14 Recommendations for Non-Fiction November

Nonfiction November

I’ve seen loads of videos on BookTube called “Non-Fiction November”, and I wondered where it came from. I did a little digging and it turns out that National Non-Fiction Day was started by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups, in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books, as an annual celebration of non-fiction in the UK.

Traditionally, it is hosted every year on the first Thursday in November. However, somewhere along the way it became a month-long event, with BookTubers and Book Bloggers gatecrashing the party, turning it into a full-on nonfiction fest!

Today’s post is a list of 14 Non-Fiction Recommendations. So, if you’re a sometimes-nonfiction-reader, or someone who doesn’t tend to gravitate towards nonfiction, why not branch out this November and give these books a try?

Biographies and Memoirs

1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

2. The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton

3. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swazye and Lisa Niemi Swazye

Mental Health

4. Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

5. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan


6. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

7. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Personal Development

8. The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success by Dr Kevin Dutton and Andy McNabb

 9. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradbury

History & Politics

10. The Illuminati – The Counter Culture Revolution by Robert Howells 

11. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

12. Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

13. The Establishment by Owen Jones

14. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

What nonfiction recommendations do you have? Share your favourites in the comments!

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

5 Responses

  1. I haven’t read all that much non-fiction because I’m stuck reading it in a lot of textbooks haha. Now that uni is finished it might be good to get into some more, especially the personal development ones that help with self confidence and other things I struggle with


  2. Hi Rach! My first reaction to the title of the post was Eww non-fiction! Buuuut… I will actually try that next year and I’ve made a note in my diary so I don’t forget. I don’t read enough NF so will be good to have a change x


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