5 Sci Fi Mind Bending Classics

5 Sci Fi Mind Bending Classics

Sci fi is always popular here at WhyToRead. Mind bending books and mind blowing books too.

Combined, these sci fi mind bending books will stretch your grey matter and shake any complacency to the root. These classics challenges current topics such as gender issues, war and apocalyptic events, and more.  Discover what we have already thought of, and see how close to possible it might be?

1.  Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula Le Guin

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The premise of this novel can easily be summarized: a human ambassador was sent on a peace-making mission to a planet of gender-neutral people. However, the true beauty and sheer brilliance of the world and mythology that of Le Guin’s creation can only be experience by reading this sci fi classic for yourself. Although first published in 1969, the main theme of gender and discrimination will still resonate with readers today.

2. The Forge of God – Greg Bear

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One of the popular theories of how our world will end is that if we are invaded by aliens. In The Forge of God, the author successfully brought the idea to live, in the most convincing way. The aliens of Bear’s imaginings are merciless invaders that methodically destroy earth and its inhabitants. Become immersed in this sci fi mind bending classic, and you may just realize actually how afraid your are of dying from an apocalyptic event beyond your control.

3. Neuromancer – William Gibson

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For anyone who reads Neuromancer today, the future Gibson conjured up in his novel feels eerily like a prophecy. When the book was first published 1984, the author successfully envisioned a computer-based world, even before the first Apple Mac was in the market. Plus, the novel is filled with many familiar concepts and terms that we casually use today when speaking of the internet. What’s astounding is how the novel explores the effects of the internet, way before its time of publishing.

4. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

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Andrew Wiggin, a.k.a. Ender, is a gifted child. As a result, he has been made to wear a monitor since birth so that his actions can be studied and analyzed by the governing body. Eventually, Ender was effectively conscripted to join a military school where he is seen as one of the humanity’s hope for salvation. The novel is entertaining story-wise, but also presents the readers with philosophical and ethical questions, especially in regards to video war games, and children in war. (Remember, don’t judge a book by the movie.) Could this be the future of Pokemon Go?

5. Dune – Frank Herbert

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Though written in the 1960s, the world of Herbert’s creation and the themes explored in this award-winning sci-fi classic remain relevant today, if not more so than ever. The plot revolves around a family who arrives on a desert planet, where treachery ensues amidst the amidst the harsh environmental conditions. Within the multi-layered adventure story is the reflection of the many real-world issues, from politics, religion and culture to the ecology and environment. The novel will leave you doing a lot of thinking and would make for interesting discussions among readers.

Best Mind Bending Sci Fi Books

Best Mind Bending Sci Fi Books

Mind Bending Sci Fi is something we love at WhyToRead.

Science fiction has always pushed the boundaries of what is. Technology leaps, social structures, privacy (or no privacy), aliens – they can all challenge our lifestyle, our comfort zone and life as we know it.  But scarily, the past has shown that mind bending sci fi can become reality (think apple watches!).  So the issues raised by in these ‘fiction’ books are worth consideration today.

Today we review our top 5:-

Best Mind Bending Sci Fi books

1. The Light of Other Days – Stephen Baxter & Arthur C Clarke

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Imagine a not-so-distant future where worm-hole technology allows us to look at anything, anywhere, past or present. Yet many of the world’s major issues, like war and hunger, still remain. That is the world envisioned in The Light of Other Days. In our technology-driven world today, where privacy can easily be compromised, the premise and issues presented in the novel will sound very familiar. And then Baxter takes them a step further. How can you opt out from being watched 24 x 7? Even if you are not a regular sci-fi reader, this book is still a thought-provoking read on the mind bending topic of no privacy.

2. Nine Billion Names of God – Arthur C. Clarke

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Clarke is one of the biggest names in futuristic sci-fi, and this book is a collection of his favorite short stories, first published in 1974. Given how technology has progressed in real life, some of the stories from the bygone golden age of mass market fantasy and sci-fi may feel a bit dated. Nevertheless, many of the themes of those stories are timeless, which makes this collection an enjoyable read for anyone who loves speculative fiction, even if it’s just for the nostalgia.

