Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving this Month: February

Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving this Month: February

All-American Murder by James Patterson

You probably know James Patterson for his hugely popular Alex Cross series but in this disturbing true-crime thriller he tells story of Aaron Hernandez, a NFL star turned murderer.

Aaron Hernandez was a college football All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. Hernandez’s every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life – one that ended in a maximum-security prison. Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, Hernandez was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro American football player who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. All-American Murder is the first book to fully investigate the shocking story of Aaron Hernandez – from his meteoric rise in the world of American football to his first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own untimely death. Drawing on original, in-depth reporting, this is an explosive account of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame.

How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax

Comedian turned best-selling author and respected mental-health campaigner Ruby Wax draws on her own experience to help others in her new book How to Be Human.

Written with a little help from a monk, who explains how the mind works, and a neuroscientist who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain, Ruby Wax’s new book sets out to answer every question you’ve ever had about: evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you’ll need to help upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iphone.

Winging It!: Parenting in the Middle of Life by Alex Jones

One Show star Alex Jones is loved by many for being honest and down-to-earth on TV and her personality shines through the pages of her new book Winging It!

In this hilarious and indispensable guide to midlife motherhood, Alex shares her own experiences and those of other mums on the joys of first time parenthood – when it arrives that bit later in life. From the fear of leaving it too late when the maybe-baby years of career and meeting the right partner are priorities, to struggles with conception and even the opposite – being an older Mum can be a minefield. In her first book, Alex gives us her ‘winging it’ advice and tips from her experience of pregnancy to the first 9 months of her baby, along with funny stories and anecdotes. With honesty and her trademark humour and charm; Alex Jones gives laughs, tips and what’s really worked for her.

Davina’s Kitchen Favourites by Davina McCall

Davina McCall is back with another fantastic book to inspire you to live a healthier, sugar-free life.

Davina’s Kitchen Favourites is her latest cookbook, full of food she loves to cook for family and friends, and lots of easy recipes that keep her going when life gets a bit crazy. They are free from refined sugar to keep blood sugar in balance, use smart carbs to help you stay healthy, look great and keep you feeling fuller longer and use very few ingredients that are budget-friendly and available in supermarkets. Keep trim, save time and put nourishing meals on the table fast with Davina’s delicious recipes.

I Let Him Go by Denise Fergus

On 12th February 1993, Denise Fergus’ life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son’s hand for a few seconds to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. For the first time since that moment 25 years ago, Denise tells her extraordinary story in this heart-wrenching book, an unflinching account of that terrible day. James’s death reverberated around the world and his killers became the youngest ever convicted murderers in UK legal history. Denise took up a tortuous legal battle for James, and it was her astonishing strength and love for her son that ultimately helped to change the way the law treats victims of crime.

This is a mother’s tale, of finding a way through the despair to remember the happiness and wonderful memories that James brought his family. Above all, Denise doesn’t want her son to be remembered as a murdered child, and with this beautifully written book, she does just that.

It’s Not Me, It’s Them by Joel Dommett

It’s Not Me, It’s Them is the hilarious debut from I’m A Celeb star Joel Dommett.

As a 17-year-old virgin working…for Virgin, Joel Dommett has grand ambitions. Firstly, he is going to swap suburbia for the bright lights of Showbiz. Secondly, he is going to find ‘the one’ in the first forty people he’s going to sleep with. What follows is a series of disastrous romantic encounters, including carpets mistaken for toilets, futile grand gestures and the catfishing to end all catfishing. Featuring genuine teenage diary entries and told in Joel’s trademark self-deprecating style, this is the brilliant first book from the UK’s most exciting comedian.

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