Non Fic Books Every Millennial/Gen Z Should Read

When we think of non-fic books, we think of rusty old and full of fanciful words nobody really uses anymore. But there are actually some out there, that:

  • Talk about things many of us go or are going through
  • help you learn and grow
  • written by this generation for this generation
  • Bonus! A lot of these have aesthetic covers.

So have a change of read and try out these books. They’re fun and cool I promise you!

*Little Note: I have an affiliate link to the books mentioned in the post, at no extra cost if you decide to buy via the link, your book blogger here gets a commission 😊


Non Fic Books Every Millenial/Gen Z Should Read

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

“Burnout” should be my middle name, I’m definitely guilty of having the sadly often creative burnouts so if you’re like me dealing with a buildup of stress and frustrated emotions this book will do you wonders.

Challenge Everything by Blue Sandford

Whether you’re a hardcore climate change activist or a skeptic, this book is the tutorial handbook that encourages you to question and judge for yourself what you can do to help make the world a more livable place.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This is the book I’d give to every manager in the world if I could, if you think a 9-5 work day is healthy I need you to stop right there. Plus with quarantine I think many of us realized…that meeting could have been an email.

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that this is one of my favorites of all time, and I’ll keep recommending it. This has to be my favorite memoir because of how raw and powerful it is. If you want hope restored in you, read this.

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood by Emma Brown

Not only girls have image and body issues! This tackles the many complicated layers of boyhood and manhood. And since the struggle of boys and men are often hidden because of their “masculine” nature, this book is quite telling on how boys think and what we can do to change it for the better.

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century by Alice Wong

This is an OWN voices book about the disable community. It’s an authentic reflection compromising of essays written by disabled people that invites the reader to learn and celebrate disability culture in its many diverse forms.

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

This book is so important. With the stigma still surrounding mental heath, this book actively breaks that down by providing powerful insight into trauma, our past, and the experiences that haunt us and prevent us from having a clear future. I couldn’t recommend a better self care book.


Thanks for reading! Do you read non fiction? Which of these would you give a go?

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Hello I’m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

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