What is your favorite non fiction book. Curious.What is your favorite non fiction book.Curious. Matthu #questionnaire #nonfiction
So many in different genres- can’t narrow it down.
Has to be either SOLD or Mummy is a Killer, both are very graphic and quite terrible though (as in what happens)
Soooo many! However, most recently I was amazed, and riveted, by “In the Garden of Beasts”, Erik Larson. https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Beasts-Terror-American-Hitlers/dp/030740885X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528175594&sr=8-1&keywords=in+the+garden+of+beasts+by+erik+larson
I LOVE trivia so it’s a tie between The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar and The Know It All. I just started 12 Rules For Life and it is living up to the hype.
Thanks for that my partner would love the first one
The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar was really informative. I got the audiobook and I think the narrator did an amazing job especially with the funny parts although it was a little annoying stopping and looking up some of the animals or bugs mentioned.
My partner has added to his amazon basket, he buys really interesting books! Have you read The way of the superior man? It’s v v good!
Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel
Michael Pollan’s books are excellent
Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Grey
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot. It’s the story of Amy returning home to Orkney to recover from her alcoholism. An outstanding successful biography. It has won many awards and has been translated into several languages. I can thoroughly recommend it
Anything by Oliver Sachs
storm of steel
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux Yikes!
“Deliberate Intent” by Rodney Smolla
John Stuart Mill “On Liberty”
The Vampire Lestat. It’s the answer of a character to another one of her books. It completes the first story by adding information that couldn’t have been known before. And it shares a whole lot more as well. Love it!
Not exactly non fiction.
ahhh true, I had read fiction 🙂
This one for non fiction: “Children who remember previous lives” by Ian Stevenson . I’ve always been intrigued by that 🙂
That is a fascinating topic…
I like short NF- Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo
‘The Battle for Spain’, Antony Beevor.
There was a book I read for my book club many years ago called The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It Chronicled a University professor’s journey writing his last lecture before he died from cancer. Btw… that is not a spoiler! That’s what the synopsis even says. It was so inspiring and beautifully written! I also looked him up on YouTube and watched his speech!
Shelby Foote’s Civil War history.
The Age of American Unreason, by Susan Jacoby.
The nez pierce Indian wars
For right now it’s The Radium Girls. I will always recommend this book. I don’t read that much non-fiction so I don’t have much to draw upon but from what I have read, that is my favorite by far.
Dark Nights of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
Pick that one up at the Goodwill.
Politicizing Magic. It’s an incredible study of how folklore can be used for propaganda.
The Diary of Anne Frank will always be my number one. We must never ever forget!
Angela’s Ashes or Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir-Paul Monette….and many more. So hard to choose!
@Andrea Borrowed Time made me cry really hard.. That was one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. If you want something equally impactful, I’d recommend Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty, if you haven’t read it yet… It made me cry and laugh, and learn new things about life…
@Hincu thank you ! I have Heaven’s Coast on tbr list but have not read it yet . Borrowed Time was one of the few books that made me ugly cry . It was devastating ?
I loved Borrowed Time!
The Devil in the White City
The Way of Zen, by Alan Watts, first published in 1958.
Anything by Joyce Meyer
The Dawn Prayer
Blue Highways, by William Leastheat Moon. Traveling the backroads of America…
The Mutant King by David Dalton.
Just so I’m clear non fiction is true type stories correct?
@Kim thought so
Prose writing that is informative or factual rather than fictional.
Can be true stories, or other information books.
God’s Wolf : the story of Renald ReChattion & Saladin. (Crusades).
Living on the Wind, by Scott Weidensaul.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Unloved by Peter Roche.
I believe torey hayden is based on true stories all her books are good
Toss up between In Cold Blood, and Healter Skelter.
have read In Cold Blood. Fine book.
Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
2194 Days of War
Way of the superior man!
All quiet on the western front,The cosmos, The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, The Disappearing Spoon
Sidney Sheldon , is a fiction writer.
Aicel Barrida Okay, but this question is about nonfiction.
Mandela’s The Long Walk to Freedom and Ghandi’s autobiography
James Cook’s Journal about his exploration of the South Pacific.
Edith Hamilton’s “The Greek Way”
The one that I would save in a fire is The Battle of Waterloo by a near Observer, 4th edition 1815.
Dispatches From The Edge by Anderson Cooper and The Lost Executioner by Nic Dunlop.
“Q is for Quantum” – An Encyclopedia of Particle Physics by John Gribbin. Originally bought this for Uni, but I kept carrying that around everywhere for a while, it was so good.
And the Band Played On
An Unknown Woman by Alice Koller
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman.
Wow! So many! I love true crime, so I guess I’d have to say “Fatal Vision” by Joe McGinniss
“The Minds of Billy Milligan” by Daniel Keyes.
I never read non fiction, so I’d have to say Seabiscuit.
The daily coyote
In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat.
Anything by Adam Hoschild.
The Diary of Anne Frank
To kill a mocking bird
Either Salt:A world history or Paper:Paging thru history both by Mark Kurlansky.