There's absolutely nothing wrong with fiction taking centre-stage, but that doesn't mean that we should leave non-fiction to languish by the wayside.
Non-fiction can be vitally important for a variety of reasons: not least that it tells us important things about life, the universe, and everything (42! - I'm such a nerd.)
So, my dearest nerdlets, I give you here a list of 5 non-fiction books which I consider to be 'must-reads.'
3 of these are memoirs/autobiographies - not of politicians or pop stars, but of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.
These books are 'must-reads' because of what they are - because of what they represent, and the message that they send to the world.
This book is proof of the potential and beauty that hatred can steal from the world.
'Reasons To Stay Alive' is an important read because of what it stands for - a hand in the dark, a discussion about mental health, and an end to stigma.
If it's not on your TBR list then put it on there - right now.