Non-Fiction Books I Want to Read

At the end of December, I shared a post titled “22 Books I Want to Read in 2022” and in that post included two non-fiction titles. However, there are actually more I want to read; I’m just unsure if it’ll be this year or not. Given that I’m a mood reader, this is not very likely to happen, but sometimes you have to force yourself to read other genres/types of books to mix it up.

Whether I read these books this year or not, I thought it would be fun to share them as I don’t usually have many non-fiction books on my TBR list.

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This was one of my books listed for my books I’d like to read this year. I’m hoping it’ll really impact me in a great way and inspire me to focus on my relationship with Jesus more and be able to remember that Christianity is about the relationship, not the religion.

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This book is also on my list mentioned above, and it’s one I’m hoping to enjoy. My mom really enjoyed this book and Ree Drummond’s story, and I know she’s happy that I said I wanted to read it. All I need to do now is grab it off her bookshelf.

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This book is special to me because the author there, Stefan Gulyas… he’s my great-uncle on my mom’s side. Sadly, he passed away back in 2013, but I got to know him a lot in his last 2-3 years of life on earth. I did also read this in high school (2009) so I got to talk to him about the book before he passed. His story is incredible and I’m looking forward to rereading it from an adult perspective rather than a 17-year-old’s.

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I bought this book in 2020 after the pandemic really hit the United States. I had an opportunity to change jobs, but because of the pandemic I chickened out of doing so because the job was in a highly positive region of the state. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m going to do so this year because even without the pandemic, change is scary. Whether it’s a new job, new home, new state – all of which I feel like is going to happen in my life soon – I need to push back the fear and do it afraid.

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I somehow came across this book while browsing books on Amazon, and it caught my interest. I’ve always been interested in the Titanic, since I was a kid, because it’s such a horrific story and sometimes I can’t fathom that is tragedy actually happened. The movie is also one of my top favorite movies because of the research James Cameron put into it. However, I would really love to read about some real survival stories from the Titanic.

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After watching Julie & Julia (many, many times) I have the urge to learn a little more about Julia Child and her life during the years that would launch her into a world-famous chef. I’m not expecting this book to be easy to read, but I’m willing to give it a try because I think her life is fascinating.

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I cannot mention the movie, Julie & Julia, without mentioning the book that inspired that movie in the first place. The movie is what actually made me want to become a blogger. While it took me a while to find my niche, I’m grateful to this movie (and this book, for that matter) for giving me something to enjoy. I think it’s only fair that since I’ve seen the movie too many times to count, I should read the book at least once.

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A book that highlights writers’ favorite bookstores? Sign me up! I feel like this would be such an interesting read and would give me a bucket list of bookstores to visit someday. Hopefully stores mentioned in here are still open – I know for a fact that Northshire Bookstore in Vermont and Hickory Stick Bookshop in Connecticut are open and well.

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Another book-themed book. I’m not really sure if I’ll like this one or not, but I’m curious to read from a bookseller’s perspective of the daily goings-on. I feel like it might be a little similar to working in a library, but there will be some obvious differences.

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I’m going to try to read the first five of these non-fiction books this year, as I don’t usually read much non-fiction and I want to change that (at least a little). These might end up being the only non-fiction books I read this year, but that’s okay. I’m really excited to reread my uncle’s book and share an actual review on it when I’m done. I might also try to find a way to get the extra copies I have up for sale because it’s not available in stores or online anywhere (that I know of).

Have you read any of these books? Do any of them catch your attention as well?

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