What’s the best non-fiction book that you’ve read? TIAWhat’s the best non-fiction book that you’ve read? TIA Mandy #questionnaire #nonfiction
The Glass Castle or Educated—both amazing reads.
Just read one after the other. Both outstanding.
Thank you, I’ve thought about The Glass Castle
@Liz glass castle was so good
Alison Victoria Both Glass Castle and Educated read like novels.
@Karen it was very good!
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand!
@Michele I loved that one too.
@Sandy I sobbed!!
I’ll check it out thank you
@Michele absolutely loved it
I’m currently listening to the audiobook of My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen which is such a good listen. I also really enjoyed I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
I’ve never tried audiobooks, not read anything by Maggie O’Farrell before so I’ll have a look
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
My Story of my Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Ghandi
Definitely in my top five!!!
I love you, Abby! ?
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
This looks great!
A Walk in the Woods
The film was good too.
And I’m proud to say I have dipped my toe onto the Appalachian Trail ?
About 3 miles of the Trail, including walking from the car park and back!! ???
Adding it to my TBR !
Our book club read Educated it I enjoyed it very much.
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.
Another one to add to my TBR
Anne Frank’S Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
If you love that checkout The Freedom Writers Diary it’s my all time fave book but links into Anne Frank in ways
@Cheryl, I got the book of The Freedom Writers Diary
I loved this so touching!
@Suzy I liked this one too……have you read
I’ve heard good reviews about this book – another one to add to my pile
It’s on my list !
@Mandy prepared to be sad though!
@Emmylou no this I haven’t!
@Suzy I loved it…..no spoilers from me……I just hated reading it cause I knew that meant it would end…….they are my favorite kind of books ?
@Emmylou will look out for it,thanks!
@Suzy no worries,just hope you enjoy it……your going to have to let me know now if you read it lol
Also try this
Emma Turner and Mandy Hill
@Emmylou will do and look at my further comment!
@Suzy going to Southland tomorrow,Dymocks love me ?
Professor Sue Black – All That Remains
This list is far too long… i love non fiction stories of overcoming
@Melissa …must read…etched in sand..1st. / girl unbroken
@Janine my mom is reading etched in sand now. I get it when she’s done. I had not heard of Girl unbroken which appears to be the sequel… so thanks!
@Melissa yes it is the youngest sisters story…just as ….amazing
The Glass Castle….blanking on the name…the last name maybe Walls.
@Becky by Jeanette Walls? Just googled and it looks good
@Becky it’s by Jeanette Walls, and you’re right—it’s very good.
@Becky reading this book now
@Janine It will break your heart and make you laugh at the same time.
One of my favorite memoirs.
Thanks, I’ll check it out
This looks like it would be an emotional read
Mandy, it wasn’t as emotional as I expected. I have great admiration for those involved in the writing of the book though ???
@April i imagine it was a tough subject to research
“On Top of Hitler’s Mountain” is another great one.
@Mandy, it’s a true story of how she forgave Hitler for killing her family x
The Trauma Cleaner,didn’t want it to end
@Emmylou for some reason I couldn’t get into this book
@Lauren ohhhhh noooo really……isn’t it funny how some people love books while others are like “meh” that was me with “A man called Ove”………never finished it
The Perfect Storm/The World That Made New Orleans.
A Mother’s Reconing by Sue Klebold
It is as deeply emotional as it looks?
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and Night by Elie Wiesel
Both look like they would be very thought provoking
Alone in Berlin. Because some times it’s just the little things.
Sorry that’s fiction.
The Tender Bar and night
It’s ok, it’s actually on my list to get !
Another one to add to my list ! Thank you
His Bright Light by Danielle Steel.
@Cindy I didn’t know she wrote any non fiction. I’ll check it out.
@Karen yes. It’s very sad.
Nothing to Envy—a fascinating book about N Korea. The Warmth of Other Suns—amazing story of the great migration of African Americans to the north from the south.
Both look really good
Boys on a boat.
Who wrote it?
@Cory thank you
My book club absolutely loved it. It is not a sports book. Just a wonderful story of the team.
“Flophouse” by Jesse Joe Jones
Thanks, I’ll look it up
All over but the shouting by Rick Bragg
Boys in the Trees, Carly Simon
Adding it to my list – thank yuh
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
When Breath Becomes Air
Unshed Tears by Edith Hofmann
Added to my list, thank you
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark. True crime released this year. Sooooo good.
@Karen so good!
This is not strictly speaking a non-fiction book for reading, but I enjoy The Louvre. It is a reference to all the paintings in the Louvre with pictures.
I have 3 that i thought were brilliant-Zone 22 by Tig Hague,The radium girls-Kate Moore & Killers of the flower moon by David Grann.
These all look so good, thank you
And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi
Adding to my list, thanks
Thank you !
Etched in sand/ girl unbroken
Both look fascinating!
Dibs – in search of self by Virginia Axline
Red Notice by Bill Browder!
I have been thinking about reading this since it came out.
Wow, looks great, adding to my list – thanks
@Melissa it’s excellent
‘When breathe becomes air’ – Paul kalanithi
It’s on my list, thank you
Nickel & Dimed: on (not) getting by in America- I read it probably close to 15 years ago- very insightful about how you can’t live on minimum wage
That was an excellent book.
Wait, I lied, three:
They all look good, thank you
‘Primavera con una esquina rota’ Mario Benedetti
Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
I’ve been thinking of reading this for a while
I thought it was amazing.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
These look intriguing, added them to my list, thanks
Too many but Sounds Out Of Silence is a very interesting read. It’s a biography of Alexander Graham Bell, to whom my husband is very distantly related.
The Italian Boy but cant remember the author..
John Grisham’s An Innocent Man
@Mandy seriously one of the best books I have ever read.
@Vicki that’s enough reason for me to get it !
@Mandy I researched some of his facts to see if he had dramatized anything. He didn’t. 100% true.
I live in Oklahoma. This happened in my state. I was appalled.
This is going to hurt by Adam Kay
I like all of Bill Bryson’s, enjoyed River Of Doubt, too. So I many great books out there!
H is for Hawk
Not something I would normally have picked but is looks interesting so I’m adding it to list !
@Mandy it is gorgeously written and a brutally honest account of the author’s breakdown, and also a paean to birds of prey and biography of T H White…. Not my normal read but fabulous
@Michael it’s good to try something different
So many! Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books we shared by Alice Ozma, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Added then all to my list, many thanks
Sachiko. Great book about Nagasaki.
Educated, by Tara Westover.