I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. My dad occasionally read thick classics to me at bedtime, as opposed to normal children’s stories. There’s something about becoming intertwined with a fictional character’s life that serves as an outlet from your own life.

My sister, who is a professional Speech Language Pathologist, has got me hooked on academic reading. I miss school somewhat (believe it or not), so this feeds my hunger for learning.

You should never stop learning.

I digress!

I have found nonfiction and/or academic reading to be just as engaging and enthralling (if not more so) as fiction. Real-life stories are captivating. Science is fascinating.

If you don’t believe me, then here are 3 books that you need to start reading!

3 Books You Need to Start Reading TODAY!


Educated: A Memoir

By Tara Westover


Educated: A Memoir is a story of Tara’s upbringing, and how she escaped some crazy stuff and ended up studying at places like Cambridge and Harvard. She is brutally honest about the things she struggled with as a result of her upbringing. I could hardly put this book down until it was finished.

Note 🚫 I would suggest this book only for 18+ years old and up. It deals with some difficult subjects, and there is some cursing as part of the narrative.


Atomic Habits

By James Clear

Atomic Habits is all about challenging your mindset when it comes to settings (and reaching) goals and forming habits. I haven’t finished this one yet, but it is going great so far. It has really made me reconsider how and why I go about things.

BONUS! 🎉 James Clear has a free weekly newsletter called 3-2-1 that’s pretty neat. He presents 3 thoughts from himself, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you, every Thursday. Definitely a much simpler and easy to digest method of weekly newsletter. You can sign up here!


The Whole Brain Child

By Daniel J Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

The Whole Brain Child is technically written for parents wanting to teach their children techniques for properly handling emotions. But oh my — talk about seeing yourself in a book. If you find yourself struggling to balance your logic and emotions, whether you lean to the left brain or the right brain, you should definitely give this book a try!

I’m actually taking notes throughout this book, and I will probably write a full length review once I’m finished. 😁

I’ve got another book or two I’m working on right now, but we’ll save those for another post.

What are you waiting for? Go start reading! 😉

Do you enjoy fiction or nonfiction? What’s on your “Current Reads” list?