7 Non Fiction Favorites

Among other challenges this month, I am participating in Non Fiction November, where I try to read more books that are based on fact and teach rather than just entertain. So far, I’ve been reading The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve and exploring some of Stephen Greenblatt’s arguments that challenge the biblical account of creation, specifically as it relates our first parents.

I’ve also been delving into some science explanations with Randall Munroe’s What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

But in the video below, I also share a few Non Fiction recommendations – 7 books from my shelves that have become my favorites  and that I reread frequently.


  1. A book about minimalism called The More of Less (discussed here) in which Joshua Becker tries to prove that less is more when it comes to possessions.
  2. In A Woman’s Worth, Marianne Williamson explains how being children of God makes us Goddesses and cautions against settling for less than we are worth.
  3. Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success is about finding your gift (everyone has one) and using it to transform your life and the lives of those around you.
  4. With The Math Gene, Keith Devlin says that we all have an innate ability to recognize and make patterns and tapping into that helps develop mathematical ability.
  5. Spinster by Kate Bolick (reviewed here) where an unmarried 40-something year old woman defends her choices and explains why not saying I Do isn’t necessarily a Don’t
  6. Levitt & Dubner’s Freakonomics challenges what we often think of as conventional wisdom, using statistics to prove or disprove popular theories like the one that says drug dealers make a lot of money.
  7. The Art of People is Dave Kerpen’s take on what is just good common sense about how to live better with people – treat them the way you want to be treated – but he goes into detail about how to improve your interactions if you want to improve your relationships (reviewed here)

If you liked the video, please subscribe to my channel so you’ll know when I post another one. I have a couple other videos like this one to chat about one of my favorite Non Fiction writers, Malcolm Gladwell, as well as a few other favorites from my shelves.


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Loved your video! Your recommendation of The More of Less comes at just the right time as our kids are growing up and moving out of the house. We have way more stuff than we need and paring things down is one of our goals. Happy reading!


  2. Kay says:

    As you know Im a huge fan of non-fiction so Ill for sure check these out! Really liked the vid. Ill rewatch when Im home later today.

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