Book Recommendations

Non Fiction Book Recommendations

It’s non fiction November so I thought I would share some books that I have really loved reading. I read quite a wide range of non fiction but I especially love books about female empowerment, self development, mental health and world history, specifically Islamic history so I will share some that I have read recently and really benefitted from.

Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World by Burhana Islam – I loved reading through this book and it’s one that I can go back to again and again. You can read my full review here

Fighting Hislam by Susan Carland – This was a really interesting book and while I didn’t necessarily agree with everything it had some great points too.

The Bystander Effect by Catherine Sanderson – This was a really interesting read though I did find some chapters more interesting than others.

Allah Loves by Omar Suleiman – A book I loved so much and one I will read again and again. My full review is here

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig – I found this book really beneficial and definitely recommend reading

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto – This is one of the few books that acknowledges the differences in different cultures and more without being condescending to those that are different to the western “norm”

Mysogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates – By the end of this book I was mad as heck

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez – Another book that made me incredibly angry but also discussed many things that needed to be said. I wish there was more information on women of colour though as I’m sure those stats would be different to white women.

Love and Happiness by Yasmin Mogahed – A book that I constantly refer back to. One that you can flick through and no matter what page you read it will be spiritually and emotionally beneficial for you

A History of Islam in 21 Women by Hossein Kamaly – A really interesting read about many women in Islamic history. Some I knew about and others I didn’t. My full review is here

Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford – I really loved this book and I related a lot to things that are discussed. My review is here

The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth about our Periods by Hannah Witton – One of the first books I read that openly discusses sexual health problems and more that we don’t know about.

I Will Not Be Erased: Our Stories about Growing Up as People of Colour by Galdem – Full of incredible stories that we need to hear more. My review is here

Lost Islamic History by Firas Al Khateeb – A history that most people aren’t taught in schools but should be

Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed – This book has gotten me through some incredibly difficult times and gave me the perspective I needed. I literally recommend this book for the spiritual and emotional help we all need sometimes.

I recommend all of these books and I hope you will find something that you enjoy reading. Do recommend me some of your favourite non fiction books!

5 thoughts on “Non Fiction Book Recommendations”

  1. So many amazing nonfiction books on Islam and women, which is exactly what I’ve been searching for. I’m going to bookmark this list for when I visit the library. Thanks for sharing.

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