Three Great Non-Fiction Books I've Read This Year

Today I’m sharing Three Great Non-Fiction Books I've Read This Year and Three Books In My "To Read" Pile.

Reading is such a great way to switch off. I've found recently that I can spend a day curled up on the sofa reading a book and doing not much else (apart from drinking endless cups of tea - always decaf so I don't kill that chill mood) and I will feel absolutely zero guilt. Do the same with a TV series or something and there is a tiny bit of guilt that creeps in. I'm not sure why - I've been really working on my "switching off" over the last year or so. I know how important it is. I changed my routine last year to include some protected reading time, so I get to read every single day. I always said I didn't have the time, all I had to do was make the time. 

I decided this year I wanted to read at least one non-fiction book a month, and so far I've been doing a great job of that. I have a prompt in my planner that I see every day that says "don't forget to read your non-fiction book". There are some that I've devoured in just a couple days and some that I pick up occasionally and flick through, picking out what I fancy at the time. 

Why non-fiction? I love learning. I love getting to hear other people's points of view. I love exploring through the eyes of someone else. I am still reading fiction alongside - but the non-fiction has a different purpose for me. 

I've got a massive stack of books that are waiting to be read, so I've decided to include another three non-fiction books that are on my "to read" list. 

Here are three non-fiction books I've read recently.

  1. The Clever Guts Diet by Michael Mosley
    Not a typical diet book as you'd expect - it's not filled with lists of things to eat in order to lose weight. It's all about the gut biome. After years and years with stomach issues, paying more attention to my gut biome has helped me in an amazing way. I feel so much better, much less irritable, much less cramped and there are things I can eat comfortably now that I couldn't for ages. If you're interested in nutrition and feeding the good bacteria in your gut, this is an interesting introduction. It's also got some recipes in the back and some of them are great - the Creamy Cashew Mushrooms for instance? Oh man. 
  2. Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
    Want to wake up early and just need an extra push? If you know anything about my routine, you know that a lot of it is mentioned in this book. As much as I did find the book after I found the routine, it was great reading about reasons to keep it up, and other ways of doing things in the morning.  
  3. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
    This is the aforementioned, "pick up and flick through". I've been working on this for a while now and I love it. It is packed to the brim with interesting information on health, wealth and wisdom. Divided into convenient sections and with a great line up of interviewees. I first discovered Tim Ferriss when looking for productivity podcasts and I'm hooked. 

THREE BOOKS IN MY “TO READ” PILE:

  1. Free Country by George Mahood
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  3. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

I like to buy books from independent bookshops and charity shops where possible. If you’re looking to buy books online both indiebound.org and hive.co.uk are great options otherwise just hit the streets in search of your local book shop.

What are three books you have read and enjoyed recently?

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