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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).