My Top Five Non-Fiction Reads of 2017

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My Top 5 Non-Fiction Reads of 2017[This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. All opinions are my own. For more info, please see my disclosure statement. Thank you for supporting Books, Coffee & Cats!]

 

 

 

Here are my five favorite non-fiction books that I read in 2017:

 

5. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight
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I loved this take on the whole “self-help” genre.  I haven’t read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but this parody actually provided some valuable advice, and serves as a good reminder that how you spend your time is truly how you spend your whole life, so why would you spend it doing things you don’t want to do?

 

 

 

 

4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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I’m watching the Mindy Project as I write this, but I actually read this book BEFORE I became obsessed with the show. Prior to that I only knew Mindy Kaling from The Office and from social media. I loved this look at her upbringing as well as her different takes on all sorts of topics. I laughed out loud reading this, but it was also super relatable (I learned that both Mindy and I learned to ride a bike at age twelve, for one thing). I can’t wait to read her follow-up book, Why Not Me?

 

 

3. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
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I wrote a full review of this book here, but I loved this book and was so inspired by it to spend more time being creative. I especially loved Gilbert’s tough love about not expecting your art to make you any money.

 

 

 

 

2. Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose
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I first heard of this book on this Book Riot post of books recommended by Lorde. I downloaded a sample and couldn’t stop reading so I bought the book right away. This collection of essays is some of the best writing I have ever read. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

 

 

 

 

1. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
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I loved this memoir and would highly recommend it to anyone, even if you’re not a Daily Show fan. I listened to the audio version and, if you have that option, I would HIGHLY suggest it. Noah’s narration was extremely well-done and really brings his stories and the people in them to life. The best part was hearing Noah talk about his relationship with his incredible mother. Check out my full review here.

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