Nonfiction on Armchair BEA/ posted in: Reading
I like nonfiction and I think I read a lot of it. I read about 15% nonfiction. I read to entertain my brain so I like my nonfiction to read like a good story.
I like all different kinds of nonfiction. I like memoirs and books where the writer tells the story by writing about how he learned about the topic.
Bill Bryson is a favorite for this type of story and In a Sunburned Country is my favorite of his books.
This is a travel guide to Australia where you basically learn that everything is going to kill you. I love this one on audio to hear him tell his travel misadventure stories.
I recently read this one and am still working on incorporating a few of the ideas presented into my working life.
This is an older book now but still one of my absolute favorites on female spirituality. What happens when a writer known for her conservative Christian writings who also is a pastor’s wife finds herself moving away from her faith?
I loved this on audio and passed it along to my husband and he was engrossed too.
I like learning about history.
I’ve always been fascinated with Mongolia and women’s history so finding a book that combined them was great.
This is the biography of cancer. It gives the history of the ability to diagnose and treat different cancers. It reads like a detective story. There is a lot of science here which I liked but you can skip the details of cell biology if you aren’t inclined that way and still get the overall story.
Straight biographies are great too.
I’m limiting the list because as I started to look back at the nonfiction I’ve read I got excited about loads of books all over again.
Do you read nonfiction? What are your favorite types?