Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Best Adult Non-Fiction of 2012

This is my last Best of 2012 post - I'm glad I managed to get them all in during the past week and a half or so, hopefully before everyone finished their Christmas shopping. Tomorrow I'll be posting the Worst books I read in 2012 - cause I'm a big old meanie like that.  :)

 Here are the best adult non-fiction books I read this year:

A great book about the impact of girly-girl culture on th e development of children, obviously girls in particular.

Super sweet (and true) stories collected by StoryCorps of people and love.  Adorable - and the cover looks amazing on the shelf.

Part poetry, part prose memoir of the author's journey through depression.

A look at the domestic sex trade in the United States and how it affects underage girls.

Scientific analysis of how the mind is affected by exercise.

Funniest book I read this year.  If you follow the Bloggess, you must read the book.

Another health book, but it's by AJ Jacobs, such it's less science-y and more funny.

Kristen Chenoweth's memoir.  I don't think I need to describe any further.

Tied with Let's Pretend This Never Happened for funniest book of the year.  I am a total Caitlin Moran convert and will be reading anything and everything else she puts out.

A fascinating look at motherhood - and I think actually has some ideas that I'll take away for when I have my own kids.

Not Yet Reviewed
Mary Roach is tied with AJ Jacobs for my favorite pop science author.  This one looks at various theories of the afterlife, focusing on reincarnation and the spiritism of the Victorian age, as well as current scientific methods of contacting the dead.


  1. I never even considered posting my best of lists in time for Christmas shopping but that makes such sense! I always post them as close to the end of the year as possible, LOL.

    Girls Like Us was my favorite non-fiction this year. I gifted it already too!

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