Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Found this nonfiction reading challenge at Lady Knight Reads.  I plan to read a lot of nonfiction next year for some of the other challenges I've entered.  There are no levels on this one, so I'll see how many books I can get.

2016 Non-Fic Reading Challenge
So I was talking to someone on Twitter. I don’t remember who because it was like a whole 24 hours ago and I’m basically senile in my old age, but it was basically about how I need to read more-nonfiction and since apparently challenges are a thing I’m doing next year, I decided to host a non-fiction one.
How It Works:
-The challenge will run from January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2016
-I’m low maintenance so I’m not going to require participants to read any particular number, but you need to keep track of them somewhere, like Goodreads or doing some kind of wrap up post on your blog or Tumblr, so I can verify for giveaway purposes.
-There will be two giveaways, at the end of June and December, for signed up participants.
-The giveaways will be international to anywhere The Book Depository ships, for one non-fiction book up to $25. Each book read = one entry in the giveaway. Bonus entries will be given for reviews.

Here is what I am reading:
  1. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
  2. Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  3. Letter to My Daughter--Maya Angelou
  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance--Robert M. Pirsig
  5. Garlic and Sapphires--Ruth Reichl
  6. Persepolis--Marjane Satrapi
  7. Perspeolis 2--Marjane Satrapi
  8. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me--Ellen Forney
  9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?--Mindy Kaling
  10. Hyperbole and a Half--Allie Brosh
  11. I Am Malala--Malala Yousafzai
  12. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot--Kim Barker
  13. Yes Please--Amy Poehler
  14. We Should Hang Out Sometime--Josh Sundquist
  15. Loud in the House of Myself--Stacy Pershall
  16. Philomena--Martin Sixsmith
  17. 1968: The Year That Rocked the World--Mark Kurlansky
  18. Such a Pretty Fat--Jen Lancaster
  19. How to Make a Decision--Joyce Meyer
  20. The Future of Life--Edward O. Wilson
  21. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia--Jean Sasson
  22. All You Need is Money--Jack Lander
  23. Princess Sultana's Daughters--Jean Sasson
  24. Princess Sultana's Circle--Jean Sasson
  25. Being Jazz--Jazz Jennings
  26. Ghost Boy--Martin Pistorius
  27. Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad--Ann Hagedorn
  28. In the Still of the Night--Ann Rule
  29. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto--Michael Pollan
Calling challenge complete on December 6. Link to challenge has been deleted.

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