I’ve been a fiction fanatic for most of my life except for the odd biography or two. But lately I have been reading a ton of nonfiction books—far more nonfiction than novels. I think part of that has to do with time. When I was writing nonfiction articles, I was able to just get up and leave them if I were interrupted… I could never do that with fiction as it would totally throw me off. When I read novels I like to have hours of uninterrupted time. With nonfiction I can go do other things and then return without skipping a beat. With my life so pressed for time, nonfiction seems like a logical choice.
My obsession with nonfiction started last summer when I read Nicholas Kristof’s book, Half the Sky. It was the first book I bought and read on my Kindle. (If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. It’s fantastic.)
From there I moved on to books that will help me grow my platform and business. First was Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. I really needed to organize my time better so I can live a more balanced life. He has some great ideas that have improved my time management skills considerably. I am also reading Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. That book has given me some excellent insight on platform building and it really made me think of how I want to brand myself.
Another book I just bought that’s making me take frantic notes is Molly Greene’s book on blogging called Blog It! The advice Greene lays out is simple, direct and easy to follow.
I am also reading two historical nonfiction books for research for two very different upcoming books. I would tell you what they are called, only then I would have to kill you…
Do you read nonfiction books? What kinds?
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