Posted by: Matt | April 10, 2007

A Non-Fiction Challenge

Non-Fiction Five

I’ve been getting into non-fiction books again after enjoying The Omnivore’s Dilemma, so I’ve decided to join in on the Non-Fiction Five Challenge over at Thoughts of Joy. After some deliberation I’ve chosen the following five books:

  1. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  2. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  3. The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn
  4. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Aleksievich
  5. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson

So there they are. A couple of more lighthearted books and a few heavy subjects. Hard to say which one I’m looking forward to most. I’m just excited to be participating in my first book challenge. Hopefully all goes well.

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Responses

  1. Hi Matt! Welcome to the Non-Fiction Five Challenge! I’m glad you have decided to join us in this adventure. I’ve heard of all your choices except for one…pretty good. šŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy them all.

    This one is on my “Possibilities” list, but didn’t make the final cut. You may like it. A Long Way Home: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Beah) I have only heard great things about it, but to each its own.

    Happy Reading! šŸ™‚

  2. Hi! I loved The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Devil in the White City. All your choices sound so interesting to me.

  3. Joy, thanks for the recommendation, I just put it on my TBR list.

    Tara, I just finished The Omnivore’s Dilemma today and it was a fascinating journey. I’m excited to read The Devil in the White City as I’ve read nothing but good about it.


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