Reading is one of life's great and simple pleasures. Escaping whatever is causing you stress and entering a world that is not necessarily yours is one of the most important and objectively easy self-care methods around. However, I'll be real and say that, in recent years, finding the time to sit down, calm down, and read a damn book has been a struggle. But soon I came to realise that it was actually the type of book I was reading that was the problem; and once I started gravitating towards books by UK female and non-binary journalists, things began to change. Reading these books, I found all my usual distractions melting away, and I haven't been able to put them down since.
Below are seven books by seven journalist who have seen and done it all. Through their work — be it fiction, memoir, reportage, or even recipes — they are kind enough to show you the world through their lens and help you learn about the experiences of others. Their passion and eloquence will keep you glued to the page, and you'll certainly walk away feeling a lot smarter than when you started. Keep reading to find out more.