If you are an up-and-coming author or an avid reader that is looking to broaden their horizons, you are guaranteed to find our article helpful. Did you know that only 6 out of 100 eBooks on Amazon belong to the non-fiction category and only 36 out of 100 belong to printed books? If you’re even slightly awestruck by that information, you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that this article explores every book genre but the fiction.
Biographies & Memoirs
Memoirs tell a person’s story from that person’s perspective, while biographies include 30 to 70 percent of the researched and documented material about a certain person that the author put into a book. People have always been interested in other people’s lives and wanted to see what differences and what similarities we share with someone, especially in cases of famous characters throughout history or modern-day celebrities. Even those modern-day celebrities enjoy reading a good biography or memoirs of a historical figure as it inspires them and makes them strive to achieve more.
Books about self-help are a great topic for anyone looking to improve the quality of their life. Most of them focus on different aspects of the human mind and human behavior, explaining that the two can be controlled by investing enough effort. They claim that they can help you raise self-awareness and do so much in a more efficient way than conventional therapies. In modern times, the number of self-help books has significantly increased. Even some celebrities, like Oprah Winfrey, Cher and Jennifer Love Hewitt, published their self-help books. Don’t be surprised if you also find them under the self-improvement section, as self-help books shifted from a niche category to a postmodern phenomenon.
Religion & Spirituality
The difference between spirituality and religion is that religion connects spiritual matters to a specific deity, while spirituality is not affiliated to any of them and focuses on the interior life of the individual themselves. “Spiritual but not religious” is a popular term coined to differentiate between the two states of mind. If you are a fan of meditating and learning about your inner-self, there is a good chance that you have already read a book or two about spirituality. The books about religion explore religions that have shaped humankind from various standpoints and views.
Politics & Social Sciences
When you think of books about politics and social studies, it may appear that you are about to read a study assignment. However, when you don’t feel obliged to, the politics and social sciences material is one of the most intriguing reads you can find. At the same time, the books about social sciences are one of the best ways for readers to educate themselves. The books about social sciences are separated in a vast number of sub-branches, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, psychology, sociology and many, many more.
Cooking, Food & Wine
This category is self-explanatory. The books about cooking, food, and wine are designed to appeal to virtually anyone. Be it that you’re a gourmet, a chef, a stay-at-home mom or you merely enjoy the topic — you are guaranteed to find multiple books in this category that are to your liking.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul,” said Cicero. Hopefully, our article helped you enrich your collection. Regardless of what you decide to read next, you will not be making a mistake.