Sunday, November 27, 2011

Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge: My Plan


I'm officially signing up for my first 2012 reading challenge, and it's the one I'm hosting! I'm trying to hold off making a decision about other challenges until mid-December, although I do have a few I'm considering.

Anyway, for this one, there are four levels to choose from:
Elementary - 5 nonfiction books
Diploma - 10 nonfiction books
Bachelor's Degree - 15 nonfiction books
Master's Degree -  25 nonfiction books

I'm going for the Bachelor's Degree, which means I need to read 15 nonfiction books in 2012. Since I'm hosting, I feel like I should try for the highest level, but honestly I also want to be sure I actually complete my own challenge. So I'm going for the next one down.

I don't have an official list of books that I'm going to read because I know I will discover new books throughout the year. But here are some of the books on the list that I'm considering:
  1. Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do about It  
  2. Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company  
  3. The Emperor of All Maladies  
  4. Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks  
  5. Data-Driven Marketing  
  6. The Old Rules of Marketing are Dead: 6 New Rules to Reinvent Your Brand and Reignite Your Business  
  7. A History of the World in 100 Objects  
  8. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything  
  9. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation  
  10. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York  
  11. Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language  
  12. The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture  
  13. The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality  
  14. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

For more information about this challenge, visit Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, 15 nonfiction, non memoir books? That's a lot! I'm impressed. It looks like an interesting list.

    Sue

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  2. Emperor is long, but it reads fast. Freakonomics though is short AND fast, so that's an easy one (the sequel is even shorter!) And Eats, Shoots Leaves is also a great read. I am going to check out The Origin of the Specious now, thanks!

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  3. I choose the elementary level as non-fiction is not the norm for me.

    My Challenge Post.

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