This week’s theme is a
so my topic is
Top Ten Non-FICTIONS
To be honest, my top ten nonfiction books are pretty much a majority of the nonfiction I have ever read. But even though I don’t read nonfiction often, these ones are fantastic. So, as usual, my top ten is not in any particular order.
ADULTING: HOW TO BECOME A GROWN-UP IN 468 EASY(ISH) STEPS by Kelly Williams Brown
I read this book over the past summer (and reviewed it here). It is a wonderful, funny guide to growing up and becoming independent.
I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN by Malala Yousafzai
While I started this book over two years ago, I finally finished it this past summer (reviewed here). While a slow start, the book gets much better. It definitely makes you appreciate what you have.
Another book that took me a long time to read, I started it last fall and finally finished it around April (reviewed here). If you ever wanted to know the differences between you and your parent/grandparents, you should read this. It is really interesting.
HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Nicholas D. Kristoff
I read this book for one of my humanities courses in college, and I was moved by it. It is quite an inspirational read.
JUST MY TYPE: A BOOK ABOUT FONTS by Simon Garfield
Here’s another book I read for a college course, although this course was all about books. You may laugh and ask why anyone would read a book about fonts, but you’ll understand when you do read it that it is awesome. It even gives the story of how the horrid font Comic Sans began.
CODES AND CIPHERS BY Alexander D’Apapeyeff
So I picked this book at my university’s library after I had finished reading Bitter Blue by Kristin Cashore. In that novel the characters communicate in code which encouraged me to find out more (here’s a review I wrote in February 2013). I ended up reading an old copy from 1939, so it is a bit dated.
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL BY Anne Frank
I read this is Junior High and it will probably always stay with me. Just imagining the horrors of that time disturb me. If you haven’t read Anne Frank’s diary, you should.
I’m going to just say that we all already know that J.K. Rowling has a way with words.
DELIRIOUS NEW YORK: A RETROACTIVE MANIFESTO FOR MANHATTAN BY Rem KoolHaas
I read this book for an architectural history class in college. It is an interesting look at New York City. While very intriguing, it will probably be extremely boring to someone who doesn’t care about architecture.
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING BY Marie Kondo
Around April I picked up this book at the bookstore and jokingly bought it, just because of the title. I ended up reading it (reviewed here) and it is actually a very interesting mind set.
WHICH SERIES ARE YOU STILL READING AND/OR ABANDONED?
The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by the Broke and Bookish