Nonfiction Books for Moms

This post is sponsored by Johnson County Library.

In the whirlwind of motherhood, finding a moment to dive into a good book might seem like an impossible luxury. But what if we told you that the world of nonfiction holds a treasure trove of stories waiting to quench your thirst for wisdom, compassion, and entertainment? Yes, we’re talking about books that not only entertain but also enlighten, giving you a fresh perspective on life. So, let’s embark on a literary journey that encourages you to explore the world of nonfiction, bringing laughter, self-kindness, and a change in perspective.

When You Need to Laugh (and Cry)

Girl Walks into a Bar by Rachel Dratch

Take a break from the daily grind with Rachel Dratch’s hilarious memoir. As a mom, you’ll find solace and joy in her candid anecdotes that explore the humorous side of life.

I Don’t Need Therapy and Other Lies I’ve Told Myself by Toni Lodge

In this hilarious warm hug of a book, Toni exposes the lies she has told herself about who she is and what she is capable of, inviting us on a riotous romp that will make you laugh, cringe, cry and utterly rethink the truth behind the stories we tell ourselves.

Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson

Discover the inspiring journey of Taraji P. Henson, filled with resilience and triumph. This memoir not only entertains but also motivates, making it a fantastic read for moms seeking inspiration.

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness’s journey to self-love is both heartwarming and hilarious. A must-read for moms looking to infuse their lives with positivity and acceptance.

When You Need to Be Kinder To Yourself

Fat Talk by Virginia Sole-Smith

In a society obsessed with body image, Virginia Sole-Smith’s exploration of body positivity is a breath of fresh air. This book encourages self-love and acceptance, fostering a healthier mindset for moms.

It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn

Delve into the intricacies of family patterns and break free from inherited burdens. Mark Wolynn’s insights provide a path to self-discovery and healing.

More Than a Body by Lindsay and Lexie Kite

Join the Kite sisters in redefining the concept of beauty and self-worth. This empowering read encourages moms to embrace their bodies and teaches the importance of self-compassion.

Soundtracks by Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff’s exploration of mindset shifts and positive thinking is a guide to creating a more fulfilling life. A perfect pick for moms seeking inspiration to be kinder to themselves.

When You Need a Perspective Change:

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Gain a deeper understanding of intersectional feminism and challenge your perspectives with Mikki Kendall’s thought-provoking essays. A must-read for moms interested in social justice and equality.

The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander

Explore the Danish approach to parenting and discover valuable insights that can transform your parenting journey. This book offers a fresh perspective on raising happy and resilient children.

American Like Me by America Ferrera

America Ferrera brings together a collection of stories that celebrate the diversity of the American experience. This anthology is a powerful reminder of the strength found in our differences.

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond’s exploration of poverty in America provides a poignant perspective on social issues. This eye-opening read invites moms to reflect on societal challenges and encourages empathy.

Moms, the local library is your gateway to a world of nonfiction waiting to be explored. Whether you need a good laugh, a dose of self-kindness, or a change in perspective, these books are here to accompany you on your journey. So, take a break, grab a cup of tea, and let the pages of wisdom, compassion, and entertainment unfold before you. Happy reading!


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