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The theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday by the Broke and the Bookish is a freebie and I chose to list some of the non-fiction books I’m hoping to read in 2015.
The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe by Ann Morgan – From Samoan YA series to the first Qatari novel in English, the author discovers not only the pleasure of world literature, but how place shapes the books we read and write.
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil – The title alone sounds intense. Never able to forget the abuse he endured at an English boarding school, Whipping Boy chronicles the author’s search for his boyhood nemesis.
The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr. by Debra Komar – An experienced researcher and forensic scientist, the author investigates a murder that occurred at a trading post for Canada’s famed Hudson Bay Company in 1842 that never went to trial and the company kept quiet.
Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes – The translation of Madame Bovary I read last year was translated by Eleanor Marx and the short description of her in the introduction inspired me to learn more about the daughter of Karl Marx.
Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan – Sheltered from her father’s atrocities for years, Svetlana Stalin was devastated to learn the truth. Doomed by Stalin’s legacy, she shocked the world by abandoning her children in Russia and defecting to the U.S. only to continue living in his shadow.
Damage Done: A Mountie’s Memoir by Deanna Lennox – Once a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the author’s memoir reveals alcoholism, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder is suffered by many in service and the particular events that ended her career.
Dead Wake by Erik Larson – I enjoyed In the Garden of Beasts and the author’s latest is about the Lusitania, a luxury ocean liner that set sail from New York to Liverpool, and was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in 1915.
Road Trip Rwanda by Will Ferguson – The Canadian author rented a “big-ass SUV” and depicts the day-to-day life of a nation still recovering from tragedy. Hard to find details about this book, although Macleans magazine says the book is coming out in October.
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip and Carol Zaleski – A biography about The Inklings literary club and its famous members who were determined to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century.
ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern, J.M. Berger – The news either freaks me out or makes me cry, so I only read headlines or new bytes. However, I felt a little too ignorant when my husband asked for my opinion on ISIS and I was flummoxed for an answer because I’m confused about who’s who and who’s doing what. I’m resolved to become a bit more educated this year.
What non-fiction are you looking forward to reading in 2015?