If you want a solid dose of relatable reality mixed with humor, joy, and reflective analysis, non-fiction books are perfect for you. Here are a few top non-fiction books of the year so far.
‘This is Supposed to Be Fun’ by Myisha Battle
In This is Supposed to Be Fun, dating coach Myisha Battle delivers a unique attitude to dating. This one-of-its-kind dating self-help book offers doable and emotionally safe action plans for everything, with interesting client stories and expert tips from Battle.
‘Dyscalculia’ by Camonghne Felix
In this book, writer Camonghne Felix takes on the epic topic of heartbreak. In an age where the heartbroken are usually inspired to move on, rebound, or develop ‘revenge bodies,’ the towering talent of the writer radically embarks the dwelling, weeping, and painful side of the topic, ideally making it worthwhile.
‘More Than a Glitch’ by Meredith Broussard
With a deep knowledge of ethics in AI, Meredith Broussard brings analysis and transparency to a field that’s kept intentionally opaque to maintain its mystique. In More Than a Glitch, Broussard argues against the notion of ‘technochauvinism,’ which considers that AI is purely unbiased and computational solutions are superior to any other solution.
‘Quietly Hostile’ by Samantha Irby
This book is a joyful cure for all your boredom and reading dry spells! Samantha Irby fills her latest book, Quietly Hostile, with a collection of essays that you take on a journey with her. Laughter, tears, and some truly gory particulars make up the pages of this hilarious masterpiece.
‘Raw Dog’ by Jamie Loftus
In Raw Dogs, podcaster and stand-up comedian Jamie Loftus talks about her experiences of taking a hot dog-themed road trip across America. With gross-out humor, personal storytelling, and cultural analysis, she looks at both the joy and horror of the food, and explains its capitalism-backed popularity.
‘Everybody’s Favorite’ by Lillian Stone
In Everybody’s Favorite, author Lillian Stone brilliantly captures the innocent insanity of life as a young girl with unparalleled comedic perfection. In her trademark style, Stone laments about the mundane struggles of teenage girls and girls in their early 20s, sandwiched between the substance trends of the ‘90s and the Kardashian-inspired beauty frenzy of the 2000s.