Book Series Guest Post: Non-fiction

Monday, March 4, 2013

My friend Catherine from The Willenbrechts shares with us why she loves non-fiction and even gives us a great recommendation. Thanks Catherine!

By Catherine

If you're looking for my husband, you can usually find him eyes down, enthralled in a fiction book. Every time he opens to a fresh page, he is off on a new and exciting adventure. He and many others like him have tried their mightiest to convert me to being a reader, and for some reason it just does not stick. I take that back, it has stuck with a select group of books, including my most recent read, " The Best Advice I Ever Got" by Katie Couric. I have always enjoyed biographies, non-fiction, real stories about real people. This is the perfect choice. It not only delves into personal experiences that the author has, but hundreds of people she knows.

The book includes excerpt after excerpt of personal revelations, words of wisdom and advice that Katie has gathered from people she knows and has interviewed throughout her career. For the length of their sermon, the curtains are peeled back and the reader gets a glimpse into other peoples lives. Their struggles, triumphs, joys, heartache, love, success. The best part about each one is, the reader can relate. Every reader has their own adventure they want to take when they open up a new book. As my husband prefers skipping off into another land with gnomes and dragons, I prefer taking a step into the lives of others and learning from their legacy.

I would highly recommend this book to any and all readers. It can be read like a novel, or broken up into one story per night.


Do you have any non-fiction favorites?


  1. This sounds like one I could get into! Here's one that your readers may enjoy- Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (Queen Noor). Pretty interesting how an American girl became a queen.

  2. Thanks for letting me guest post:) It was fun!


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