10 Well-received Non-fiction Books to Make Your Bookshelf Worthier

Author: Sherry Helms

Enlisted below 10 nonfiction books that we’ve found amazing and resourceful, and thus must-read for our valuable readers. Since it was hard enough to fish out only 10 titles from the vast ocean of non-fiction books written ever, our editorial team limited itself to the books that subtly epitomize our social and moral values. Our team has selected these books after a careful review of the best non-fiction lists published online by different sources as well as on the base of how-well received the book is.

We do not claim that this list is authoritative and comprehensive, but yes, the books it has are thought-provoking and worth-reading that will make you think the most, and that we believe every book-lovers should add to their bookshelves.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living – From the Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace H. H. the Dalai Lama, this book brings to general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, and work to show us how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. This highly inspirational book crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help readers with the difficulties common to all human beings.

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – This book is a new edition of the globally acclaimed book The World Is Flat, a Thomas L. Friedman‘s account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never. In this new edition Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, he also includes two new chapters in this book on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – In this book, the author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-oriented approach for solving personal and professional problems. He points out seven life-transforming habits that boast fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity and that may lead one to become a highly effective people. This book can be an indispensable reading for anyone who wants to concentrate on the important things and become more effective in work and in life.

Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the WorldEric Schlosser has visited the state of the art labs where scientists recreate the flavors and smells of everything from cooked chicken to fresh strawberries in the test tube and he has spoken to workers at meat packing plants with some of the worst safety records in the world. He explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, “Fast Food Nation” reveals the full price of our appetite for instant gratification.

Silent Spring – This book of Rachel Carson had launched an environmental movement in American at its very first publication in 1962. Drawing on a scientific angle, Ms Carson was able to showcase the dangers of careless pesticide use for human and ecological health of the Earth. Centered at the effects of insecticides and pesticides on songbird populations throughout the United States, whose declining numbers yielded the silence which the book title is based on, this book is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - In this informative and resourceful book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California’s Gold Medal, this book is a major advance in our understanding of human societies, chronicling the way that the modern world came to be, and stunningly dismantling  the racial theories of human history.

A Brief History of Time – A landmark volume in science written by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, this book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Mr. Hawking explains about the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time” of the big bang in a language that we all can understand.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – A must-read for everyone, this is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. This is an exhilarating debut by Dave Eggers that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive that has a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

Fingerprints of the Gods – The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal, Graham Hancock, reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory, disclosing a number of mysteries regarding Humanity and Civilization.

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media – In this path breaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. This book is a shocking revelation about the present media and it’s so called responsibilities.

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