From healing intergenerational trauma to a true story of lovers in Auschwitz, we’ve picked out a variety of non-fiction books that are each unique, important reads. When looking for non-fiction, we are typically on a search for more understanding or more knowledge on a subject. Here, we’ve provided different types of books that people from all walks of life can gain from. We’ve also included each author’s Instagram accounts so you can support them today. Come read our choices!
1. Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma by Dr. Mariel Buqué
Written by Columbia PhD graduate Dr. Mariel Buqué, Break The Cycle is a guide on how to break the cycles of intergenerational trauma. Using scientific research and practical exercises, you can learn how to heal from inherited trauma and how to pass down resilience instead of pain. Through a holistic approach, Dr. Buqué will guide you on how you can heal from the pain passed onto you.
2. How to ADHD: An Insider’s Guide to Working with Your Brain (Not Against It) by Jessica McCabe
Jessica McCabe wrote How To ADHD as a guide for the many who are struggling with the condition. McCabe shares her insights on ADHD and provides the strategies that have helped her thrive. The book navigates McCabe’s early childhood struggles and the present realities of living with ADHD as an adult. Her approach is to understand and work with the condition, not fix or fight it. This book can be utilized by anyone with ADHD, or even those who simply want to gain more understanding about it.
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3. The Furies: Women, Vengeance, and Justice by Elizabeth Flock
The Furies follows three women in real-life who have used violence to fight back a system built against them. The three narratives and women come from very different backgrounds and stories. Each woman has been criticized for their actions by the public due to the violence enacted. It brings up controversial discussions and questions on how to achieve gender equality. We would like to advise you to look up the trigger warnings for this one before deciding to read.
4. On Thriving: Harnessing Joy Through Life’s Great Labors by Brandi Sellerz-Jackson
On Thriving is for anyone who is simply looking for more. Sellerz-Jackson writes about the labors of life, as well as how to move through them and thrive. She draws from her experiences as a doula and guides the reader through these great labors that life throws at us. Whether it be mental health, grief, loss, or relationships, Sellerz-Jackson shows us the tools and the way through to a better life.
5. 1000 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round by Jami Attenberg
Attenberg started 1000 Words with a journey. She and a friend made a goal to write 1000 words every day for two weeks straight as a sort of bootcamp. This eventually became a whole literary movement, and people around the world can try it out any time. Featuring advice from over 50 writers, 1000 Words guides you through writer’s block and staying motivated. This book is for anyone who loves to write or who simply wants to get started on writing!
6. Our Hidden Conversations: What Americans Really Think about Race and Identity by Michele Norris
Michele Norris compiled together stories, essays, and photographs for Our Hidden Conversations. The book features a look into Americans and their views on race and identity. This compelling read opens up a conversation about race and how we can have more empathy and understanding during times of division.
7. Lovers In Auschwitz: A True Story by Keren Blankfeld
Lovers In Auschwitz showcases the true story of two Holocaust survivors, David and Zippi, who fell in love in Auschwitz, were separated upon liberation, and found each other again over 70 years later. David and Zippi led their own lives following the war, despite agreeing to meet again someday. They didn’t realize how far in the future this reunion would be. This book tells their incredible true story of love, loss, war, and resilience.
All of these non-fiction books are unique in their own way. You can pick them up and immediately gain more insight into subjects pulled from real-life topics. Anyone can read these books and learn plenty from them. We hope you find what you’re looking for within these curated picks!
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