Backlist Breakdown | Non-Fiction

One of the reading goals I have for 2019 is to tackle the backlists books on my TBR list. It’s not a goal I take on lightly considering the size of my TBR list, which is frighteningly large, but I am stubborn enough to try. I’ve chosen to take the summer off school so I’m going to try and read a lot over the next four months before I step back into my postgraduate education.

I read quite widely – romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, comic books/graphic novels – and each of those genres has their own sub-genres and TBR pile. (Can you tell that I really love organization and slightly obsessive compulsive?) 

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to breakdown each of those TBR piles and pick the books that I really want to read from each of those genres before the end of this year, and maybe this summer ­– maybe.

The world of non-fiction is a world that I do love reading, whether it’s a biographical memoir or a book about a certain subject, it gives me the chance to explore something new and learn, and I love that. I didn’t really read non-fiction when I was younger, but as I ended my undergraduate education it opened up a different world for me to explore when it came to learning about the world and everything about it.

So let’s breakdown some of the non-fiction books on my TBR list.

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit

Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit

The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skoot

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

These books explore a number of different topics, ideas, and perspectives, and that’s what gets me excited about getting the chance to read them and explore these ideas and perspectives. The world of non-fiction is vast, but it’s a genre that I continually want to get into and explore.

What are some of your favourite non-fiction novels that have been published in the past few years? Which ones do you highly recommend? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!


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