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Non-Fiction

Bringing Together the Best Non Fiction Books To Read

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  1. Ransacking Paris

    What does it mean to fulfil a dream long after it seems possible? When Patti Miller arrives to write in Paris for a year, the world glows 'as if the light that comes after the sun has set hadspilled gold on everything'.

    But wasn't that just ... More about this book
  2. Only in Naples

    A spellbinding journey into the heart of Neapolitan life.

    Arriving in Naples as a naive young intern at the American Consulate, Katherine is set up on a blind date - at least that's what she's expecting. Instead, Salvatore brings her h... More about this book
  3. The Art of Free Travel

    Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip. But theirs was a road trip with a difference.

    With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) an... More about this book
  4. Street of Eternal Happiness

    A timely and engaging look at the new China told through the stories of its ordinary people.

    Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Ro... More about this book
  5. No Baggage

    One Dress, Three Weeks, Eight CountriesZero Baggage

    Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energ... More about this book

  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K

    How to stop spending time you don't have with people you don't like doing things you don't want to do.

    A brilliant, hilarious homage to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, showing how to shed your mental clutter for good.

    Ai... More about this book
  7. 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

    Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy.

    When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral... More about this book
  8. Big Magic

    Named a Hot Fall Read by "USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, ""O Magazine," the"Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, "and the" San Antonio Express-News" "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to... More about this book
  9. The Art of Meditation

    An elegant and inspiring short guide to the art of meditation: another instant classic from the bestselling author of Happiness.

    Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is,... More about this book
  10. Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son

    Making time to talk with your son is one thing; knowing what to talk about is another.

    Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son. But too often they put them off - or don't have t... More about this book

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