Friday, May 31, 2013

Armchair BEA: Non-Fiction

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Today's theme at Armchair BEA is Nonfiction. I really enjoy all sorts of nonfiction. Many of the nonfiction books I've read have been with my book club. We read a wide variety of books and often end up reading memoirs and other nonfiction books. Also, in 2012, I hosted the Non-Memoir Non-Fiction Reading Challenge. This was a challenge to help me branch out from memoirs and learn something new!

Following are some of my favorites from the past few years. I've discussed several of these with my book club, but I think all of them would be great selections for book club discussion.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Khristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

In My Father's Country by Saima Wahab

Thirty Days with My Father by Christal Presley

9 comments:

  1. The Devil in the White City & Glass Castle are on several people's lists. I need to check them out! Happy reading!

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    1. You definitely should! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. You have so many books on your favorites that I want to read! The one I have read is The Glass Castle and I loved it, too.

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    1. Glad to hear it! Definitely check them out!

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  3. You've listed a bunch of great books Julie :) I've read the King, Larson, Walls, Skloot, and Hillenbrand.

    Larson has another titled In the Garden of Beasts that was excellent!

    Yay for nonfiction! It's my favorite!

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    1. Someone at my last book club meeting was talking about In the Garden of the Beasts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That's an excellent selection of books. I'll have to look into that Stephen King one.
    AH@Badass Book Reviews

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    1. It was really interesting to hear his perspective on things.

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