Non-Fiction

8 Inspiring Books like When Breath Becomes Air

Searching for more books like When Breath Becomes Air? Paul Kalanithi was a dedicated surgeon; he devoted his life to medicine and in his final year of residency, when he began to experience frightening symptoms, he pushed them to the wayside, determined to continue on with his studies. Only a few weeks later, it became clear he couldn’t keep practising medicine, and he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. … Read More

8 Wholesome Books Like Tuesdays With Morrie

Looking for more wholesome and poignant books like Tuesdays with Morrie? Tuesdays with Morrie is, in some ways, Mitch Albom’s memoir, documenting the fourteen visits he made to his former sociology professor before he died in 1995. The book became something of a cult favourite, for the important lessons Morrie teaches Albom, and in turn, any of the book’s readers. Although it is an incredibly sad story, as you follow … Read More

8 Unbelievable Books Like Unbroken

Love non-fiction but looking for something that reads a bit more like fiction? Then look no further than this list of narrative non-fiction books like Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. Unbroken tells the unbelievable story of Louis Zamperini, a competitor in the 1936 Olympics who was forced to take his competitive nature off the track in the ultimate race of his life; survival. Zamperini … Read More

9 Familial Books Like The Glass Castle

We all think our families are crazy, dysfunctional and flawed but in the case of books like The Glass Castle, these descriptions barely scrape the surface. Jeanette Walls recounts events from her unconventional, nomadic childhood spent touring the mountains and desert towns of the American Southwest led by her eccentric and at times destructive parents in her memoir The Glass Castle. Walls and her siblings soon craved stability, but it … Read More

8 Hopeful Books Like The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In times of uncertainty, we latch onto anything which gives us a sense of hope that things will get better, this is why books like The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the others listed below are so popular. They depict stories of struggle, adversity and people coming out the other side of some very trying times which in turn gives the rest of us the inspiration and motivation we need to … Read More

9 Inspirational Books Like Educated

Nothing is more inspiring than reading about another person’s triumphant journey over adversity, beating the odds stacked against them in order to succeed and books like Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover, is an example of just that. Born into a Mormon fundamentalist family where the millennium, hospitals and the public school system were feared, among many other things, Westover describes her unconventional, isolated and at times violent upbringing. Fortunately, … Read More

10 Interesting Books Like Freakonomics

The best selling book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything written by Steven D.Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner was a revelation when it was written. It took economic concepts considered boring and dull by most people and made it accessible to millions of people by applying these ideas to interesting issues such as drug dealing, baby names and cheating partners. Ever since I first read this … Read More