Best Books of 2021: Nonfiction

Of the 21 nonfiction books this year, I was able to narrow them down to my top 3 nonfiction reads.⁣ These are the best of the books I read in 2021. Two of these books were actually published in 2020.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Aubrey Gordon

Without a doubt, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by is one of my top books of all genres in 2021. You know the 12 books to read in 2022 challenge that is going around in people’s Instagram stories? I submitted this book for every single one. It should be required reading. Period. READ THIS BOOK.⁣

Publication date: November 17, 2020
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You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar

In You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacy, comedian Amber Ruffin and her sister, Lacey Lamar, provide stories of everyday racism directed at one individual. Ruffin and Lamar approach and tell these stories through humor but also underline the racism present. While I did not think any of the stories were untrue, they were bewildering and the people unbelievable, insensitive, and ignorant. This book used the perfect amount of humor to discuss serious topics and the racism still prevalent in the U.S.⁣

Publication date: January 12, 2021
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Best Contemporary and
Literary Fiction of 2021

Best Historical Fiction of 2021

Best Romance Books of 2021

Best Thrillers & Mysteries of 2021


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A Very Punchable Face

Colin Jost

A Very Punchable is one of the first audiobooks I have ever listened to/read. I laughed throughout the book, and I even cried during one chapter. Part love letter to New York, the book is humorous yet humble. If you do not already like Colin Jost, this book will certainly endear him to you.⁣

Publication date: July 14, 2020
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Did you have a favorite nonfiction book this year? Or are you planning on trying to read more nonfiction in 2022?⁣

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