Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2015

***Challenge complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.***

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2015

Guidelines: (quoted from challenge announcement page) "Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult. That's it. You can choose anything. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge."
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • You don't need a blog to participate.
  • There will be a link for reviews.
  • Sign up anytime during the year.

  1. Dilettante -- Read 1-5 non-fiction books
  2. Explorer -- Read 6-10
  3. Seeker -- Read 11-15
  4. Master -- Read 16-20 
✹ I'll be signing up at the Dilettante level again this year.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the announcement/sign-up post HERE.
● See the page for linking reviews HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews or discussions):
  1. Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown. Roger Moore

  • 1959: The Year Everything Changed. Fred Kaplan (history)
  • Books: A Memoir. Larry McMurtry (autobiography) 
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. Erik Larson (history/true crime)
  • A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Nicholas A. Basbanes (reading/book collecting)
  • In Cold Blood. Truman Capote (true crime) 
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith (memoir)
  • The Library at Night. Alberto Manguel (reading and books)
  • Manhattan '45. Jan Morris (history) 
  • Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion. Madeleine B. Stern and Leona Rostenberg (book collecting) 
  • The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble (family history) 
  • The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm. Juliet Nicolson (history) 
  • The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels. Janet Martin Soskice (history)

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