"Nonfiction" refers to literature based in fact. It is the broadest category of literature and categories include biography, business, cooking, health and fitness, pets, crafts, home decorating, languages, travel,religion, art and music, history, self-help, home improvement, true crime, and science.
There is something about a non-fictional book that challenges people to change. Everyone should read these 10 non fictional books in our opinion..
1) Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu - Considered as one of the most translated works in world literature, this Chinese classic text dates back to the late 4th century BC and has been an inspiration to humanity for centuries especially across East Asia
2) The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud - There are several books explaining what dreams mean, but perhaps the most celebrated is this one written by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who vies dreams as a form of “wish-fulfillment” and “The Royal Road to the Unconscious”.
3) The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama - This philosophical book aims to help men understand that happiness is rooted more on the person’s state of mind rather than his environment. The systematic training of the heart and mind is explained and all other reflections by the Dalai Lama is beautifully written in this inspirational work.
4) The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - Hiding in a sealed off annex during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands was not what Anne Frank initially cared about because she thought she had a whole life ahead of her. In this coming of age autobiography based on the diary that she kept, the life and passions of a teenage girl are beautifully unraveled through her own words.
5) The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi - Gandhi's autobiography will surely help you get to know more about his teachings and his quest in leading India to independence through non violent civil disobedience.
6) The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck - The Road Less Traveled centers on the role of discipline as the main ingredient for a holistic disposition which he describes as “the means of spiritual evolution”.
7) Night by Elie Wiesel - Elie Wiesel’s Night illustrated harrowing events via his experiences with his father in a Nazi German concentration camp in 1944 to 1945.
8) Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane - This autobiography is about Mark Mathabane’s life under the apartheid system in South Africa where he was born.
9) Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer - This shocking investigative book takes into account a gruesome murder of a mother and her baby; and it’s connection to a religion that has been subjected to criticism due to some beliefs which transcends the norms of the society.
10) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson - Richard Carlson was a psychotherapist and ran a stress management center when he wrote this inspirational book and the rest of his works. This best seller aims to uncover the secrets of still being effective despite the stresses of everyday living.