fiction November is here, it was the perfect time to do this post! If you didn’t know, Non-Fiction November is a month-long reading initiative created by Olive @ A Book Olive in which the goal is to read more non-fiction books than you normally would. I think this is a really awesome initiative and I certainly added some non-fiction to my tbr for the month so that I could participate.

This past year I’ve been dipping my feet a little into the non-fiction genre and I’ve read some amazing, informative books. I used to always assume that I wouldn’t like non-fiction and that I’d find it all boring but whew was I wrong. I’ve discovered I enjoy reading memoirs and other non-ficion about social justice issues. I believe non-fiction is a great avenue to start educating yourself on issues that affect the world and the people around you. Today I’ll be sharing 5 non-fiction books I’m very excited to read!


Non-Fiction Books I Can’t Wait to Read

» Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Okay this is the only one on the list that I’m actually not sure I’ll like. I’ve never read a non-fiction book like this, but from what I’ve heard, it’s super compelling and readable so I’m hoping I love it! I had honestly never heard about what this book follows before hearing of this book, but in Bad Blood, John Carreyrou explores the Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes scandal, and it sounds like it’s going to make a great read!

» When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

I’ve had this one on my tbr since before it was released and I’m so mad at myself for not reading it yet! When They Call You a Terrorist is a memoir about being a Black woman in America and the co-founding of the BLM movement. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book since its release and have a feeling that this is going to be a book that challenges me in all the best ways. Very excited to dive in, and hopefully by the end of the year since it is a Goodreads Choice Awards nominee!

» Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Honestly I’d heard nothing about this book before I bought it, but I found out it was about this woman’s journey to seek justice for abuse through the Australian legal system, I knew I had to read it. I have always, always been interested in criminology, criminal justice and the Australian legal system so I cannot wait to read this! Upon buying this, a few people I know have read and loved it, and I’m sure this is going to be an informative, important memoir that I will recommend to everyone.

» Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

Most of the non-fiction I have read about race/racism has been US-centric, so I bought this with the intention to widen my perspectives and put more focus on the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia is an anthology that showcases a myraid of stories about the different experiences of Aboriginal Australians. It’s the only non-fiction book on my End of the Year Reading List and I’m excited to read it next month!

» Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an author who’s been on my radar for a while but I just haven’t gotten around to reading yet! I’ve followed her on twitter for a while and I love her Goodreads reviews, so I have a feeling I’m going to like her memoir! I have both Hunger and Not That Bad on my tbr and honestly, I think I’m as excited for one as I am the other!


There are the top 5 non-fiction books I just can’t wait to read! I have a lot more on my tbr that I’m also very excited for, but these were the ones that immediately jumped into my head when I was planning out this post!

Do you read much non-fiction? What are your faves, or what are some you’re anticipating reading?

Thanks so much for reading!

Taryn xxx

3 thoughts on “5 Most Anticipated Non-Fiction Reads | TBR

  1. this is a great tbr! i barely ever read non-fic but i should definitely change that. eggshell skull is meant to be phenomenal and roxane gay is definitely on my radar too. hope you get to all the books on your tbr.

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