***Challenge complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.***
Host: Doing Dewey
Dates: January - December 2018
- Read nonfiction.
- Set your own goals. Read as much as you want from any nonfiction genres.
- Sign up by January 15th.
- Read X nonfiction books
- Read X% nonfiction
- Read nonfiction in certain categories
- Read X books from a list, such as buzzfeed’s important nonfiction you should be reading, the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, or something from a Goodreads list.
See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See my challenge wrap-up post HERE.
See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
For review linkup, see the Nonfiction Friday posts HERE.
MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews/notes):
- Balthus: Cats and Girls. Sabine Rewald (2013; art/art history; 176 pages)
- Just Kids. Patti Smith (2010; memoir; 304 pages)
POSSIBILITIES (A) - Books I'd definitely like to read this year.
- Blue Nights. Joan Didion (autobiography/memoir)
- Books. Larry McMurtry (memoir)
Just Kids. Patti Smith (memoir)
- The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble (autobiography/memoir)
- South and West: From a Notebook. Joan Didion (essays, notes)
- The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion (autobiography/memoir)
POSSIBILITIES (B) - Other books I'm considering; many from my TBR stacks.
- American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century. Paula Uruburu (history)
- A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin. Judith Flanders (history)
- Clover: The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams and Their Brilliant Life in America's Gilded Age. Otto Friedrich (biography)
- Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Ann Fadiman (essays)
- A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Nicholas A. Basbanes (cultural history)
- The Hemingses of Monticello. Annette Gordon-Reed (history)
- Here at The New Yorker. Brendan Gill (literary history)
- A History of Reading. Alberto Manguel (history)
- In Cold Blood. Truman Capote (true crime)
- The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. Fiona MacCarthy (biography, art history)
- The Life of Emily Dickinson. Richard B. Sewall (biography)
- Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. A. Scott Berg (literary history)
- The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created "Alice in Wonderland". Jenny Woolf (biography)
- The Sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsy Roosevelt Whitney, Minnie Astor Fosburgh: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters. David Grafton (biography, history)
- The Writing Life. Annie Dillard (autobiography/memoir)