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:

 

Memoir

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

History

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

Philosophy

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

Evangelical

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.”

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Source: Amazon

Cook Books

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

Humor

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

Children’s

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.”

Source: Amazon
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How-to

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.”

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Source: Amazon

Self Help

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

Business

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.”

Source: Amazon
Source: Amazon

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.

YouTube Channel: Brittany Reads

 

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h/t Huffington Post