March 15, 2007
Nonfiction Five Challenge
After much deliberation, I have finally selected my stack of books for Joy's Nonfiction Challenge. This was no easy task! I wanted to pick from our already existing stacks and, as my husband is a voracious reader of nonfiction, I literally have hundreds of nonfiction books to choose from.
I've put together a list of thirteen possibilities (it is Thursday, after all) and will not only attempt to read the required five in five months, but have hopes to continue with my personal goal of at least one nonfiction read every month for the entire year. I'm off to a good start. I've already read four in the first three months.
So, here's my list:
Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life by Michael Lee West
On Writing by Stephen King
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen
Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
Long Time Gone by David Crosby and Carl Gottlieb
Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island by Greil Marcus
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke
Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk
Counting My Chickens...:And Other Home Thoughts by The Duchess of Devonshire
A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
Ooops. That's 14. Oh, well. I may need an alternate or two! That Capote bio is pretty big and I may wind up saving it for next year's Chunkster Challenge.