Trying Non-Fiction Books

I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t read non-fiction. I’ve avoided it most of my life. I always felt that I read enough non-fiction in school and work. Between textbooks, scientific journals, the news, I wanted reading to be an escape from the real world. So fiction it was. This year, I’m trying to diversify my reading more, and I think reading some non-fiction books will be one way to do so.

I recently read #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. To be honest, it was an okay book, but it wasn’t as difficult to read as I thought it’d be. It didn’t sit on my shelf for months for me to complete it. I’d call that a win. Haha!

Anyway, here are some of the non-fiction books, I’m considering reading. If you have any recommendations, please let me know as well!

1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – I’m an introvert. I love being an introvert. I think it’d be interesting to read a book about introverts.

2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson – It may be weird that I picked a science non-fiction, but I’ve actually always been very interested in space and the universe, ever since I got to look through fancy telescopes at an elementary school camping trip. If it wasn’t for physics (hate physics!), I may have thought about studying space instead of chemistry and forensics.

3. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg – When I was a bookseller, this book was always one of the books on the “Books for Grads” table, and I always thought it’d be interesting to read. Might as well read it now.

4. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown – This was also another book that many people asked for while working as a bookseller. I’ve heard many good things about it. I think it’d be a great read.

Do you read non-fiction? Do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear them!