8 Nonfiction Audiobooks To Listen To During Women’s History Month

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Every year when Women’s History Month rolls around, I can’t wait to plan my TBR audiobook and figure out what I want to listen to. In the last couple of years, I’ve focused more on fiction. But this year, I want to make sure to prioritize some of the incredible nonfiction titles that have been waiting for far too long. So, if you want to catch up on your nonfiction audiobooks for Women’s History Month, here are some great options!

A graphic of the cover of The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde shares her experience with breast cancer, examining what it’s like to live at the intersection of Black, lesbian, and disabled. While the text of The Cancer Journals was first published 40 years ago, we finally have an audio edition. So if you’ve been waiting to pick this one up, now is the time!

Narrated by Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins

A graphic of the cover of South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

In South to America, Imani Perry returns to the land of her roots to examine the role of the south in America’s culture. She interviews southerners from across the region and includes her own family’s experiences from her, giving listeners a broad picture of what it’s like to live in the region.

Narrated by the Author

A graphic of the cover of High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by Jessica B. Harris

High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by Jessica B Harris

Cookbook author Jessica B. Harris follows the development of African American Foodways through the history of the United States. I LOVE nonfiction books about food, and Harris has written one of the best. And if you enjoy this audiobook, you’re sure to love the documentary on Netflix by the same name.

Narrated by Author

A graphic of the cover of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

Angela Chen delves deep into what it means to be asexual in the world where it’s assumed that everyone experiences sexual and romantic attraction. From the different shades of asexuality to the definitions of various kinds of attraction, Chen clearly lays it all out. Plus, she lists more resources on the topic for further reading.

Narrated by Natalie Naudus

A graphic of the cover Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile

Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile

In her incredible memoir, Brandi Carlile shares her life’s story, delving into the experiences that form her music. She narrates the audiobook and includes musical performances throughout the book. In a world full of celebrity memoirs, Brandi shows us all how it’s done. Her story of her is phenomenal.

Narrated by the Author

A graphic of the cover of Broken (in the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson

Broken (in the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is back with her incredibly funny essays all about chronic illness and mental health. In Broken, Lawson takes a deeper look at her experience with depression as it continues to resist treatment. Her life de ella is consumed by calls with insurance companies and doctors’ offices.

Narrated by the Author

A graphic of the cover of What Doesn't Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness—Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller

What Doesn’t Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness—Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller

Part memoir, part how-to manual, Tessa Miller chronicles her experience as a disabled woman in America. As she battles Crohn’s disease, Miller describes her experiences with insurance companies, living on her own while being incredibly ill, and seeking better treatment with her condition. Miller’s book is definitely one you won’t want to miss.

Narrated by the Author

A graphic of the cover of Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins follows her family’s history across the country, tracking the origins of the different branches of her family tree. Her prose de ella presents her story de ella with incredible clarity, and her narration of the audiobook adds a beautiful layer of emotional depth.

Narrated by the Author


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