In this bonus episode, Michelle and Caitlin share some of their favourite non-fiction reads from 2021 just in time for #NonFictionNovember.
Before we get into our recommendations, here are some of the books we've discussed and featured on the podcast in 2021...
- Trivial Grievances by Bridie Jabour (listen)
- The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker (listen)
- Every Lie I've Ever Told by Rosie Waterland (listen)
- Cultish by Amanda Montell (listen)
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold: This is a fascinating historical examination of the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper. It is a vivid and intricate portrayal of the social issues in Victorian England.
No Shame by Tom Allen: Delightful memoir from a brilliant comedic mind.
Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders: An alternative self-help novel about how we can walk a new path in our lives, one that others may not expect us to take, written through the lens of hiking.
Love Stories by Trent Dalton: Believe the hype! This is a beautiful, sweet book that will revive your faith in humanity. (Note: Caitlin's work at Harper Collins Australia did not influence her opinion of this book).
488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan: Laugh-out-loud funny and relatable 'rules' for living (and not annoying the hell out of others)
The Office by Andy Greene: A fascinating oral history of the show from its beginnings to massive popularity.
Books we want to read soon...
- How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur
- Sex and the City and Us by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
- Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
- A Class Act by Rob Beckett
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