The Broke & The Bookish is hosting a wonderful challenge to read non-fiction in 2011.
I thought it would be a great motivator to mix a little non-fiction in with my fiction obession.
Here are the rules:
The challenge runs from January 17th to December 31st 2011.
- Anyone who links a review up is eligible to be entered to win a book of their choice (under $15). How many reviews you link up determines how many entries you get. Additional prizes may be added once I organize this more and depending on how many people sign up. (International readers welcome if Book Depository ships to you).
- Anyone can join. If you don't have a blog, you can link reviews on Goodreads or Amazon or wherever you have your reviews.
- You can join the challenge at any point throughout the year.
Culture: Non-fiction books about different cultures, religions and foreign lands; memoirs & biographies count.
Art: Non-fiction books about anything art related (painters, music, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.). Memoirs/biographies of any people related to the arts count.
Food: Food memoirs, anything related to food industry, food lifestyles
Medical: anything related to the medical field--industry memoirs, memoirs about illnesses (mental included) /diseases, etc.
Travel: travelogues, industry memoirs, travel guides, etc.
Memoir/Biography: Self explanatory
Money: Anything related to finances, economics, history of money, financial improvement etc.
Science/Nature: Anything related to any scientific field, memoirs count.
History: Anything history related-- events, biographies of historic figures, etc
My Reading List (so far)
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
I Remeber Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Real Food has Curves by Bruce Weinstein