Beautiful Books With A True Story [2023 Update]
What are the books about the best true stories right now? Here you will find a list of different types of recommendations that all happened. Read along…
The top 10 best books about true stories
Criteria for compiling these recommended books
Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:
- The literary quality of the books.
- The amount of books sold worldwide.
- The professional reviews in newspapers.
- The expertise and experience from the author.
- The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
- The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
- Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.
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1.Shot Down: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
This book tells the story of resilience and courage during World War II. Once the plane of a crew gets taken out of the sky, the members are faced with terrible ordeals. In this book you can read how they overcame them. It will help you find inspiration in your daily life.
2.American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
Most people are familiar with the horrific acts by men such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer. At the same time, they have never heard of Israel Keyes. He is undoubtedly one of the most terrifying killers known to mankind. In this book you will read all about him.
3.Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive
According to us Innocent is one the most shocking true stories. It is about Molly and Kit, siblings, aged three years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries. However, Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, maintain they are innocent of harming them.
4.Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival
This book is our pick because it tells the story of a six your old girl whose life changed drastically. This happened at the moment that her family decided to become members of the Amish community. Both the girl and her sisters were forced to be slaves on a ranch.
5.If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
This book is about a true story that is absolutely shocking. Two sisters were desperate to fight for freedom when all odds were against them. We think that this book describes how there is always a light in the darkness, no matter how hard life presents itself to you.
6.8 Miraculous Months in the Malayan Jungle: A WWII Pilot’s True Story of Faith, Courage, and Survival
On January 11, 1945, Major Donald J. Humphrey had his B-29 Superfortress directed at Singapore Island. After successfully bombing the target, Japanese Zeroes shot off the wing and sent the mighty aircraft death-spiraling into the Malayan jungle. According to us, this book is an inspirational read and a gripping memoir about overcoming unexpected peril.
7.Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
This book is about a boy and an elephant. They formed a bond to escape the world they lived in. We consider this to be one of the best books on friendship and loyalty. You will read how they travelled the world and experienced a lot of ordeals.
8.Spilled Milk: Based on a true story
This book is in our top 10 because it shows the resilience of a very young girl. She was forced to talk about the brutality in her life because of a glass of spilled milk. The book describes how she made a call to social services which changed her life forever.
9.A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
According to us this bestselling book is about perseverance and keeping hope alive. It tells the stories of two Sudanese children. They were faced with mortal danger on their journey towards a better life. At the same time, they managed to improve the lives of others as well.
10.Pride and Prejudice
Many people know that Jane Austen wrote the book Pride and Prejudice. However, not all of them have actually read it. We chose this one in our top 10 to give you the opportunity to read one of the most romantic love stories of all times. We are sure you will enjoy it reading it.
More true inspiring books
The story of the founder of Nike.
The Little Book of Chanel
Her complete biography.
True stories in movies
If you want an inspiring story from the 20th century, check out Bohemian Rapsody. If we look at a century earlier, we find Barnum’s story in The Greatest Showman.
Those were the recommendations!