Recently I’ve noticed that non-fiction for young adults seems to be getting more popular. There are definitely more titles on offer, that’s for sure!
As someone who has been reading a lot of non-fiction for the last couple of years, I thought I’d take the opportunity to showcase ten of the best titles I’ve read and talk about ten of the books that I just can’t wait to get my hands on.
I don’t review non-fiction titles in-depth because there aren’t many I don’t like, but that means I forget to tell you guys all about the ones that I’ve deeply loved.
This is non-fiction at its best: not only are they educational and informative, they’re also entertaining and absorbing.
10) ‘Mind Your Head’ by Juno Dawson
9) ‘Being a Girl’ by Hayley Long
8) ‘PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives’ collected by Frank Warren
7) ‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)’ by Felicia Day
I didn’t know much about Felicia Day when I picked up this book, but my friend told me I’d love it and she was right. Felicia paved the way for geek girls everywhere, so I owe her a lot!
6) ‘Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online’ by Emma Gannon
Continuing on with the theme of women on the internet, I absolutely loved Emma Gannon’s reflections on growing up online. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and you’ll see yourself reflected in every page.
5) ‘Everyday Sexism’ by Laura Bates
I want this book to become required reading in schools. It’s such an honest exploration of the difficulties that women face every day just because of their gender.
3) ‘Girl Up’ by Laura Bates
2) ‘Bad Feminist’ by Roxane Gay
1) ‘Doing It!: Let’s Talk About Sex’ by Hannah Witton
Hannah’s book is the inspiration behind this post. I finished it yesterday and I ADORED every single page, and it’s another book that I want to recommend to everyone! She’s open and easy to relate to: I just want her to be my best friend.
Now, for the non-fiction releases that I NEED to read RIGHT NOW:
10) ‘Jane Austen, the Secret Radical’ by Helena Kelly
9) ‘Hunger’ by Roxane Gay
8) ‘I Am Malala’ by Malala Yousafzai
I’m fascinated by Malala’s story. Anyone who can go through what she did and come out stronger on the other side is an inspirational role model.
7) ‘The Gender Games’ by Juno Dawson
I love Juno Dawson’s novels and I love non-fiction, so combining them is my dream. I can’t wait to read Juno’s observations on gender, because she definitely knows what she’s talking about.
6) ‘Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World’ by Rachel Ignotofsky
5) ‘Bad Girls Throughout History’ by Ann Shen
4) ‘It’s All In Your Head’ by Rae Earl
3) ‘Girling Up’ by Mayim Bialik
2) ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ by Elena Favilli
1) ‘Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World’ edited by Kelly Jensen
Are you a fan of non-fiction? If so, leave your recommendations down below – I can’t wait to check them out!