Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bookish Tuesday

What are five impactful non-fiction books you have read?

Father Fiction: Chapters for a Fatherless Generation 

Father Fiction: Chapters for a Fatherless Generation

 A great read for any young adult, Father Fiction thoughtfully discusses finances, relationships, and careers.

Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives

I read Margin during college. It permanently altered the way I viewed and prioritized time and rest.

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines)

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines)


A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning is a quick, inspirational read about the Great Books for those dedicated to a life-long pursuit of learning.

Fire

Fire

A series of essays by a journalist who was there, Fire transports readers out of their comfort-zone to scenes of chaos all over the globe.

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life


Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

Surprised by Joy is an autobiography and the story of Lewis' journey to God.

Your turn! Include your list in the comments or on your blog, linking back here. 

3 comments:

balanceandblueberries said...

I just finished Father Fiction. Two days ago. Agreed, great book.

Vanessa @ Foodie Virgin said...

I'm going to check out a few of these, they look good! I enjoy nonfiction, but the only ones that really stick out in my mind as having an impact on me are "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture" by Ariel Levy, "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again" by Norah Vincent, and "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite" by Dr. David Kessler. I highly recommend all three!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

I do enjoy nonfiction but cannot think of 5 that I loved off the top of my head. C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity", of course. I've read so many parenting books that those immediately pop into mind but also all run together.

You've piqued my interest in Margin and Father Fiction.