Sunday, May 2, 2010

CHALLENGE: Non-Fiction Five Challenge

Once again, Trish is hosting the Non-Fiction Five Challenge.

1. Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May - September, 2010 (please link your reviews on Mister Linky each month; Mister Linky can be found at the beginning of each month on this blog)

2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help)

3. If interested, please sign up here with the link to your NFF Challenge post (all choices do not need to be posted and may change at any time)

The pool of books I really want to read:

Age of Persuasion
by Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant
-Fans of the CBC radio show of the same name know what this will be about, and the subtitle says it all: How Marketing Ate Out Culture

Driving Over Lemons
by Chris Stewart
-Found this at the booksale yesterday. Sounds like a Bill Bryson travel-esque trip to Spain

The Madman and the Professor
by Simon Winchester
-subtitle says: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dicitonary

Candy Girl
by Cody Diablo DNF couldn't get into it and it felt like she was stripping only to get material for this book
-memoir of by the writer of Juno, and her time as a stripper

plus something else from this other list of books I really want to read:
The Elegant Universe by Brian Green
The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This by Bob Newhart
The Great Influenza by John Barry
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places, By Bill Streever

Books Actually Read:
1. The Age of Persuasion - Terry O'Reilly & Mike Tennant
2. Invincible Louisa - Cornelia Meigs
3. The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
4. Driving Over Lemons - Chris Stewart
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot