Top Ten Book Recommendations for Nonfiction Readers

Today I’m linking up with The Broke and Bookish for a Top Ten Tuesday post. The prompt for today was “Ten books we’d recommend to ________,” and I choose ten books I’d recommend to someone who wanted to read nonfiction. Even if you’ve never enjoyed nonfiction before, these books would be a great place for you to get your feet wet.

I came up with a variety of my four and five star reads, trying to stay away from books I’ve talked about recently. These books seriously contain fantastic stories, information, writing, and ideas. I’ll give a little blurb about each book below. I highly recommend all these books and have even bought extra copies of some of them to give away.

  1. Whatever the Cost
    Written by identical twin brothers, this book is brimming with wit, laughter, and solid information.
  2. Life Creative
    So, so beautiful. The book itself, the writing, the ideas that are shared. Living a balanced life while being a creative person is possible.
  3. 20 Things We’d Tell our Twenty-Something Selves 
    Told by a husband/wife team, the writing is honest, clear, and helpful. (What twenty-something person doesn’t need advice and honesty?)
  4. Every Body Matters 
    This one dives right into the heart of the matter that most people in the church today avoid.
  5. Screens and Teens
    Yes, yes, and yes. How to have a healthy balance in today’s age of screens all over the place.
  6. Knowing God By Name
    This book goes through various names of God, exploring what they really mean and who God really is.
  7. Dangerous Love 
    Getting shot by terrorists? Yep. Finding forgiveness? Yep. There’s a bit of an info dump near the beginning of the book, but when you get past that the story is riveting.
  8. God’s Smuggler 
    Smuggling. For God. Say, what??? Yeah – it’s a mouth-dropping (and sometimes laughable) true account of the life of a man from Holland.
  9. Forensic Faith 
    Picture this: A real-life detective sets out to prove that God couldn’t exist, and instead becomes a passionate Christian. Here’s how that happened.
  10. Control Girl
    Nothing like wanting to take control of a situation (or should I say every situation). But that’s dangerous. Here’s a good look at just how dangerous that can be.

Have you read any of these books? Which looks most interesting to you?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Recommendations for Nonfiction Readers

    • Lydia Howe says:

      That’s a good balance to have – I probably average out about the same, although sometimes I do it every two fiction reads. And wow, that sounds like a sad book to read! Thanks for stopping by!


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Although I generally enjoy fiction better, nonfiction generally gets higher ratings from me. 🙂 I’m glad I could talk about a book that you’re interested in looking into. Thanks for stopping by!


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Broadening reading horizons is great! I hope that if you try out any of these books that you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Bekah says:

    Several of these books look really good. “God’s Smuggler” is already on my TBR list. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: I have actually heard the Benham brothers speak at a conference my family attended. I purchased their book and was blessed to be able to have it signed. I really liked the book. There was definitely a lot of wisdom in it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      That’s so cool that you’ve heard the Benham brothers speak! I actually have, too, which is where I bought my book as well. (And mine is signed, too!) That’s neat that we have similar stories to go with the book!


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