Cayla's Top 10 Nonfiction Books by Women

Cayla's Top 10 Nonfiction Books by Women

Bookstagrammer or Book BloggerCayla Turner

Cayla is a Child Book Lover and Former Student Affairs Professional who decided to marry her love of books and education. She's also an advocate for equitable educational policy, access to BIPOC books, and doing what you love.

While book blogger, Cayla (@bookitqueen), loves diving into fictional worlds (especially fantasy and magical realism worlds), non-fiction works are her first love because they directly connect to self-improvement and new perspectives. And reading someone else's thoughts and accounts can be just as engrossing as burying yourself in a fantasy novel!


That's why she wanted to take this opportunity to recommend some of her favorite non-fiction books. From memoirs to sociological works to anthologies, the women authors in this list have created masterpieces that she often thinks about through the lens of her experiences or books that she has read. We hope that you enjoy these book recommendations in the same way that she has!

  • Last updated: 05-25-2021
Table of Contents

Cayla Turner's mybest

Mira JacobGood Talk

Paperback

$17.99

Deirdre Mask, Janina EdwardsThe Address Book

Audiobook

$25.99

Austin Channing BrownI'm Still Here

Audiobook

$14.99

Tressie McMillan CottomThick: And Other Essays

$12.99

Maria HinojosaOnce I Was You

Hardcover

$17.84

Cathy Park HongMinor Feelings

Paperback

$15.71

Toni Cade BambaraThe Black Woman

Paperback

$18.99

Malaka GharibI Was Their American Dream

Paperback

$13.39

Kenya HuntGirl Gurl Grrrl

Hardcover

$18.89

Susan Orlean The Library Book

Paperback

$9.85

Cayla Turner's mybest Summary

Cayla's book recommendations span women authors across multiple cultural and religious backgrounds. While they focus primarily on Black authors, she also loves reading books from and focusing on women authors. 


This list is by no means comprehensive of all great works by women authors. Still, it certainly is an excellent place to start if you enjoy learning about social issues and cultural identity.

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