Non-fiction Adventure Challenge

November 16, 2016 Blog 0

  • non-fiction-adventureChoose 50+ non-fiction books; the number is up to you. Choose 50, 75, 100, 200.
  • Books must be non-fiction–biography, autobiography, history, memoir, cooking, travel, science, etc.
  • List them at your blog (or on Goodreads or another social media site, if you do not have a blog)
    choose your completion goal date five years in the future and make note of it with your list of titles (like this: reading goal–50 books goal dates–March 20, 2012 – March 20, 2017)
  • Come back here and post the link to your list in the linky below
  • Write a review (or a short summary) on the book when finished and link it to the title in your list (or link to your review on Goodreads, again, if you don’t have a blog)

My List, currently a total of 93! Which gives me time to add a couple here and there. I plan to read these in 4 years (ish). 11/6/2016 – 11/6/20

** This also works quite well with the Rory Gilmore Challenge **

Science:

  1. The Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  2. The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene
  3. The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
  4. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  5. Welcome to the Universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  6. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
  7. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  8. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
  9. Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
  10. A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
  11. The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
  12. Icarus at the Edge of Time by Brian Greene
  13. Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  14. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
  15. What the F by Benjamin K. Bergen
  16. Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
  17. The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
  18. Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
  19. The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
  20. The Meaning of Liff Part 2 by Douglas Adams
  21. Afterliff by Douglas Adams
  22. How to Think Like Einstein by Scott Thorpe

Biography:

  1. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  2. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  3. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  4. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  5. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  6. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  7. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  8. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  9. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  10. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  11. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  12. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  13. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
  14. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  15. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  16. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  17. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  18. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
  19. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  20. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  21. Wish You Were Here by Nick Webb
  22. Early Life of Anne Boleyn by J. H. Round

Philosophy:

  1. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  3. Ethics by Spinoza
  4. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  5. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  7. The Republic by Plato
  8. Introduction to Metaphysics by Martin Heidigger
  9. Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre
  10. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
  11. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
  12. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  13. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  14. Freedom: The End of the Human Condition by Jeremy Griffith

Politics/History:

  1. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  2. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  4. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  5. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  6. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  7. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamand
  8. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  9. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
  10. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
  11. The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
  12. Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
  13. My Thoughts are Murder to the State by Henry David Thoreau
  14. What Liberal Media: The Truth about Bias and the News by Eric Alterman
  15. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
  16. The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
  17. Black Earth by Timothy Snyder

Health:

  1. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  2. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  3. On Purpose by Paul Froese
  4. Becoming Wise: A New Hope for Humanity by Mary Sue Wallace
  5. Mindfulness in Motion by Dr Tamara Russell
  6. Food, Genes, and Culture by Gary Paul Nabhan
  7. The Great Work by Tiffany Lazic
  8. 99 Keys to a Creative Life by Melissa Harris
  9. Meatless All Day by Dina Cheney
  10. The Eureka Factor by John Kounios, Mark Beeman
  11. Accidentally Overweight by Libby Weaver
  12. The Heart of the Fight by Judith Wright, Bob Wright
  13. Quantum Love by Laura Berman
  14. Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich
  15. Caning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff
  16. Mirror Work by Louise Hay
  17. Kindling the Native Spirit by Denise Linn
  18. Taste and Technique by Naomi Pomeroy

 

 

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