Next month I will be participating in Nonfiction November, a reading challenge hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, Katie at Doing Dewey, Rebecca at I’m Lost In Books and Leslie at Regular Rumination. The event includes weekly discussions and read-alongs. I started reading non-fiction again a few months ago and thought this might be a fun way of finishing the books on my list for 2014.
Here are some of the books I’m going to try and read for the event:
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand – A little ahead of the game, I just started listening to the audio book. I read and loved Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand, so I expect this true story about an American Olympian turned Army Air Force pilot who survives an airplane crash to be gripping and poignant.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai – As co-recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize and made an honorary Canadian citizen as of last week, it seems timely to finally read Malala’s memoir.
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding – This book first came to my attention thanks to Katie at Doing Dewey’s book review. The story of a map dealer who is secretly a map thief, plus the history of map creation and collecting, this book sounds so oddly intriguing.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler – I’m a huge SNL fan and was so sad when Amy left the show. I can’t get into Parks and Recs and even though Amy keeps popping up in unexpected places (the Emmys, Anchorman 2), I say yes please to 329 pages of nothing but Amy.
Into The Blizard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead by Michael Winter – Just in time for Remembrance Day in Canada, the story of the young men from Newfoundland who joined the Royal Regiment that fatally fell at the Battle of the Somme in France is paralleled by the author’s retracing of their journey from Canada to Europe.
Are you participating in Nonfiction November? Have you read any good nonfiction lately?