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