In my last article, I told you about some of the fiction titles in IndieReader’s Best Reviewed Books of 2016. This time I’m looking at IndieReader‘s non-fiction list. You may be in the mood for history or humor; perhaps some self-help and healthy eating. Here is one book from each genre:
My Million-Dollar Donkey by Ginny East is about what happens when the author trades a million-dollar business for the simple life. Let’s just say, the outcome is not at all what she expects.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “An atypical yet inspiring story of new beginnings… will keep readers amused till the very end.”
Columbus—The Untold Story by Manuel Rosa. Is what we all learned at school the truth or a lie?
IndieReader’s Verdict: “Solving a 500-year-old medieval conspiracy… nothing less than eye opening.”
Truth Evolves by Dustin Arand explores two very important questions, “What can we know?” and “How can we live?”
IndieReader’s Verdict: “Opens a new pathway for thinking about what we know and how that can affect what we do.”
Religion And Spirituality
Sightseeing In The Undiscovered Country Tales Retold By A Psychic Bystander by Louisa Oakley Green is a fascinating collection of paranormal events as recounted by everyday people.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “Offers alluring hints that supernatural dreams, premonitions, and visions might be real, and could affect our lives.”
The Evangelical Experience by Anthony Coleman gives an insight into Evangelical Christianity by one who has been on the inside of the movement.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “A thoughtful, sympathetic yet objective look at a major movement in American religion and culture.”
Cook Your Way To Love & Harmony by Agus Ekanurdi and Frida Antony is both a cookbook and a memoir about the healing properties of home cooking.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “Combines a nuanced appreciation of the delicate nature of familial relationships with an upbeat epicurean sensibility, creating a fast, easy, and fun read.”
Selfie-Facing by John Branning is the author’s unique spin on a world of sound bites and overused quips.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “A laugh-out-loud series of observational essays that are thought provoking and best savored in small bites for maximum digestion.”
If It Does Not Grow Say No by Kerry Alison Wekelo is an activity book for kids that teaches a holistic approach to healthy eating.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “A wonderful way for children to learn about healthy choices in food.”
The Writer’s Process by Anne H. Janzer shows the ‘write’ way around creative roadblocks.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “Full of science-backed suggestions for solving nearly any writing problem… a worthy addition to the collections of aspiring and experienced writers alike.”
The More You Do The Better You Feel – How To Overcome Procrastination And Live A Happier Life by David Parker; it’s all there in the title: positive action and joy can help overcome inertia and depression.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “A step-by-step self-help technique that can benefit those who are struggling with the problem.”
Death By HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples Organizations by Jeb Kinnison is an exhaustive examination of regulations and their negative effect on employment practices.
IndieReader’s Verdict: “This politically incorrect study does a great job using facts and figures to reinforce the author’s thesis, or at least to plant seeds of doubt among HR devotees.”
So, as the cliché goes, something for everyone is on this list. If you’d like some more suggestions for great non-fiction reads, check out Brittany’s choices in the vid below.
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h/t Huffington Post