3. A Fire on the Deep – Vernor Vinge

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Vinge created arguably one of the most ingenious visions of the future found in a sci-fi novel. His world is a colorful galaxy, filled with sophisticated technology and races of intelligent aliens like you’ve never seen before. Despite all the details and being 600-plus pages long, the book doesn’t feel crowded and confusing. It is packed with action and suspense, but will also leave a lot of food for thought by the time you’re done reading.

4. Ubik – Philip K. Dick

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Some humans are born with psychic powers that could invade the privacy of others. To protect themselves, some humans developed powers to counter those of psychics. A group of anti-psychics go on a mission that went horribly wrong to the point of messing up time and reality. In short, Ubik is everything one can expect from one of the most influential reality-warping sci-fi authors of all time.

5. Blindsight – Peter Watts

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The plot of Blindsight centers on an expedition to investigate the arrival of a superior alien race in the Solar System. Told through the eyes of the autistic protagonist Siri Keeton, readers get a good look at the alien race and also Siri’s personal life. Blindsight is an intelligent novel that will have you questioning the concept of consciousness and how we perceive the world around us. If this book isn’t mind bending enough on its own, it does have a sequel to finish the job.

This list of Best Mind Bending Sci Fi books will be continued next week.

Political Biographies – mind blowing non fiction

Political Biographies – mind blowing non fiction

The saying ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ definitely applies to biographies of political leaders.

If you want some truly mind blowing non fiction to read, then try these. 5 biographies and autobiographies of some great past and present (and want to be) political leaders.

1. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

This is the original and unabridged version of the inspiring autobiography by the internationally acclaimed South African president from the mid to late 1990’s.  Read his personal life account written in secret while spending 27 years in prison. Learn how to always have hope from a man who changed a nation due to an unbreakable devotion to freedom.

2. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life StoryArnold Schwarzenegger

How can lifting weights lead to a being an international movie star surrounded by wealth and power? Arnold Schwarzenegger explains how he achieved this unforgettable dream life in his autobiography, Total Recall. Self-serving drives and a larger than life ego lead him to become the best at one thing, Body Building. But, if being the best at one thing can be achieved then why stop there? Discover “Arnold’s Rules” to success and his amazing transformation from a poor Austrian boy to a world icon who married into one of the most famous of families, The Kennedy’s. Definitely a mind blowing non fiction book that seems like it should be fantasy.

3. Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success – Michael D’Antonio

Although he’s not a rags to riches tale, Donald Trump has had a career of ups and downs that have ultimately led to him being one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Learn why the belief in yourself and an undying drive for success can lead to becoming a living symbol of wealth. Having one of the most entertaining personalities in the modern world, Trump tells us what he thinks it takes to be worthy of respect.  Whether he will succeed as a political leader, only time will tell.

4. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin

Focusing on his political cabinet rather than his life story, we have a fresh look at Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and his rivals. An unpopular Illinois lawyer uses his opposing contenders to his advantage in the 1860 presidential nomination. This book of multiple biographies reveals how Lincoln used his leadership skills to keep a separating nation together with the help of his well accomplished rivals turned allies.

5. The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin – Steven Lee Myers

From his childhood struggling in the aftermath of WWII to his rise to the top of the Russian political climate, Vladimir Putin has a story worth studying. Author and journalist Steven Lee Myers gives us a serious understanding about the fascinating career of a man who is shaping modern history. This biography is one where we can truly learn to have a vision from a man who’s life was shaped by loyalty and ambition.

Want more mind blowing non fiction?  Visit our other biographical lists including Best Autobiographies of 5 Extraordinary Men

10 Great Books That Will Make You Change Your Life

10 Great Books That Will Make You Change Your Life

This book list is about the books that will make you change your life. Regardless of genre, these books are so insightful, moving, and inspirational that they will have a life changing impact on you.

10 Great Books That Will Make You Change Your Life

1. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

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This book will shift your focus from the worries of the future unto the beauty of the present moment.

Reading this book will put you in a state of tranquility and it will make you question your perspective on many about your life.

2. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

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A purely nihilistic book, Fight Club is a gem and is bound to have a profound impact on your personality.

In the amazing final chapter of the novel, which wasn’t included in the film, the Narrator has a conversation with God. And God just wants to know why? Why would the narrator do all of these terrible things? Doesn’t he realize that everyone is a special unique snowflake of special unique specialness?

And the narrator disagrees. “We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.” There’s no reason for any of it. No purpose. Each person is on their own in figuring this mess out.

And God looks at him sadly and says, “No, that’s not right.”

Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can’t teach God anything.

3. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

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Many people were forced to read this book in school, but it will change your perspective on what it means to live a good life on this earth. Life isn’t all about personal pleasure, apparently.

4. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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(As featured in 8 Books That Will Make You Proud And Satisfied To Have Read)

This is both a great philosophical book and a great work of fiction.

This book is widely considered to be one to the best books ever written, and it will undoubtedly change your life. The story follows the lives of old man Karamazov, a filthy penny-pinching lech and his three sons. Each son represents a different side to the Russian character: Dimitri the spoiled lout, Ivan the tortured intellect, and Alyosha the spiritual searcher.

5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Books That Will Make You Change Your Life

One of the most significant books of the 20th century, To Kill a Mockingbird is full of memorable quotes such as, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

6. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark – Carl Sagan

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(As featured in 10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective)

This book challenges the reader to critically scrutinize information and to use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions based on scientific knowledge.

7. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

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(As featured in 7 Best Books To Read In Your Twenties)

A good lesson about the world’s obsession with beauty. This sophisticated but crude novel is the story of man’s eternal desire for perennial youth, of our vanity and frivolity, of the dangers of messing with the laws of life.

8. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

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(As featured in 10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective)

This book will make you feel like all of your petty problems are truly insignificant and that the world certainly does not revolve around you.

9. Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit – Daniel Quinn

Books That Will Make You Change Your Life

(As featured in 15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life)

The entire book is just a nameless main character having a conversation with a gorilla. Seems insignificant but that couldn’t be further from the actual impact of the book.

It is a general rule that any particular culture can only be understood by someone outside of it – a neutral observer, unaffected by prejudice or indoctrination.

10. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

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(As featured in 10 Epic Books Every Man Must Read)

This book will put your life and the self perceived problems into perspective. It will teach you not sweat the small stuff, be positive in all walks of life, & overall live to be a good person just for the sake of being a good person. One of the most important books for stoics, Marcus Aurelius made himself one of the most important people in Stoicism.

12 Outstanding Books That Will Blow You Away

12 Outstanding Books That Will Blow You Away

A list of great books that will not only blow you away, like the title suggests, but these books are also thought provoking and their impact stays with you long after you’ve read the book. Any genre of literature can fit into this category and as long as it makes you think, impacts you in a significant way, or changes your perceptions, it wins a place on this list.

Here are the best books that are sure to blow you away.

12 Outstanding Books That Will Blow You Away

1. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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(As featured in 6 Best Books To Tug At Your Heart Strings)

The Book Thief describes that while being subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others.

2. The Giver – Lois Lowry

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(As featured in 8 Top Contenders For The Best Book You’ll Ever Read)

Jonas lives in a perfect world where war, disease, and suffering have all been eradicated. The people have no worries or cares. The Community strives for “sameness,” in which everyone and everything are the same. When Jonas turns twelve, the Community selects him to be the new “Receiver of Memories.” Only the Giver knows the truth and memories of the past, and now he must pass these memories on to Jonas.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

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(As featured in The Ultimate 10 Best Books You Must Read Before You Die)

From the opening line of the book, “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow…” Lee hooks the reader with a deceptively simple story of a Southern family and a Southern town caught up in a cataclysmic moral crisis, and keeps us enthralled till the very last word.

4. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

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(As featured in 14 Best Books of the 20th Century)

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic and one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

5. 1984 – George Orwell

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(As featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Personality)

Orwell tried to depict a totalitarian state, where the truth didn’t exist as such, but was merely what the “Big Brother” said it was. Freedom was only total obedience to the Party, and love an alien concept, unless it was love for the Party. A terrifying glimpse into the future that could be, or already is.

6. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

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(As featured in 10 Epic Books Every Man Must Read)

Calling Tolkiens Trilogy and epic masterpiece would be an understatement. At over 150 million copies sold worldwide, the story of Frodo Baggins and his companions journey into the shadows of the dark lord to save the world is filled with adventure and courage. The Lord of The Rings is an extraordinary work and if you haven’t seen the movies yet, make sure you read the book first.

7. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Books That Will Blow You Away

(As featured in 10 Books That Will Make You Totally Angry With The World)

Hosseini’s first novel — The Kite Runner tells a heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. Not only was this a phenomenal debut novel, but it was made into a successful movie and Hosseini continues to write great books.

8. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

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(As featured in 6 Books With Incredible Endings)

Ender Wiggin is a special boy. He is the youngest of a family of child geniuses. This story is set in the future where aliens have tried to invade the earth twice. Twice the Earth defeated them, but at a great cost. The government is scrambling to make sure this never happens again by training the next set of star fleet commanders from childhood.

9. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

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(As featured in 12 Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions)

The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of the most interesting, powerful books that you will read. Audrey Niffenegger did a beautiful job taking some of the most complex ideas – time travel, marriage, love, children, friends, religion, death, drugs, childhood, growing, loss, and what it means to be human – and weaving them together poetically and with amazing clarity.

10. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

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(As featured in 10 Modern Books Which Will Be The Classics Of The Future)

With over 3.5 million copies sold, a movie adaptation and critical acclaim, Life of Pi is certain to remain popular and become a classic of the future. This book is a hard one to categorize, so the best thing to do is to read it yourself and see what it does for you.

11. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

Books That Will Blow You Away

(As featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Personality)

A spiritual book bases loosely on the life of Buddha, Siddhartha tells the story of aBrahmins journey in search of ultimate reality. This beautifully simple book has touched millions with its integration of Eastern and Western mythology and philosophy. Along with Demien, this book is a must read for any Herman Hesse fan or anyone interested in Buddhism philosophy.

12. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

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(As featured in 6 Gripping Page Turners You Won’t Be Able To Put Down)

A beautifully written post apolocalyptic story told from the perspective of a father and son in search of food, warmth and ultimate survival. What they encounter along the way is shocking and an indication of what people will do to survive.

10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective

10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective

WhytoRead.com is dedicated to bringing you new and inspirational books for existing and new book lovers. Avid readers will already know the many benefits of reading books, one of which is to broaden your understanding of our world and life. By reading well researched and accredited non-fiction books, you not only become smarter, you gain a better understanding of the world around you and how it came to be the way it is today.

This book list is dedicated to those books which help us to understand the world in which we live by giving us well researched and acclaimed information. These books will make you a better person and open your mind.

10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective

1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Jared M. Diamond

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(Featured in 10 Easy To Read Books That Make You Smarter)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the people’s of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their people’s. This book sheds light on why the Europeans advanced so much quicker than the rest of the world.

2. The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things – Philip Zimbardo

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Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment from the early 70’s used college students for a study, making half of them prisoners and the other half guards. With instructions meant to polarize, the worst in human nature quickly came out, and the experiment had to be discontinued prematurely. This book is the breathtaking culmination of more than 30 years of careful research into the causes of evil. Dr Zimbardo, Stanford professor and former president of the American Psychological Association has devoted nearly all of his academic career to careful studies of the path between good and evil.

His dozens of research papers have documented how environmental and social forces can push even the best of us toward bad behavior. Even more importantly, he has documented the steps we can take as individuals and as societies to become more humane. His findings are widely respected within the academic community.

3. Tao Te Ching – Laozi

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The name of the book is Book of The Way, or book of the Word. Next to the Bible, the most translated book in the world is the Tao Te Ching, the ancient Chinese Book of the Way. It lays the philosophical foundations for one of the world’s great wisdom traditions, Taoism. Written approximately 2,500 years ago by the legendary sage Lao Tzu, this classic continues to inspire readers today.

4. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions – Edwin A. Abbott

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Flatland is the must-read book for anyone who is interested in getting a feel for the higher dimensions. The book is extraordinarily readable and even succeeds in getting its message across to people who are afraid of mathematics. Abbott’s charm lies in his ability to write simply and clearly about a topic that has its share of very unreachable, esoteric books.

5. Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell

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This is George Orwells first book and its the true story of his time in Paris and London as a young man working in the worst jobs, with awful coworkers and terrible pay. It’s the tale of how he survived the horrible living conditions, emotionally and literally.

6. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

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(Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Life)

This book consist of Victor Frankl’s account of his experiences in the concentration camp. He writes about the psychological effects of being completely dehumanized; of losing even your name, and becoming simply a number. Dr. Frankl discusses how people can find meaning to life in these conditions. He also describes how finding meaning in life, or a reason to live, was extraordinarily important to surviving the camp.

7. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid – Douglas R. Hofstadter

Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective

(Featured in 8 Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind)

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid debates, beautifully, the question of consciousness and the possibility of artificial intelligence. It is a book that attempts to discover the true meaning of “self.”

8. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

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The main idea in the Selfish Gene is to change your perspective of evolution: it is the genes that use bodies and organisms to reach their goals of reproduction.

9. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark – Carl Sagan

Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective

(Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Life)

Demons, UFO’s, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, fairies and the like are all investigated in this incredible non-fiction book by the late Carl Sagan. Pseudoscience, and those who perpetuate it, find their place in today’s society among those who want to believe in the impossible. This book challenges the reader to critically scrutinize information and to use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions based on scientific knowledge.

10. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

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(Featured in 6 Must Read And Easy To Understand Science Books)

This book manages to explain the context of science in a way that is relevant to the average person, filled with one revelation after another.

8 Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

8 Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

On WhytoRead, we’ve recommended books that will blow your mind and even books to read to make you smarter. The books on this particular list inhabit an area somewhere in the middle of those two categories. They are fascinating, enlightening, and purely based in the real world. No fictional, imagined, magical narratives here. These books will teach you something about the practical world as well as blowing your mind. What more could you want?

8 Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

1. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales – Oliver Sacks

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It is utterly fascinating to know that, as a result of a neurological condition, a man can actually mistake his wife for a hat and not realize it. This book is filled with fascinating neurological disorders which make you realize that you are just a product of electrical impulses and biological influences.

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

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(Featured in 6 Must Read And Easy To Understand Science Books)

The book manages to explain the context of science in a way that is relevant to the average person, filled with one revelation after another.

3. Night – Elie Wiesel

Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

Elie Wiesel’s narrative of his own one-year experience spent in a concentration camp has appropriately become a classic in the field. Read it to find meaning in a seeming meaningless life.

4. Into Thin Air – Jon Krakuer

Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

This book is a personal account of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster in which 11 people died. Krakauer’s account is so compelling because it reads like a book length confession, which it is in a sense. The accident was attributed to human error, personal ego and competition.

5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus – Richard Preston

Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

Richard Preston is not a horror novelist, but this will be one of the scariest stories you’ve ever read. The cause of all this terror is from little beasts that are only microns in size, filo-viruses. Hot Zone discusses four of these viruses, Marburg, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston.

6. Godel, Escher, Bach – Douglas Hofstadter

Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid debates, beautifully, the question of consciousness and the possibility of artificial intelligence. It is a book that attempts to discover the true meaning of “self.”

7. The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark – Carl Sagan

Non-Fiction Books That Will Blow Your Mind

(Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A profound Impact On Your Life)

Demons, UFO’s, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, fairies and the like are all investigated in this incredible non-fiction book by the late Carl Sagan. Pseudoscience, and those who perpetuate it, find their place in today’s society among those who want to believe in the impossible. This book challenges the reader to critically scrutinize information and to use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions based on scientific knowledge.

8. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

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The story is that of Louie Zamperini – a track and field star of the 1930’s, who participated in the Berlin olympics, was part of the US air force in WWII, was shot down over the ocean, was adrift in the Pacific for over a month, was held as a POW by the Japanese forces and finally made it back to his life and has had the courage to live it to its fullest.