5 Nonfiction Books That You Won’t Want To Put Down

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Sometimes fiction just doesn’t cut it, you need to be inspired and moved by real life, and that’s why nonfiction books are amazing. The characters are real, the stories are tragic, inspiring or infuriating, more so because they come from real life. So that’s why these nonfiction books are absolute must reads! Trust me, you won’t want to put them down…

I Call Myself A Feminist (The View From Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty)

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Intimidated by the word ‘feminist’? Or maybe you feel like feminism is definitely for you. Either way, this is an essential read. Twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest women under 30 wax lyrical about what being a feminist means to them. Once you read this, you’ll be proud to be a woman!

Quiet Power – Growing Up As An Introvert In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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Yes, the world is noisier than ever. With Snapchat, live videos, social media and television. It’s not a quiet world anymore, but introverts are just as capable of being heard as extroverts. This book is a must read for all introverts, it’s packed with all the misunderstandings everyone has plus how to succeed in a world that’s so loud.

Lost Girls by Caitlin Rother

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Do you always seem to be drawn to thrillers? This true crime book is for you then. Based around the truly awful murders of two girls, this book profiles how one man went from obscurity to a crazed killer. A page-turner intended to give valuable lessons about the criminal justice system and an insight into the mind of a killer. Chilling.

Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit

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For a more in-depth look at feminism, this collection of essays will anger and enlighten you. If you want to be inspired, get this book and read it. It’s a must for any successful woman in the 21st century.

Live Fast, Die Hot by Jenny Mollen

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And now for something a little lighter. If you’re intimidated by the thought of reading essays or true crime (even if they are page-turners) why not turn to memoir. This one is particularly hilarious. From the synopsis: ‘”Live Fast Die Hot” is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that somethings are more important than crafting the perfect tweet.’ No words can do the laughs justice.

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  • Project1440

    Haven’t read any of these yet, but I’ll have to add them to the list!

  • Sian

    Quiet Power and Lost Girls have immediately been added to my list of books to read! Thank you for sharing :-)

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