The Pursuit of Knowledge: Non-Fiction Recommendations | Vol. 1

Welcome to my next genre recommendation series! Since I started blogging, I slowly got more and more into reading/ listening to nonfiction books. There is just something about reading and learning at the same time. I particularly love listening to the audiobook options of nonfiction books because then I can listen to them while I work or go on a walk.

For the first list of nonfiction recommendations, I’m going to focus on some of the first nonfiction books I’ve read (at least since seriously using goodreads).

The Books

These three probably were huge parts in me enjoying nonfiction .. because they each spoke to me. Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman was the no-nonsense, straight shooter brother to The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. Yes Please by Amy Poehler was a great supplement and just an enjoyable read of someone learning what the two others already knew. These three books create a great foundation of learning to be okay with being who you are and not giving a f*ck of what other people think (besides those you deem important, like family). Read my reviews here: Paddle Your Own Canoe, The Gifts of Imperfection, and Yes Please.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin was a surprise as I wasn’t expecting to learn a whole lot. But I did! Mostly I learned different ways to frame how I work and live and use that to make beneficial changes. And that it’s okay to always be a work in progress in some ways. The Story of More by Hope Jahren, I simply just loved. I’m a huge sustainable and environment person, so this book was really interesting. I also loved that it made me want more; to learn more about this issue and idea. American Like Me by America Ferrera, with guests, was a wonderful celebrity book that still found a way to teach me something, to sit up and listen. I think many should listen to book to remember that the US is made up of a wide variety of people and that’s what makes it so wonderful. Read my reviews here: Better than Before, The Story of More, and American like Me.


These six books I think are great nonfiction recommendations where you’ll learn something – either about yourself or the world around you!

What are some of your favorite or recommended nonfiction books? Let me know in a comment!

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