Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Non-Fiction Five Challenge

Whoops - I've joined another book challenge!

It was the lesser of two evils though as I was very, very close to joining the "pre-printing press" book challenge (which looks fascinating!) when realisation hit me. I really, really don't need to be distracted from working through my current pile of fabulous TBR books and Jodie from Book Gazing kindly suggested that I sign up to this one instead!

The rules for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge are pretty simple:

1. Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May - September, 2009
2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices


This is a great way to work through some of my non-fiction TBR pile that always gets neglect in favour of fiction instead. I have no idea why this is as I do want to read every book that I have listed below it's just I tend to pass them over for easier, escapist books instead.

  • The Bolter - Frances Osborne
  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House - Kate Summerscale
  • Dry Store Room No 1 - Richard Fortey
  • The Dragons of Eden - Carl Sagan
  • The Origin of Humankind - Richard Leakey
  • The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters - Charlotte Mosley
  • Works on Paper - Michael Holyroyd
  • Our Hidden Lives - Simon Garfield
  • Bad Science - Ben Goldacre
  • Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich - Alison Owings

Oh dear - and these are just the unread non-fiction books that are on the bookshelves near my computer! Clearly this challenge came at the right time for me.

I have three new bookcases arriving on Friday and that will mean that the last of the "attic books" can come downstairs so I can have a proper rummage for books to read for this challenge - although clearly I have enough to hand to complete the prescribed five!

3 comments:

Jodie said...

I'm very excited about my challenge influencing power! I've also signed up (and the printing press challenge got me and I'm a late joiner to diversity rocks).

Peta said...

It's clearly a power you must only use for Good! ;)

Trish said...

Thanks for signing up for the challenge! I've been really wanting to read The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher--actually almost picked it up last night! Happy reading.