If you’re an avid reader, and sci-fi stories get you excited, then this list is just what you’ve been wishing for. I guess there are plenty of word and ways of describing a book, even if it’s a good one; however, until you actually experience it for yourself, everything is in vain. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 non-fiction books out there. Got you fooled, didn’t I? Hey, I thought you’d welcome a bit of change in your book collection.
1. How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff
This is a mind opening look at how statistics can be manipulated to dazzle and deceive you. Basically, it’s all about modern marketing.
2. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Take a look at neurological diseases and how one man could mistake his wife for a hat and not even realize it. Odd, but probably useful.
3. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Learn about a rare and lethal disease that can start in Africa one afternoon and land in Washington DC the next. Let’s hope not!
4. Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
A book that debates the question of consciousness and the possibility of artificial intelligence. I guess we’re all done debating.
5. Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
The tale of the only known person to be born inside a North Korean prison camp and escape. Now, that’s a tough one.
6. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
One in every one hundred people is a psychopath. They are everywhere, and they can be manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. That is scary!
7. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Find out what makes high achievers so different. Better yet, follow in their footsteps.
8. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
The author learns the truth about trying to survive as a low-income American. That’s a challenge!
9. Stiff by Mary Roach
A compelling and hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. Odd, right?
10. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
A book that studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to parenting and sports, and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.