Suggestions for my new genre nonfiction?Hello, thanks for letting me join! I like nonfiction; my new genre. Suggestions? Thank you? Leslie #recommend #nonfiction
Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
Where no fear was: a book about fear – Arthur Christopher Benson
Long walk to freedom – nelson Mandela
Thank you!!!!!! I ordered Unbroken!!?
@Leslie I loved the book! Enjoy!
@Leslie a great read!
Educated by Tara Westover
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Boys in the Boat and Lab Girl.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara and Damnation Island by Stacy Horn are both excellent.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Empty Mansions about Hugette Clark..
Matter of Inches about Clint Malarchuk..
All But My Life..Gerda Weissman Klein…
Losing My Virginity..Richard Branson..
Other Wes Moore..
Dark Money – Jane Mayer.
I think Wild is fiction, you don’t hike 1000 miles on your first ever hike.
I believe it is based on a true story.
@Germaine I believe it is fiction.
@Bonnie ..do you think she lied?
No one can hike 1000 miles on there first hike. Really, think about that. She went alone and took a gross of rubbers and a heavy camera and her boots didn’t fit her. I don’t think she meant people to believe it. It wasn’t plausible. Ok as fiction but even as fiction I would think, what an idiot.
At the movie, They showed Reece with Cheryl Strayed, who actually hiked the trail so I do t know how it can possibly be fiction. We also discussed it with my book group at the library
My bookclub did it also, half of us thought it was stupid, all the hikers agreed you don’t hike 1000 miles on your first hike. They had a great time discussing it. I think the 144 rubbers was the give away that this was fiction. But she made a lot of money so she was successful.
Strayed tells the story of her emotional devastation after the death of her mother and the weeks she spent hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail.
(Saw this on Amazon book site)
@Germaine I’m sure you are right.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
The Warmth of Other Suns,,,great book.
The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager concerning the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in France.
Sounds boring and dry, it’s absolutely not.
Just added to TBR thanks !
Anything by Eric Larson or David McCullough. Wild Swans by Jung Chang.
Anything by Mary Roach.
Anything by Erik Laarson or Doris Kerns Goodwin
Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond. Mayflower was my favorite by Nathaniel Philbrick.
The Girl with Seven Names
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
I did like The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya. I don’t read a ton of non-fiction, so you are the expert as far as I am concerned! Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you! F. Scot Fitzgerald and wife, Zelda, I found wonderful! That’s my latest.?
Bellevue — history of the New York City hospital. Very interesting.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Red Notice by Bill Browder
Memoir: Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert…Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl…Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley…
Biography: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro
Autobiography: Personal History by Katherine Graham
Legal: Becoming Justice Blackmum: Harry Blackmum’s Supreme Court Journey by Linda Greenhouse
Medical: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder…Polio: An American Story by David M Oshinsky…The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medicine by Barron H Lerner
Political: The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple
Music: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
Travel: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux…Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney
Gardening: My Garden by Jamaica Kincaid
Religion: The Search For God at Harvard by Ari L Goldman…Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup…
American History: 1776 by David McCullough…Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin…Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America’s Wild Frontier by Stephen Ambrose …Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by John Ehle…The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe…Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell…
WWII: Is Paris Burning? by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins…We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan by Elizabeth M Norman …
World History: How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It by Arthur Herman…The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Robert Hughes…
Bury my heart at wounded knee, Black Elk speaks, Angela’s ashes, Mrs. Mike
Boys in the boat – Brown
Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Escape from camp 14
Black Like Me
Microhistories like Salt, Cod, Coal, Rabid, etc.
Unbroken, The Devil in the White City.
Born on a Blue Day – Daniel Tammet
Phantom in the Brain – Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind – V. S. Ramachandran
The Night Shift – Real Life in the Heart of the ER – Brian Goldsmith
I’m currently reading Clouds of Glory: the Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee it’s a fascinating read. My favorite book of all is Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder or Lord Darnley, I couldn’t put it down.
The Unheard (Swiller) and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Fadiman)
Also, Liars Club (Karr ), The Glass Castle (Walls)
Beneath a Ruthless Sun
Welcome to the group!