Favourite non-fiction books of 2017

As I mentioned on Monday, when it comes to these yearly round-ups, the books summaries are often the hardest to narrow down. This year has been as challenging as expected. However, I’m here to try anyway.

I read slightly less non-fiction than I’d prefer this year and much of the non-fiction I did read was either as prep for my career change or was directly relevant to my new job once the change had happened. That theme is likely to continue (I have professional exams in October) but I hope that I’ll read more non-fiction for fun as well.

Anyway, here’s what was good this year:

10. Introducing Quantum Theory by J. P. McEvoy

9. Spectacles by Sue Perkins

8. Whipping Girl: A Transexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Feminity by Julia Serano

7. Nutshells English Legal System by Penny Derbyshire

6. Turning Points: Changing your Career from Science to Patent Law by Jeffrey Schox


5. Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally

4. The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh

3. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus by Matt Taibbi

1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


What have your fvaourite non-fiction reads been this year? What should I be adding to my tbr pile in  2018?

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