I read 12 non-fiction books this year. This number seriously surprised me, it’s a big chunk of all the books I read in 2017. I didn’t realize that I chosen so many non-fiction books this year. Topic of those books are really diverse, there’s book about Japanese art of getting rid of stuff (instead of cleaning and nicely storing stuff), book about last year’s elections in USA, books about faeries, polish immigrants in UK, Isle of Man, body image, shame and many others. Wow, I definitely learned a lot of new stuff thanks to those books. Here comes the list of all the non-fiction books I read this year sorted by rating I gave them.
– 1 star –
Non of the non fiction books I read this year was so bad that it deserved one start rating, at least in my opinion.
– 2 stars –
Angole by Ewa Winnicka – Polish book about life of polish immigrants in UK.
- Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way. by Charlotte Abrahams – annoying attempt to cash in on the popularity of hygge…
– 3 stars –
Gdziekolwiek mnie rzucisz. Wyspa Man i Polacy. Historia splątania by Dionisios Sturis – written by Polish journalist a book about history of Poles on Isle of Man
- Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear – the subtitle says it all.
- Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World by Signe Pike – the author went on a journey to learn about faeries and ultimately find one
– 4 stars –
Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind by Julian Baggini – british philosopher spends six months living the most English way of life
- Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi – collection of essays covering 2016 USA elections
- The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future – collection of essays from different authors about the feminist utopia
- So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson – perfect read for the modern world of the Internet
- Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach – great book about feminism, fat and body
– 5 stars –
- Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I loved it! It’s a must read for everyone rising a child.
- Food Pharmacy by Lina Nertby Aurell, Mia Clase – book by two Swedish bloggers who found the way to a gut health and better life
What great non-fiction books have you read this year?