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8 Best non-fiction books past new year

8 Best non-fiction books past new year

 What makes a good coronavirus read?

All of us spent the whole 2020 quarantining, with a lot of spare time in our hands. So what are you going to do with all of this newfangled  time? Watch a movie , sure, but what about when you’re not in the mood for staring at a screen the whole day. Think to yourself, there’s not a better time to stuff your face into a book.

What to read?

Now there are millions of books out there, with countless different genres. That is why we’ve got you covered. This list covers some of the best non-fiction books with a variety of genres. Fascinating facts, peace of mind, you’ll find something to get hooked into in this list.

1) The Splendid and the vile – by Erik Larson

A New York Times bestseller, from the author of ‘The devil in the white city’  Erik Larson is known for a way of writing that keeps the readers engaged. His way of writing is not considered boring because of the novelization of the topics he’s talking about. This book is an examination of the governance of the then Prime minister, Winston Churchill. A non-fiction account of Winston Churchill and those closest to him during the blitz in world war 2.

Why should you read it?

Its well over about 400 pages, if you’re looking for a long read, this is the one for you. A very good academic book if you’re a history buff, hefty and dense, provides an insight about the first year that Churchill was prime minister of England, entailing everybody’s perspective that’s around him. It talks about triumphs and defeats that England encountered during that time frame.

 2) Educated – by Tara Westover

Stayed 110 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers, ‘educated’ by Tara Westover is a historical account or memoir, which recounts her experience growing up in Idaho, with survivalist parents who did not believe in public education or standard medicine, meaning she never went to school. The focus of the story is a woman with no formal education, guided by her strong desire to learn who went on to get a PhD from Cambridge.

Why should you read it?

This piece of literature is thought provoking , showcasing the authors determination and honesty of the retelling of what she went through. It makes you rethink all the privileges’  that we have been  granted and normalized throughout the modernization. It’s a window for exploring what it’s like to live with manipulative parents and beliefs that totally deny any truth other than their own. With honest captivating descriptions and inviting wide eyed innocence, this book delivered the importance and transformational power of education.

 3) Becoming – by Michelle Obama

With over 10 million copies sold and Ophra’s book club selection, the former first lady of the United States, and an American attorney, Michelle Obama, came up with a memoir, which was published back in 2018. This book accounts her personal life experiences before and after Barack Obama. It talks about young Michelle Robinson, of a close-knit family that resides on the south side of Chicago, gains her footing in the world with a strong support system and faith in education, trying to find her voice.

Why should you read it?

This book is divided into three parts namely, 1. Becoming me  2. Becoming us 3.Becoming more. The first part gives an insight about Michelle’s childhood, grad school life, in addition to her Princeton undergrad year, Harvard year and the beginning year of her youthful career. The second part is a narrative of her relationship with Barack & how it blossomed. It also talks about her career struggles and realizing she doesn’t want to work for a big law firm because she doesn’t think she’s effecting change properly. The last part ‘Becoming us’ starts with Barack Obama getting elected as the 44th president of the US. It basically goes through her entire term as the first lady. It’s really interesting to see Michelle’s personal relationship to politics and how much she really resented it and didn’t want Barack to associate with it. With all of the insight and a peek to her very personal events of life, this book truly delivered.

4) Talking to strangers – by Malcolm Gladwell

From the author of well-known books such as outliers, tipping point, David and Goliath, with each one of them hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller, this book chiefly narrates that how bad we are at communicating with each other, especially with ones we don’t know. Mr. Gladwell as a writer is one of the people who would talk about touchy and controversial topics and have written a number of thought-provoking pieces of literature that would get you hooked to his writing skills.

Why should you read it?

This book articulates the random thoughts in ways that makes them comprehensible and predominant. This challenges our interpretation of how the world works. Examples and cases related to the topic are portrayed which serve as context to explain misunderstandings.

5) Maybe you should talk to someone – by Lori Gottlieb

The cover of the book might serve as a misnomer, that it’s a self-help book, but actually, it is a memoir written by therapist Lori Gottlieb, in which she chronicles a particularly difficult period of her life both personally and professionally. This book received an appreciable score of 4.4 on Goodreads and was the New York Times bestseller in 2019.

Why should you read it?

This book follows an account of a split with the author’s boyfriend which she had a hard time to recover from. Showcasing how human we are, despite training or expertise, Laurie was encouraged by her friends to see a therapist when she was understandably still very torn out about the situation. A length of time afterwards until Laurie finally realized that her grief is something she needed to address to a therapist over a few sessions.

This book is an interesting take on a therapists interactions with clients along with her own therapy sessions. The self-reflection and human nature makes it a wonderful read.

6) Think like a monk – by Jay Shetty

The British author Jay Shetty, is a former monk, purpose coach, host of the #1 podcast ‘The purpose’ and one of the most popular influencer in the world. ‘Think like a monk’ is an inspiring piece of work which is well crafted and beautifully written by jay shetty. He brings together captivating stories & observations by the perspective of a monk & the learning he took from each one of them.

Why should you read it?

This is without any skepticism a self help book, that trains your mind for peace and purpose, helps you healing from anxiety and pain from the past, uncovers new passion and develops true compatibility in relationships. This is an extraordinary book that you’ll love every minute of it.

7) The Future of Humanity – by Michio Kaku

American physicist, the co-founder of the string field theory, futurist & popularizer of science Michio Kaku, has written several bestselling books about physics and related topics. He’s also the author of some of the New York Times bestsellers, ‘Hyperspace’  ‘Physics of the impossible’   ‘Physics of the future’   & ‘The future of the mind’. The Future of Humanity marks his ninth and most recent book (2018), receiving a score of 4.2 on Goodreads.

Why should you read it?

An invigorating glance at the future, this book brings a staggering vision of our future beyond earth. For the connoisseurs of science and tech. this book, in fact, all of his books will be a treat. This book narrates the possibility that will become a necessity to spread the human civilization beyond earth for the survival of the human race. Not only that, but this book offers mind-blowing predictions of how humans will possess the ability to attain immortality, development of fusion power, brain internet, supersonic transport and a lot more. Even the sci-fi lovers who don’t like reading non-fiction would love this.

8) The Inner Engineering – by Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)

Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian yogi and author, founder of ‘The Isha foundation’, publicly known as Sadhguru , is the author of several books, ‘Death’  Adiyogi’   ‘Mystics musings’ and many more. He was awarded the ‘Padma vibhushan’  by the govt. of India for his social services, with one of his most notable work being ‘The Dhyanalinga’.  The Inner Engineering is a book to dig deep into, with many readers claiming it to be the most effective book, with a score of 4.8/5.

Why should you read it?

This New York Times bestseller is a non-fiction & self-help book, that can train your mind to fight the compulsive thoughts of anxiety. In this book, Sadhguru reveals the true meaning of yoga and how it isn’t limited to physical exercise, is a unification of the mind with the cosmos. With Sadhguru’s esteemed eminence throughout the world, being the face of yoga, he talks about important matters of today’s world, a modern-day spiritual megastar, our country should be proud of. Deliberate content wonderfully penned by him, it’s a must-read.

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