The Nonfiction Reading Challenge is hosted by The Introverted Reader It runs between 1 January to 31 December 2015. You can sign up any time throughout the year.
Unlike some of the challenges I€™ve joined this one really is a challenge for me, because although I like to read non-fiction I often find my self opting for fiction.
The Challenge: Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult.That€™s it. You can choose anything. Memoirs, History, Travel €“ absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge.
Dilettante€“Read 1-5 non-fiction books
I am aiming at the Seeker level and hoping to read more than 12 books (my total for last year!)
- Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd.(Biography)
- An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
- Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright (Autobiography)
- Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police by Carmen Bugan (Autobiography)
- Nothing To Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes (Memoir, philosophy, reflection on the fear of death, belief)
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Memoir, Falconry, Goshawk, T H White)
- Poirot and Me by David Suchet (autobiography, Agatha Christie’s Poirot)
- The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (Crime Fiction, History, Biography)
- Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson (Biography, Science)
- One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville (Biography)
- Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan (Memoir, Syria, 1930s)
- Alan M Turing by Sara Turing (Biography)
- Watching War Films with My Father by Al Murray (Memoir, History, Second World War)
- Alan Turing:Unlocking the Enigma by David Boyle (Biography, History)
- The Monocled Mutineer by John Fairley and William Allison (History, First World War)
- Mrs Jordan’s Profession: the Story of a Great Actress and a Future King by Claire Tomalin (Biography, History)
- Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard (Japan, Nuclear Weapons, History, World War Two)
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Appalachian Trail, USA)
- The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson (History, Biography)