Leaning into Non Fiction Reads

Lately I find myself leaning into more non fiction reads and I have been loving it. As a fantasy lover, lengthy fiction novels is a usual reading staple for me. Recently though something has changed. I find myself reaching more for books that offer informative discussions and statistical based presentations on interesting topics. I have no clue what has changed recently in me to lead me down this non fiction path, but as a mood reader I have decided to fully embrace it!

A note on mood reading: I strongly believe in reading for enjoyment. I love reading… mostly because I genuinely want to read whatever it is that I have picked up. I can’t stand the idea of being forced to read something that I am not interested in. Hence, reading for pleasure and picking up whatever strikes my fancy is the general principal that guides my book selection.

With that being said, my selections over the past few weeks have surprised even me! I’ve leaned away from my typical fantasy reads and picked up some fabulous non fiction titles. With a focus on wellness and self-improvement, I seem to be gravitating towards books that will enhance my life and keep me healthy both physically and mentally.

Here are some of the non fiction books that I have read recently or will be reading soon!

“Let’s Talk” by Therese Huston

I am loving this one so far! It is all about feedback and how people can give more constructive feedback to others in order to lift people up and empower coworkers!

“The Book of Moods” by Lauren Martin”

Yes, yes, yes! This one is exactly what I needed to read, especially during this COVID crisis! Read this one to learn about triggers, what causes them and what is REALLY underneath those dangerous moods that we all have!

“Finding Freedom” by Erin French

This memoir was 5/5 stars and completely fabulous! This superstar chef has certainly faced adversity and come out on the other side! With a show on the Magnolia Network debuting soon, this is a book you won’t want to miss!

“My Everything” by Einat Nathan

This book is all about parenting: the good, the bad, the ugly and how we can do better! I loved this gentle approach and how the book provided concrete examples of common opportunities for improvement!

“Finding Latinx” by Paola Ramos

This one hit close to home for me as a Miami local. The Latinx culture is the heartbeat of our city. This book highlighted the diversity within the Latinx culture but also showed how much farther there is to go to lift up this group of traditionally marginalized people.

“One Life” by Megan Rapinoe

Looking for a spunky and entertaining memoir? Look no further! Soccer star and activist Rapinoe details her soccer experiences in this memoir as well as discussing key cultural topics such as the BLM movement, the USWNT Salary lawsuit and other controversial topics that have dominated the headlines within the last few years.

In hindsight, I should have noticed that all of these Non Fiction reads were starting to pile up and dominate my reading log. When I did finally take stock of what I’d been reading and I reflected, I realized that these books have touched my heart. Non Fiction has become a genre that I love to read! I look forward to adding many more non fiction books to my “To Be Read” list!

Happy Reading!

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