Lists, Non-fiction

My 2022 in Nonfiction

If you don’t know, November is all about Nonfiction in the bookish community – a whole month dedicated to reading more of this genre, which is often so overlooked!

However, today, I’m talking about my year in nonfiction so far. I have to say…Not a lot of books to talk about: it looks like a pretty poor year for me in the nonfiction chapter. Luckily, I have this November to catch up!

It needs to be said, though… All these books were amazing! I hope they inspire you to read some more nonfiction as well!

This idea is courtesy of Katie over at Doing Dewey!

Let’s get into it!

The last one on this list was my absolute favourite this year! What was your favourite nonfiction in 2022?

1. The Montessori Toddler

The Montessori Toddler

I have a 2 year old boy and I really try to raise him in the Montessori spirit. That means paying attention to his needs and current development stage and letting him guide me into his activities. This book is fantastic to help a parent understand how to act in different situations and how to follow their intuition with the child’s activities.

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

2. The Art of Work

The Art of Work

This book made me understand that it is ok not to have a purpose, that it is natural to actually have your purpose reveal itself after a long time working at it. It also did a great job guiding me to the next step in finding out my purpose, just like it promises.

My full review is available here.

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

3. The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of a Blockbuster Novel

The Bestseller Code

With data taken from a five year study of 20,000 novels, the authors of this book have used an A.I. to understand what exactly makes a bestseller – what are the traits of a novel everyone wants to read. Ranging from familiarity to suspense, there are so many elements that go into creating a bestseller! What surprised me the most was the accuracy of the A.I. predictions of what winning novels would be.

This book was fascinating!

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

4. Women Like Us: A Memoir

women like us

Reading this, I found an ordinary woman, with the same concerns I had growing up – “I hate my body”, “I am not good enough”, “I can’t do that”. These are her thoughts, these are all our thoughts, always.

I found that sad, because, with every struggle, with every lesson, Amanda Prowse proves not only that she is good enough, but that she is great!

This book is such a brave confession! I just loved it!

My full review is here.

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

5. An A-Z of Jane Austen

An A-Z of Jane Austen

If you love Jane Austen and have read most of her novels, this fast read is for you!

The author, Dr Michael Greaney is a senior lecturer at Lancaster University, whose research focuses on fiction since 1800. In this book, his passion shines and helps us dive into the Austen Universe. It’s filled with big themes and fun details, common throughout her books. It delights you with “Aha moments” and “Oh, I’ve noticed that too!” – at least it did for me, an avid reader of all Jane Austen’s novels.

My full review is here.

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

6. I’m Glad My Mom Died

I'm glad my mom died

It’s written by a celebrity, it’s funny and has a catchy, shocking title! What more could you ask?
Well… It would be enough. But it doesn’t stop there!

This book is very well written and it leads you step by step to personal revelations. Yes, it’s a celebrity’s memoir, but it is, paradoxically, very relatable!

This book is FANTASTIC! I loved, loved, loved it!

Check out my full review here!

The book can be found here on Goodreads.

That is it for me, my friends! Not many books, but I really found interesting each and every one of them!

Leave me a comment if you’ve read any of them, leave me a comment if you didn’t, but there is one that sounds appealing to you!

Have a great day!

12 thoughts on “My 2022 in Nonfiction”

    1. It really was a surprise for me too that there are A.I.s already running with the purpose of analysing novels and that they are quite accurate!


  1. I wasn’t sure about The Bestseller Code. It seems like it must be hard to predict what books will do well, when so much luck is involved. I’m interested in what commonalities their analysis turned up though and your description makes me think I should give it a chance 🙂


    1. Well, the A.I. capabilities were really surprising. It analyses word patterns and is able to understand the theme of the novel. Based on the type of words used, it can tell with around 80% accuracy if it’s a best seller, just by analysing the frequency with which some words are used. It has a lot more criteria, but, for example, analysing “50 shades of grey”, it knew it was something there, even though, surprisingly, erotic novels don’t usually sell. The book also has lots of statistics from the publishing industry. I didn’t know any of it. It was just awesome for me! I hope you like it too, if you choose to read it 🙂


  2. It doesn’t matter how much NonFiction we read – it is the love of the genre for me. This was not my best year for nonfiction but NFN always inspires me anew. I hope you enjoy it!

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