Top 5 Non-Fiction From the Blog So Far

Hi Folks!  If you’re wondering what to do with any money or vouchers you’ve had for Christmas, you could do a lot worse than treating yourself to some highly entertaining non-fiction – here’s a list of the top 5 non-fiction books from the blog so far:

With its’ headline-grabbing content, this is an easy number 1!  For my full review click here.

At a close 2nd, we have look inside the mind of a real-life sociopath! Click here for a full review.

3rd place takes us to a romance that took place in Auschwitz of all places! Click here for more info.

4th, we trek through Zak’s amazing real-life paranormal experiences!  Click here to find out more.

And at number 5, we have a delightful trip through fringe-science that will have you pondering long after you’ve closed the book!  Click here for the full review.

Judge by Free Sample?

You may have heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its cover”.  This is true – good artwork chosen by the publisher doesn’t make the author a wordsmith!

If you’re anything like me, you may have taken advantage of Amazon’s free sample service.  You can gauge the feel of a book before you pay anything towards the cost – and if you don’t like the free sample, there’s no obligation to buy.  You don’t even need a Kindle to do this – you can just use a Kindle app, which is available on all devices!

In fact, the only time I don’t take advantage of the free sample option is when the book is already on offer for 99p or £1.

Sometimes the first chapter or so of a book is a really good indicator of what a book will be like – think the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, or anything by Dan Brown.  Other times a free sample is not enough to go by – think the ever-popular Harry Potter series, or 50 Shades of Grey.

I also once read a book advertised as having the most gripping first chapter you’ve ever read.  The book did indeed live up to the statement but unfortunately was anti-climatic – Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler.

If in any doubt, download a free sample, but if the book doesn’t hit you straight away, then persevere if the book already has a good reputation.