Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Hosted by: The Introverted Reader
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2016

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.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews or discussions):


  • American Eve. Paula Uruburu 
  • Clover: The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams and Their Brilliant Life in America's Gilded Age. Otto Friedrich
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Anne Fadiman 
  • A Gentle Madness. Nicholas A. Basbanes 
  • Here at The New Yorker. Brendan Gill 
  • Hong Kong. Jan Morris 
  • In Cold Blood. Truman Capote 
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith 
  • The Library at Night. Alberto Manguel 
  • Manhattan '45. Jan Morris 
  • The Origin of Humankind. Richard E. Leakey 
  • The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble 
  • Pre-Raphaelites in Love. Gay Daly 
  • Sargent's Daughters: The Biography of a Painting. Erica Hirshler 
  • Speak, Memory. Vladimir Nabokov 
  • A Splendor of Letters. Nicholas A Basbanes 
  • Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. Noël Riley Fitch 
  • Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. Jan Morris
  • Venice. Jan (James) Morris 
  • The Years with Ross. James Thurber