Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Nonfiction Books I’ve Enjoyed

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January 9, 2020 by TinyNavajo

Hi guys! Today is Thursday and we are almost to the weekend! I know I say this every time I write a Thursday Three but this is one of the first ones I’m looking forward to as it’s the first full week back to work and I can get my schedule back on track from the holidays. I love holidays, but they can really REALLY mess up my schedule.

Anyway, today’s Thursday Three is going to be about three nonfiction books that I have actually enjoyed and that I might turn to again for reading. I don’t normally read nonfiction, it’s not my favourite genre to read. Granted, there are some interesting books to read in nonfiction, but you won’t normally find me reading them. But, these are three that have caught my interest and I quite enjoyed reading.

  1. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell. There is just something that seems to genuine and homely about getting to read the everyday doings of a bookseller and his secondhand bookshop. I have a feeling that reading something like this may turn people away from the idea of owning a secondhand bookstore, but if anything, this has further encouraged my (possibly) disastrous idea of opening and owning one.
  2. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport. I know for a fact that I have way too much noise in my life. It’s hard for me to concentrate or really do anything nowadays without there being something else there in the background to make me feel more comfortable. I am also an introvert, so having a lot of digital distraction while I’m recharging my social batteries probably doesn’t help me as much as I would like it to. This will most likely be a book I have to come back to in order to get some more out of it.
  3. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls edited by Hope Nicholson. This is an anthology of stories told in graphic novel format of the loves geek girls have for science-fiction, video games, comics, and to other things in their life that they just love and don’t want to live without. It was a good book for me to chance upon, because I believe it’s good to give girls “permission” (not that we need it) to love all of these geeky things and to love them loudly and proudly. If I ever have a daughter of my own, this may need to be one that I give her to read as she grows up.

Of these three books, I can say that they have pushed me to be better in some small ways in my life. Whether it is seeking out more quiet time in order to get my head in order to giving me a glimpse into my possible dream someday, to learning that I can love what I love as much as the next person because it is MY love. And I think this is something that I will be opening myself up to this year, is reading more nonfiction, if just so I can broaden my own horizons of what is out there in the world.

What are some of your favourite nonfiction books? What about them keeps pulling you back in to reading them? Comment below and let me know!

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