When we talk about reading, we usually tend to focus more on the fiction section but 2020 has been a year that has seen the release of some great non-fiction books. If you want to try your hand at reading non-fiction or if you already are a fan, this list is sure to present you with some amazing options. Check out the names of the best books so far:
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Untamed is a raw and honest memoir by Glennon Doyle in which she offers a dose of female empowerment. The book covers her marriage, her life, eating disorder, addiction, parenthood, etc; Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.
Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
In this book, Jennie delivers life-changing advice that focuses specifically on how to break out of negative thought patterns and take control of your circumstances. Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts.
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
The book is based on the life of the seemingly normal Galvin family comprising of the mom, dad, and 12 kids who lived in Colorado in the middle of the 20th century. After six of the 12 kids were diagnosed with schizophrenia, the family became one of science’s best hopes of figuring out what causes the disease.
White Tears/Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad
The book takes a raw look at how white feminism has historically been used as an agent of white supremacy and patriarchy against Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color.
The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper
Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. In this memoir, she documents her journey toward self-healing. Harper passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
This is an absolute must-read for anyone who wants to better understand what it’s like to be a Black, Indigenous, or person of color in America. Emmanuel dives into important subjects like cultural appropriation and white privilege, urging you to find a way to join in the fight against racism.
A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and “seeing the sights” (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.
Separated by Jacob Soboroff
The book by Jacob delves deep into Trump’s administration’s systematic family separation practice. It’s a bleak but necessary read about why this inhumane policy is allowed to happen in America.
Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood by Trixie Mattel and Katya
Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. In Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood, the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies. In essays, conversations, and how-to sections peppered with hilarious, gorgeous photos, Trixie and Katya will advise readers on beauty and fashion and tackle other vital components of a happy home, such as money, self-love, and friendship; sharing advice and personal stories in high-concept fashion.
How to Listen and How to Be Heard by Alissa Carpenter
This is a guide on how to empower yourself and others to communicate with people who think, act, and experience things differently than you.
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump
In this book Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump dwells into every aspect of his life. She dives into everything, from his love for the spotlight to Ivana’s knack for re-gifting to how the President blew off his father once he started succumbing to Alzheimer’s. You can read more about this book here.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
The memoir is all set to hit the shelves in September 2020. You can read more about it here.