Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Non-Fiction Five '09

Dates: May 1st through September 30th of 2009

Host: Trish

For details: Click here.

The Challenge (put simply): Read 5 non-fiction books, with at least one of them in a different "category" than the rest.

My list of possibles:

*Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer (science)
*The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz (science)
*The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (history)
*Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (graphic memoir)
*The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarte Troost (travel)
*Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes (current events)
*Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (diary)
*The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (medicine)
*Zodiac by Robert Graysmith (true crime)
*College-Prep Homeschooling: Your Complete Guide to Homeschooling through High School by David P. Byers, Ph.D. and Chandra Byers (how-to)
*Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (economics/sociology)
*Walden by Henry David Thoreau (environmental essay)
*Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee by Dean Cycon (economics/travel)
*Pedro and Me by Judd Winick (memoir?)
*Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog by Kitty Burns Florey (language/writing)
*Normal by Amy Bloom (sociology/science)
*Affluenza by DeGraaf, Winn, and Naylor (sociology/economics/environment)
*A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld (history/personal stories)

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