Top 10 Non-Fiction Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)


Christmas is upon us once again. It is also another year of rushing around to find the perfect gift. You want to get the prefect non-fiction book gift for someone, but don’t know where to start. Well, lucky for you, this guide is GivernyReads top 10 take on Non-Fiction Books. So, get them ready for an exciting read.

Make sure to check out my Top 10 YA Christmas Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide), Top 10 Children’s Christmas Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) and my Top 10 Classic Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide).


10:A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

By  Sonia Purnell

Read all about the secret life of Virginia Hall.  The first woman to be deployed behind enemy lines – despite her prosthetic leg.

She began the French Resistance and became  dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” by the Special Operations Executive.   

For history buffs,

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9:Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari

This book is about how we went from at least six different species of humans to one- the Homo Sapiens.  However, this book looks into the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires. It will use both history and science to explain the past and what it may us to in the future.

This is something everyone should read.

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8:No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram

By Sarah Frier

Get the story of how Instagram came to being and how it forever changed the way people show, eat, travel, and communicate. It is a story of success but also one about fighting for company values.

If your reader enjoys using Instagram, why not let read the history of it.

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7: Rich Dad, Poor Dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do

Read on how the author learnt about financial freedom. How two men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. It also exposes the lies about being rich.

Great gift for any age. Your reader is never to old to learn something important like this.

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6: The 7 habits of highly effective people

By Stephen R. Covey

Want to know what the 7 habits of highly effective people are, well, they are:

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

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5: The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

By Andrew Feinstein

This book exposes the corruption and the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history—between the British and Saudi governments—to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the imminent $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia.

It shows the forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing, and lays bare the shockingly frequent links between the two.

A read that will leave you shocked to the core.

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4: Forgotten Women

By  Zing Tsjeng 

Follow this series as it shows history’s forgotten, but influential women. From scientists and leaders to artists and writers, it will show you the missing history in our history books.

For the Book:                                                             The Scientists ,                                                              The Leaders,                                                             The Artists                                                                       and The Writers.


3:No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

By Erin Meyer (Author) Reed Hastings (Author) ,  Jason Culp  (Narrator), Allyson Ryan (Narrator),

Look into the revolution that Netflix started. A company that  revolutionized  the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in more than 190 countries.

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2:Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster

By  Adam Higginbotham 

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters happened. In the thirty years since it happened, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world -shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute.

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1:Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

By Ace Collins 

Now, no Christmas Book Guide is complete without a Christmas Book. Learn about:

  • Gift giving
  • Christmas trees
  • Caroling
  • Nativity scenes
  • Yule logs
  • Stockings
  • Advent wreaths
  • Mistletoe
  • Holly, and more!

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If you felt we left out a book that you feel should be here, make sure to leave it in the comments below. I would love to hear your thoughts and views. Happy reading and…

Merry Christmas!!



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2 Replies to “Top 10 Non-Fiction Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)”

  1. I didn’t know there was a book about Instagram’s origins; No Filter seems like an interesting one for sure.


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