There’s something about non-fiction books which attracts some and others find them boring. But, here are some of my most favourite non-fiction books, which I highly recommend each one of you to give a read. I’m sure you’ll pick them again and again.
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
This book is an inspirational real-life story of Professor Morrie Schwartz albeit carrying a life-altering message for all. We know that wisdom grows with the age. Moreover, the development of wisdom also starts to accelerate when mortality is clear. This book has many themes like loss, physical affection, greed, compassion, and modesty. The book is truly beautiful and is a heart-warming piece of art. One of the most beautiful and thought-provoking books, I have read. It condenses all the key messages of life. Precisely, this book has something for everyone to learn. A must read.
Have A Little Faith – Mitch Albom
Have a Little Faith is an outstanding story about a Rabbi, who is a Christian Minister. Rabbi is a man of very little faith. The book takes the reader on an incredible journey and leaves them with a beautiful message in the end. Mitch Albom’s simple storytelling can touch the reader’s soul. This book is about faith and also about believing in something that is actually bigger than you and yourself. It’ll make you rethink and retrospect about all your future acts, decisions and what life is really all about. It surely gave me a lesson.
The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture quite literally, is about a professor with a terminal illness. Taken from a speech that he wanted to impart to his students, family, friends, everyone as he came to grips with his condition. Randy Pausch had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and only had some months to live. This is an emotionally charged and moreover a spiritually powerful story. The author is trying to explore the territory that we all face, but he was hanging at the edge of his existence when he put up all of this together. Randy, with this perspective in mind, shares with the readers what is most important. Moreover, the book can speak for itself.
Manuscript Found in Accra – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho takes you on a spiritual and philosophical voyage. He takes his readers deep down into the unfathomable depth of his wisdom and also guides them to collect the lost pearls of human virtue. This book has 20 powerful and spiritual lessons ranging over topics from beauty, to elegance, to luck, to loyalty, to enemies, to defeat and also towards forgiveness and anxiety. Paulo Coelho’s wording serves as the guiding light. Sometimes, all of us have times in our lives where the questions seem to outweigh all of our answers that we seek. It’s a quick read, but it’s loaded with lots of life-affirming and life-altering advice.
Who Will Cry When You Die – Robin Sharma
This book offers to its readers, beautiful pieces of advice if taken seriously can actually make a huge impact on a personal level. It can create good habits and values that can lead one to their success. It is a beautifully written, also quick and easy to read or follow. After reading this book you will receive strength, embrace positivity and be self-disciplined. There are 101 lessons/solutions to have a more happy and fulfilling life. This is a great book if you want lots of motivation.
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
Thank you, Elizabeth Gilbert, for writing this much-needed book on creativity. It was practical, helpful, comforting and inspiring. Whether you’re a writer, a painter, a quilter, a pottery-maker, a dancer, a singer, a circus artist, or anything else that could be considered even remotely creative, you need to pick up this book. You need to read it carefully, slowly, fully, and let it seep into your core. Trust the words. Trust the Magic. If you’re someone who is hesitating writing a story idea and you need a nudge, this will definitely provide that boost of confidence. Or if you just want to head in the game, I think it’s good to make sure you’re in touch with your creativity and humility.
The subtle art of not giving a F*CK – Mark Manson
This book grows on you as you read it. An amazing write up along with sufficient illustrations. Since it’s counterintuitive and very practically thought of, this book surely influences one’s day to day thinking and reorients one’s mind to let one start living life to the fullest. This book is really good when it comes to examining the various common aspects of life. This is a self-development book like no other, and I’d say for now, that it’s a must-read.
On Writing – Stephen King
All of you who want to be a writer or are fascinated by the world of writing, I absolutely recommend this gem. When it comes to writing, King offers advice in a comprehensive manner; he is concise and straightforward in his presentation of the fundamental approaches to writing that have shaped him as an author.