My non-fiction faves

Sunday, December 10, 2017

I find nowadays I am drawn to non-fiction more so than fiction. I think it's more freeing and laidback than a traditional fiction book, and some non-fictions are similar to magazines in that you can dip in and out of them as many times as you like.

I've been struggling with reading for a while now; my attention span is non-existent (it's gotten worse over the years) so non-fiction allows me to pick and choose what I read and when without any pressure or guilt. I also find that in many non-fiction books the writing is cut up into nice easy-to-digest sections so it's easier for my wee brain to deal with.

So here are my five non-fiction favourites, all with links to purchase them online if one tickles you fancy. Enjoy!

1. Simple Matters by Erin Boyle

Erin (Reading My Tea Leaves) covers all you need to know about slow and sustainable living. A beautiful and insightful guide with personal essays, resources, advice, and photographs.

2. The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz

A playful look into the world of Wes Anderson. Includes lots of behind-the-scenes shots, artwork, doodles, set designs, and a book-long interview with Anderson himself.

The one, the only. You either love or hate this book, but I kind of loved it. Some of the tips in here are silly and some of them are pure genius, but it's worth a read anyhow if you're on a mission to declutter your home.

4. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Matt talks the reader through his past and present experiences with depression and anxiety. An important and profound read for anyone struggling with mental health issues. Very real and touching.

5. The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams

A book packed to the brim with wonderful, unique interiors from the lovely folks behind Kinfolk Magazine. Enough said.

Do you have any non-fiction books you love? Let me know.


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