Friday Finds

Friday Finds: Great Non-fiction reads plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers. We all want books recommendations and search out reviews to find our next read. This week, I’ve turned my attention to non-fiction. I’ve found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you as part of this Friday Finds post.

If you don’t know what these posts are all about, I explain it all in my Friday Finds page here.

I like being part of the weekly Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. So I’m doing it again today. Read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this post.

So, here are a few recommendations and book reviews for some great non-fiction titles that my fellow book bloggers have written. (In no particular order.)

Unfold Your Soul by Thea Woods recommended by Amy’s Bookshelf

Amy Buckle is a fellow British book blogger and, like most of us, has been an avid reader for a very long time. 😉 I love her scoring system out of ten and the way she writes her reviews. She uses her blog as a way to express her opinions about the novels she reads; ranging from old classics to contemporary works of fiction to non-fiction. She also writes posts about book related topics too. Amy really enjoyed this inspiring memoir, saying: “This memoir was memorable and impactful and if you’ve read, or been intrigued by, other prescriptive memoirs such as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, I strongly suggest you read this too. As I said, the experiences Woods has had in her life are not necessarily in parallel with my own, but what I admire is the choices she made because of them, and how she let that influence her and her actions for the rest of her life.

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book’d out reviews Southern Cross Crime by Craig Sisterson

Shelleyrae is another fellow book-a-holic, but unlike me, you’ll find great reviews for books covering many different genres from this Aussie book blogger.  She also champions Aussie authors and showcases their books as part of her reviews, cover reveals, blog tours and reading challenges. She’s a wonderful blogger and I love reading her posts. Shellyrae really enjoyed reading this compendium of antipodean crime fiction rating it 5 stars, saying saying: “I’ve been pleased to witness the growing popularity of Australian & New Zealand crime fiction over the last few years, and I’m thrilled that Craig Sisterson has taken the initiative to develop this essential guide which will further promote the genre both within our two countries, and on the international stage. Southern Cross Crime is a valuable and Illuminative resource for crime fiction fans everywhere.”

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The Science Of The Deal: The DNA Of Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate Investing by Shravan Parsi reviewed by Literary Titan

book cover for The Science Of The Deal: The DNA Of Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate Investing by Shravan Parsi

If you don’t know, Literary Titan are a group of discerning reviewers that seem to find independent published works in every genre. They regularly post review and author interviews and have over 4,000 followers for their blog alone! You’re bound to find something that catches your eye. This reviewer really liked this business book rating it 5 stars, saying: “Shravan Parsi expertly helps people interested in commercial real estate investing in his enlightening book, but he also includes elements of wisdom he has been taught by the people around him and what he has curated himself. This is a wonderful self-reflective, educational book. In terms of multi-family housing investing, I think that there is no other book better than this one.

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow recommended by Blue Mood Cafe

book cover for audiobook Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Jonetta is a wonderful blogger, loves reading and is fairly eclectic in her tastes (unlike me) being open to most genres, including non-fiction. She’s open to exploring new authors too and appreciates those who not only write well but can deliciously craft a character and a tale. I love the way she writes her reviews and always take the time to read what she has to say. Jonetta listened to this non-fiction audiobook and loved how it added to her existing knowledge of the Harvey Weinstein investigation, saying: “Farrow narrates his own story, which makes a difference as he adds the inflections and heightened emotions where he experienced them. This is an important story as it gives background, raw and seemingly unfiltered, to one of the most important stories of our time. Farrow doesn’t pull any punches about himself and his motives either, which further deepens the story’s authenticity.

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Let’s end on a lighter note! My final review this week is from a lovely blogger who hasn’t featured in a Friday Finds post before. I’ve haven’t been following her for long but I’ve lost count the number of times she’s made me smile!

Twirling Book Princess reviews Let’s See Them Poems by Andrew Shaffer

Mehsi lives in the Netherlands and is a self confessed bibliosmiac. (She loves the smell of books, and sniffs them, even in public.) Mehsi reads and posts reviews about lots of genres, including Children’s and Middle Grade as well as comics and manga. Other than reading, she loves watching anime and gaming. Mehsi really enjoyed this collection of poetry, saying: “I did like the poems, they were very random just what I need at this moment. Something to distract my mind. Plus there are random photographs of flowers/nature (????) after some of the poems. No clue why flowers/nature, it definitely added to the randomness of the book. 🤪

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So, that’s my non-fiction picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself. You may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop (BBH) meme.

BBH was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 but ended on 31 December 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013.

Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday. There’s a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs and learn about new books. But also to befriend other bloggers and receive new followers to your own blog. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow.

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

This is a great question, Elizabeth! 💙 I love Twitter. 💙 It’s instant. To-the-point. I can dip in and out throughout the day. Perfect.

Although I have an Instagram account, I’m not a prolific user. My Facebook page is where all my blog posts are shared and although I have lots of Pinterest boards, I don’t update them regularly.

Find me on:

Twitter: –

Instagram: –

Facebook Page: –

Pinterest: –

So how would you answer this week’s question? How do you choose which book to read next?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post.

I hope you have a great weekend, stay safe & healthy and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!


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14 replies on “Friday Finds: Great Non-fiction reads plus Book Blogger Hop”

Thanks I only ever read adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy or the odd cozy paranormal mystery. That’s why I created Friday Finds. Lots of my followers have more of an eclectic taste.

I know, it’s great isn’t it. I love the book blogging community. Always adding to my TBR pile! Lol!

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