Welcome to #TopFiveTuesday here on Always Trust In Books. I am focusing on re-reads at the moment as I have been dying to get back to some great previous reads for both fiction and NF. This post is my non-fiction re-reads list for this year and there are some fantastic reads on here that I am sure you will all enjoy. I haven’t read nearly enough NF in 2018 but I still have Non-Fiction November to catch-up on the books so keep an eye out for that. Check out the list, tell me if you have read any of these books and if you want to pick them back up too.
Top Five Tuesday – Non-Fiction Re-Reads
1 – A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston
I have been a fan of Bryan Cranston ever since Malcolm In The Middle. He played such a great, down-to-earth father and I kind of always wished my dad was more like him. A Life In Parts is everything you would expect from the actor capable of making Walter White one of the biggest TV characters of all time. There are many fantastic moments to be had with Bryan as he walks us through his life in a series of part time jobs, acting parts and hectic auditions. I laughed so much and actually felt better for learning more about this incredible man.
2 – The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
It is no secret how much I adore Etymology and Mark Forsyth is the go-to chap for anything word orientated. There is so much to learn about the history of the English language and Forsyth tells us in both an informative and utterly hilarious fashion. I was writing words down left and right to add to my vocabulary and I could easily read The Horologicon over and over to gain the knowledge that Mark Forsyth has spent his life collecting.
3 – The Disappearing Spoon…and other true tales from the Periodic Table by Sam Kean
Science has always fascinated me, Sam Kean just put that enjoyment into overdrive. Sam has three NF books and they are all brilliant. I have chosen The Disappearing Spoon because it made me obsessed with learning more about the elements. As Kean takes through all of the discoveries, sacrifices and tragedies that happened to bring us a periodic table, I learned so much about the dedication of scientists to reveal the secrets of our world.
4 – What If? by Randall Munroe
I think I have mentioned before that this is undoubtedly my favourite NF read of all time. If not then it most definitely is! Hypothetical thought is brilliant on its own, but Randall Monroe takes it to another level by actually trying to show us the scientific truth behind some of the most ambitious (and unsettling) questions. What would happen if the population of earth jumped all at the same time in the same place? If humanity blinked out of existence, what would be the last light to go out? These are the sort of questions Munroe approaches with sincerity, wit and scientific basis.
5 – From Here To Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
Death is one of the main experiences of life yet our western culture seems to be keeping it at arms length. Caitlin Doughty has travelled the world to research different cultures approach to saying goodbye to their loved ones. From Japan and their cremations to funeral pyres in America. Doughty is fascinated and sorrowful that modern culture doesn’t involve themselves in mourning their losses as deeply as other communities around the world. From Here To Eternity is an open letter to the western world to be more open to grief and saying a proper goodbye to those they have lost.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my top five non-fiction re-reads. I have got plenty of top five posts to share with everyone and dish out the book love. That is what this blog is all about, loving to read. If you have any books you have been contemplating re-reading then I would love to know. I hope you enjoyed this post and possibly picked up another book to add/return to your TBR.