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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you have a favorite nonfiction book this year? Or are you planning on trying to read more nonfiction in 2022?