I’ve done better really with non-fiction this year than with fiction. I’ve read 9 non-fiction books and 2 of those have been five star books. I really loved them both, so it’s tough choosing a favourite.
The memoir of Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) who is a pretty well known blogger and generally crazy person
Is a about all the literary heroines Ellis has ever had. It’s part literary musings, part memoir, part feminist writing.
And the winner is…
Samantha Ellis’ How to be a Heroine
Whilst I found ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’ too hilarious to safely read in public I feel that How to be a Heroine offers me more long term. I love how it made me want to read certain books, I loved it’s feminist element, and I love Ellis’ way of writing. If it wasn’t for the fact that I only read it a couple of weeks before the end of 2014 I think it could have become my most recommended book of the year.