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July 6, 2009

readalong: nonfiction five
posted by soe 2:23 am

Trish at Trish’s Reading Nook is hosting the summertime readalong, Non-Fiction Five 2009.

Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May-September. At least one non-fiction book [should be] different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help).

This was another challenge I made a stab at last year in which I failed miserably. I think it’s time to pull out some true tales and learn some new things. But I’m pages from finishing the first book I’ve chosen, so I feel confident that I’ll be able to meet this year’s goal:

  1. Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
  2. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
  3. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  4. The Sun in the Morning by M.M. Kaye
  5. Reading the OED by Ammon Shea

Book selection may change as I find new things to interest me or as these fail to hold up to the D.C. summer heat. Of course, if you have a non-fiction suggestion you think I might like, please leave it in the comments.

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

Good luck! Walden sounds like a good summer read, especially.

Comment by Debby 07.07.09 @ 9:30 pm

@Debby, I hope so. It’s been on my TBR pile for soooo long that it’s kind of embarrassing!

Comment by soe 07.09.09 @ 12:54 pm

Thanks for joining the challenge! We’re happy to have you. 🙂 The only one on your list that I’ve read is Walden, but I hope you enjoy them all.

Comment by Trish 07.17.09 @ 9:06 am

@Trish: Thanks for the welcome! I have to write up my first review this weekend.

Comment by soe 07.17.09 @ 10:02 am