Category: Non-Fiction

Autism, Bullying and Me

This is a great little book for pre-teens and teens who are affected by bullying. It’s aimed at Autistics, however I think anyone would find it useful, particularly if they have any sort of neurodivergence. It’s refreshing to read a book which doesn’t pretend that you can change anyone other than yourself. While for a Read more

Diary of a Young Naturalist

This book is one of the most beautiful pieces of poetic prose I’ve read in a long time, and I’m studying literature. Beginning with Saturday 21 March – spring – Dara takes us through an entire year of his life as an Autistic naturalist. I bought the book to add to my collection of works Read more

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement. Stories from the Frontline

This is a comprehensive book in which (mostly) Autistic (including non-speaking) members of the Neurodiversity Movement write about how they, and the organisations they work with, have contributed to creating a world which better caters for Autistic people’s needs. While this book chronicles the Neurodiversity Movement, there aren’t any entries which come from outside the Read more

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

I really do need to take a lot of the advice in this book. It’s got 3 stars because some of the advice seems a bit mean and doesn’t fit with my personal values, but that’s okay. I’m also conscious that it’s not the best written book in the world, although unlike others I’m not Read more

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

This book was okay, but not great. I listened to it on Audible, and the first thing I need to mention is that Eckhart Tolle speaks very slowly. I got used to this, but as I’m a quick reader I initially found it frustrating and needed to learn acceptance to get through it – it’s Read more

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety

Great little book to help you begin to tackle your anxiety head-on. With a conversational tone (including swears) and really short chapters, this is a brilliant book for those people whose anxiety is preventing them from concentrating, and for people in general (like me) who are easily distracted. It’s not preachy, doesn’t tell you to Read more