Hey there book nerds! Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite non-fiction books with you all. It was actually hard for me to come up with ten good books of the non-fiction sort because honestly… I don’t read that much non-fiction. It’s just not my cup of tea. I prefer to get lost in a fictional story.
However, there are some non-fiction books that are too good to ignore. Some are very informative and/or life-changing, while others are funny, and some even read like a fiction book. I think you know a non-fiction book is good when you have to stop and think, ‘oh dang! this really happened!’
Anyway, here are my top ten non-fiction recommendations if you’ve been in the market for a new one to get your paws on!
10 Non-Fiction Recommendations
I Will Always Write Back – The real story of old fashioned pen-pals that will warm your heart to the point where you can’t stand it. This is one of those books that while you’re reading it, you think you’re reading fiction… then you remember it’s not!
Columbine – This could be a hard read for some, but it’s so packed-full of information about that day, the events leading up to it, and the aftermath which makes this a worthwhile book to read. Cullen analyzes how the media basically created a crap-show with releasing incorrect information, as well as analyzes the lives of the shooters before that day.
The Christian Atheist – If you ever feel stagnant in your walk with God, this is a book to read. The author, a pastor, analyzes his own faults in his walk and how he’s changed in areas of his life (and of course, he’s still not perfect). But it’s just a good book that opens your eyes to how we Christians can believe in God, but live as if He doesn’t exist… as well as how we can change that.
Living Among Lions – It’s been a few years since I’ve read this book, but it’s generally about living as a Christian in a world that’s turning even further from God each day. There are a lot of references to the book of Daniel to point out how we can remain strong in our faith, even when the world is against us.
On Writing – Pretty much every writer is aware of this book by Stephen King. It’s a half-memoir, half-writing tips book that was just very interesting to read. While I might not agree with all of King’s tips for writing (because we’re all different in our writing systems), there are a lot of good nuggets in the book.
The 5 Love Languages – Everyone gives and receives love differently. This book is a great resource to figure out what your own love language is as well as those around you.
Word by Word: the Secret Life of Dictionaries – If you love words, you’ll love this book. It did get slow in some areas, but overall, it was a fun book to geek out over.
In Real Life – Nev Schulman talks about the world today and cat-fishing, talking about his own experienced being cat-fished and then coming up with the TV show to help others who might be going through the same thing.
Hope in the Mail – Young Adult author Wendelin Van Draanen reflects on her writing career and gives tips to aspiring writers. She looks back on what in her life influenced her stories, characters, and even what pushed her into a career of writing.
Seriously… I’m Kidding – If you just need to have a good laugh, this book by Ellen DeGeneres will have you crying tears of laughter. Her reflections on her life and humor are worth a look at, and you’ll honestly finish this book so quickly! I also recommend listening to the audiobook!
Have you read any of the books on this list?