Books Left Unreviewed | Issue Two, Non Fiction

In this second issue of Books Left Unreviewed, I am sharing some Non-Fiction novels that I’ve recently listened to.

Don’t miss the first issue, Audiobooks!

Books Left Unreviewed | Issue Two, Non FictionEducated
by Tara Westover
Narrated by : Julia Whelan
Published by Random House Audio
Release date : February 20th, 2018
Genres: Non Fiction, Memoir
Source: The Publisher | Format: Audiobook
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge

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An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Educated was my first memoir, both read and listened to. For that, I think this one will hold a special place in my heart. But not just because of that. Tara’s story is one of unimaginable pain and triumph.

From the very beginning, I was engrossed in her story. Tara has been through so much in her life, and if I were honest, her family has too. 

Uplifting, heartbreaking and thought-provoking as well. Highly recommend! 

Rating Report
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Emotional Impact
four-half-stars
Overall: 4.3

Books Left Unreviewed | Issue Two, Non Fiction13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do
by Amy Morin
Narrated by : Amy Morin
Published by HarperCollins
Release date : December 31st, 2018
Genres: Self-Help, Non Fiction
Source: The Publisher | Format: Audiobook
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge

What does it mean to be a mentally strong woman? Delving into critical issues like sexism, social media, social comparison, and social pressure, Amy addresses this question and offers thoughtful, intelligent advice, practical tips, and specific strategies and combines them with personal experiences, stories from former patients, and both well-known and untold examples from women from across industries and pop culture. Throughout, she explores the areas women—and society at large—must focus on to become (and remain) mentally strong.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Having never seen this series of self-help titles before, I am now sold! I love that each chapter is one of the “things women don’t do.” Also, how she gives us an example, WHY we should change it, and how. I think back on this every day and need to get a physical copy for reference! 

Highly recommend it!

Rating Report
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-half-stars
Emotional Impact
three-half-stars
Overall: 4

Books Left Unreviewed | Issue Two, Non FictionYou Are A Badass Every Day
by Jen Sincero
Narrated by : Jen Sincero
Published by Penguin Audiobooks
Release date : October 30th, 2018
Genres: Self-Help, Non Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge

For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you how to keep the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero's iconic books You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money going. Owning your power to ascend to badassery is just the first step in creating the life you deserve--You Are A Badass Every Day is the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness, and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.

This was relatively short, and from what I understand, a bullet point version of one of her other books. I think I would benefit more from this if I have a copy on my night stand to reference back to – and do the small tasks and challenges.

That being said, I do think it’s informative and uplifting!

Rating Report
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Emotional Impact
three-stars
Overall: 3.5

Tell me your thoughts

  • Have you read/listened to any of these titles? If so, what did you think?
  • Do you have any Non-Fiction recs? Share in the comments!

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