#NonFicNov 2017 Week 1
- Time to share my year of non-fiction and answer a few questions about the books.
- I discovered audio books are a great way to keep reading while commuting
- …or doing housework!
- I read a few non-fiction books in French.
- Interesting but they …take so long to read (vocabulary issues).
Non-fiction: 2017 ( AB= audio book)
Badinter, E. – Le pouvoir au féminin
Watson, D. – The Bush
Brodsky, J. – On Grief and Reason
Barry, B. – Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines
Canetti, E. – The Voices of Marrakesh
Du Bois, W.E.B. – Of Our Spiritual Strivings
Franklin, R. – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (AB)
Eltchanihoff, M. – Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen
Fosse, J. – An Angle Walks Through the Stage
Galbraith, J.K. – The Great Crash, 1929 (AB)
Veil, S. – Un Vie
Greenwald, G. – No Place to Hide
Trumpington, J. – Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir (AB)
Hegarty, N. – The Story of Ireland
White, E.B. – Collection of Essays (AB)
Hochschild, A. – Strangers in their own Land
Brands, H.W. – The General and the President (AB)
Tye, Larry – Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (AB)
Jablonka, I. – Laëtitia
Sophocles’ ‘Oepidus The King: a Reader’s Guide – S. Sheehan
Jones, L. – Foxes Unearthed
Kaplan, G. – Bird Minds
Peraino, K. – A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China (AB)
Brown, E. – The Bloody Mary Book
Lee, L. – Village Christmas
Massimino, M. – Spaceman
Levingston, S. – Kennedy and King (AB)
Lamb, K. – Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather
Massie, R. – Catherine the Great
McCoole, S. – Easter Widows
Ogien, R. – My Thousand and One Nights
Prescott, T. – Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century
Rebanks, J. – The Shepherd’s Life
Katz, Yaakov – Weapon Wizards
Robinson, M. – The Death of Adam
Verdier, F. – Passagère du Silence
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Dear Ijeawele
Sayarer, J. Interstate
Lewis-Stempel, J. – The Running Hare
Sinha, M. – The Slave’s Cause
Wood, L. – Walking the Nile
Shestokas, D. – Constitutional Sound Bites
Briant, L. – Propaganda and Counter-Terrorism
Lahr, J. – Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh: Tennessee Williams
White, R.C. – American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
Tuchman, B. – A Distant Mirror
Viner, K. – How Technology Disrupted The Truth
De Tocqueville, A. – Democracy in America (AB)
Plutarch – Plutarch’s Lives
Paxton, R. – The Anatomy of Fascism (AB)
Meade, M. – Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This
Paine, T. – Common Sense
Leovy, J. – Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (AB)
Plato – The Republic
Yong, E. – I Contain Multitudes
Madigan, K. – Medieval Christianity: A New History
Sands, P. – East West Street
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? The best book has to be about a writer who has delighted many readers….but do you know what influenced Jackson so she could send shivers down our spines?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
I would recommend reading more literary biographies…but discover authors outside the US or UK! Australia has a tremendous number of writers to read. Here is one of my favorites. Once you know more about the personal life of an author …their books take on a whole new dimension!
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? I want to read more travel books – books about other countries. I use #WorldFromMyArmchair to collect my readings. I love to travel….but hate to leave the house! In 2018 I hope to read at least 1 travel book a month! This was my favorite ‘travel’ book of the year…
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
New books to add to my non-fiction TBR!