Sunday, February 4, 2007

Non-Fiction Five

Yea! My first reading challenge! I just started my blog last month and I've been dying to get in on a challenge (I'm easily amused, LOL). I am happy to be a part of the Non-Fiction Five Challenge hosted by Joy at "Thoughts of Joy".

The challenge is to read 5 non-fiction books, one each month from May to September. We are supposed to vary the type of non-fiction books we are reading and stretch ourselves a little. I'll do my best on both counts. The thing is if I try to stretch myself too far then I'll be miserable trying to finish a book that I don't care for.

Here are my tentative 5 choices:

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Winterdance by Gary Paulson
Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin
Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis
How to Help a Grieving Friend by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Other possible choices are:

The Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt
An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary
Candy Freak by Steve Almond

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This by Bob Newhart
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak


Lynne said...

Oh, I love Bob Newhart. I'll have to look for his book.

kookiejar said...

I thought 'Word Freak' was pretty good, he got bogged down a little in details, but I liked it fine. 'Candy Freak' however, was much more my cup of tea. I hope you get around to reading both.

Joy said...

Hi Eileen! I just wanted to welcome you to the NFF Challenge. I have WINTERDANCE on my list too; however, I think I'm going to read it prior to the challenge. :) Happy Reading!

Amy said...

I have "Left to Tell" on my list also. I want to look in to some of the other titles on your list, though not for the challenge!

Maggie said...

The Darwin Awards is too funny! Good list. :)