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!