Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Non-Fiction Five Challenge

Non-Fiction Five Challenge
May 1 - September 30, 2009

My friend and fellow book-lover Trish has taken on a new challenge and has invited us to join here.

The Rules (unchanged from previous years)

1. Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May - September, 2009 (please link your reviews on Mister Linky each month; Mister Linky can be found each month on this blog)

2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help)

(all choices do not need to be posted and may change at any time)

My tentative list:

  1. All Cooked Up: Recipes and Memories from Elvis' Family and Friends
  2. Jill Lepore's New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in 18th Century Manhattan
  3. Julian Symons' Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History
  4. Christopher Booker's The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
  5. Harry Mount's Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life


Trish said...

Haha--you know it's a good non-fiction book if there is a colon in the title. I do not miss secondary reading at all (Ok, most of the time--sometimes I miss it).

So glad you're joining us...and I'm thrilled that you found a way to fit in Elvis!

Karen Beth said...

Ah yes, the all encompassing academic colon!! Surprisingly, only two of these books are for quals. One is for a course. The others are just for fun.