The difficulty with writing this post is that almost all the non-fiction books I read this year were excellent, but I suppose that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get a shout-out here as well.
So here are my favourite non-fiction books from this year. (Note that not all of these were published this year, that’s just when I read them.) Read more
The other day I was in a bookshop spending much more money than I’d originally intended, and I arrived at the till with my little pile of books, which I placed on the counter. The (white male) proprietor picked up Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge and waved it at me.
“Have you read this?” he asked.
I shook my head.
“You should” he told me. “Everyone should.”
So I added it to my pile, brought it home, and moved it to the top of my reading list. Read more
One of the things I love about my life is how flexible it is. I spent most of last weekend on the phone to various doctors because my body’s being a pain again. They said they’ll need to do a load more tests (cue more hospital time) and told me to take it easy, to spend lots of time resting for the next few weeks and to go to bed early. So I emailed the lovely people at FMCM and said I had a bit of extra reading time on my hands… and they sent me the nominees for the British Book Awards!
These are all up for Debut Book Of The Year. I’m going to write mini reviews of each of them, and talk about which one I’d like to see win. Read more