The pleasure of reading a great work of fiction is unmatched. There is a great joy in getting lost in the fantastic world created by the author. However, the benefits of non-fiction books can’t be ignored. A non-fiction book can be a memoir, an autobiography, a how-to book, or even a true-crime account. It brings us closer to the real world by putting facts and figures before us, and there is a lot that we can learn from the experience of other people.
In the last couple of years some unconventional non-fiction books like Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Sapiens, have caught the imagination of book lovers which has in turn benefitted the entire non-fiction genre, pushing the genre in the limelight.
So, which non-fiction books have really captivated readers and made them root for these books? Here are the top 3 Best Selling Non-Fiction Books of 2018 that have enchanted book lovers and casual readers alike:
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Although, this non-fiction by well-known astrophysicist and master communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson released in 2017, it continued to rule the roost in 2018 as well. This book has managed to enthrall both science-lovers and non-lovers equally. It answers all our basic questions about the universe, the stars and the planets in a very simple way. Additionally, it explains all the astrophysics concepts from the big bang to quantum mechanics clearly and concisely and in a most funny and witty way. Here is Neil deGrasse Tyson discussing the book.
“Educated” is a coming-of-age memoir by Tara Westover which describes her efforts to get education after remaining uneducated for first 17 years of her life. Born in Idaho to Mormon fundamentalist parents who refused to send their children to school, Wetsover describes her tough childhood, living an isolated life away from the mainstream society and her subsequent fight to educate herself. Westover’s determined efforts to learn and study helped her to get admitted to Brigham Young University and her quest for knowledge helped her to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
A Higher Loyalty
“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” by James Comey, is his account of his career as the former director of FBI and his troubled relationship with President Trump. Comey who was fired as Director of the FBI by Trump, describes behind-the-scenes details of Trump’s election campaign and the tumultuous event that led to his ascension as the President of the United Sates. Comey is unsparing in his criticism of Trump and the Trump administration and gives a full account of his fallout with Trump and his subsequent removal as the FBI chief.