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by Simone Lee (subscribe)
I enjoy freelance creative writing and being a Mum to my two awesome boys.
Published January 20th 2012
What are your most useful or helpful books to have on hand at home? We all have a few fiction books lining the shelf or some type of magazine lying around, but have you ever considered the benefits of non-fiction books in the home.

Top Dozen Useful Books at Home
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It means we don't always have to call upon the services of someone else every time something happens. We educate ourselves and in doing so occasionally allow another interest or hobby into our life.

Knowledge is Power,' so why be afraid of learning something new. To fail or make a mistake is a lesson in learning anyway. It doesn't mean we have to stop moving forward in the direction we wish to take.

There are some decisions that are ultimately best left to the experts, but keeping ourselves informed is our right and duty of care to all around us.

I recently met an amazing lady with an amazing story to boot. After her child was diagnosed with a seemingly rare brain tumour at the age of six, she did not give up the pursuit to find a more healthy and natural way to nurse her child back to health.

She now has an extensive health care range that includes body care, hair care and more. Her daughter had continually battled through her illness and in her twenties today has survived the expectations of many different doctors.

With this and many of your own stories in mind, why not get hold of a non-fiction book today and enrich your life. Here are the suggested top dozen books that are useful around the home or for our everyday lives.

1. Medical or First Aid

These are always helpful if used correctly. Use in conjunction with professional help when necessary.


2. Dictionary with Thesaurus



3. Recipe Book

Teach yourself how to cook or just try a new recipe.



4. Travelling or Destination

Navigate your way around local suburbs or elsewhere in the country. It's also good for learning more about the custom or culture in another country if you're visiting.




5. Hobby or Sport




6. Art and Craft



7. Do It Yourself (DIY)



8. Self-help or Motivational




9. Gardening and Landscapes

Create your own garden and enjoy the fruits of your labour.


10. Animal and Nature

Explore and get back to our basic roots.


11. Vehicle Manual

You may want to leave this to the mechanics, but there are some easy tips for looking after your car in between services.


12. Expecting Parent

I found this book very helpful, especially if you're expecting your first child.


As a baker's dozen goes, you could also look at 'The Bible' or 'New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures?' Some would say it has caused many wars over the years, but has given great strength and hope to others.


Of course these are all a matter of opinion, so let us know what your favourite non-fiction books are by leaving your comments.

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Why? People can keep themselves informed or educated.
When: Anytime
Where: At home
Cost: Nothing, except purchase or borrowing of a book.
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