Non-fiction books are one tough genre of books that one can sit down and read. It is even tasking to imagine how much effort the authors of non-fiction books put to fill the blank pages just to come up with a book that ends up being a best seller.
I suppose they have to widely read on the subject that they are writing on because the least they can do is to give facts to the audience which is assumed to be even wittier than they are. There is a thin line that differentiates fictitious books from non-fictitious ones.
Here are some of the categories of non-fiction books
- Business books
- Books on health
- Books on cooking (recipe books)
- Books on travel especially guides
- Books on languages
- Documentaries that have been written on a book et cet era
There are quite a number of such books in the market; you only have to choose that which excites you from the long list. Here are the five most interesting ones that were highly spoken of in the last year.
- I’ll be Gone in the Dark; One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
- Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
- Fear: Trump in the White House
- Whiskey in a Tea Cup: What Growing up in the South Taught me about Life, Love and Baking Biscuits
I’ll be Gone in the Dark; One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
This is a book written by Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (as the foreword) and Patton Oswalt (as the after foreword). It is unfortunate that the book was published posthumously, but, on the flip side, it gained so much popularity. McNamara dedicated her time to research the facts in the book. It is believed that this book could lead to an arrest of the culprits therein. The book was widely read because it was an eye-opener to many. If only the author of the book lived to see the fruits of her hard work, it would be such a sweet song to sing.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Rachael Hollis pens down a humorous book full of truth punches. It is a book that calls a spade a spade and can never mistake it for a big spoon. She gives insights on the lies that we sometimes tell ourselves as we try to be successful people. While at it, she encourages people to do better rather than having wishful thoughts and not acting on them in any way.
Fear: Trump in the White House
This is one book that created uproar once it was released. Everyone wanted to read the content of that book. Bob Woodward, an excellent writer who has worked as an investigative journalist, exposes the life of the President of the United State’s, Mr. Trump while in the State House. He did a number of interviews and had very reliable sources as interviewees, so all the information in the book is deemed factual.
His main focus is on the decisive bit of the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air force One and the White House Residence. This 448-page book is one daring book since it focuses on a sitting president which is one rare but bold move to make.
Whiskey in a Tea Cup: What Growing up in the South Taught me about Life, Love and Baking Biscuits
Reese Witherspoon, the author, in her book, tries to let the world know of the Southern People. She makes them understand what the people of the south are made of. When you read her book, you may be tempted to live the life she lived in the South because her descriptions make it look so impressive. This is a fun book to read.
This book was voted the leading memoir in the year 2018, was followed up close with Mitchelle Obama’s; Becoming. It is Tara Westover’s first book, and it hit the top read already. It has been the New York Times Bestseller in a long time and is such a great recommendation even from Barrack Obama.
These are but a few non-fiction books that you can sample from. Good Reads Awards has a list of great books that may interest you. You can get as many as you wish to as long as you get the time to read them. One thing for sure is that reading can never be boring so you will definitely get some time to read. I hope you embrace more of non-fiction book when you’re looking for what to read.