50 Nonfiction Titles in 5 Years

This is a list of 50 nonfiction books I'd like to complete by June 1, 2017.  Titles in blue are books on my TBR shelves.

Completed 21/50

Africa
  1. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper  12/6/12
  2. White Mischief by James Fox
  3. The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley
  4. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
Asia
  1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang  10/28/13
  2. The River's Tale: A Year in the Mekong by Edward Gargan
  3. Sword and Blossom by Peter Pagnamenta and Momoka Williams  4/17/13
  4. Untangling My Chopsticks by Victoria Abbott Riccardi  2/12/14
  5. The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester

Biographies and Memoirs
  1. My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley  6/7/13
  2. The Girls from Winnetka by Marcia Chellis
  3. The Duchess by Amanda Foreman  11/14/13
  4. Marie Antoinette:  The Journey by Antonia Fraser  2/13/14
  5. Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford
  6. Julian Grenfell by Nicholas Mosely
  7. Below Stairs by Margaret Powell  1/5/13
  8. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley
  9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot  6/21/12
  10. All the Dogs of My Life by Elizabeth von Arnim  11/8/13
British History
  1. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon 5/27/12
  2. Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson
  3. Round about a Pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves
  4. If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley 6/15/12
Food
  1. As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto edited by Joan Reardon 9/6/12
  2. The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher
  3. From Hardtack to Home Fries by Frances Haber
  4. Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Fitch Riley
  5. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
History
  1. Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay
  2. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
  3. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
Literature
  1. Jane Austen and Crime by Susannah Fullerton
  2. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott  7/11/12
  3. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell
  4. Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin  2/19/13
  5. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
Travel
  1. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens
  2. Letters from Hawaii by Mark Twain
  3. In Morocco by Edith Wharton
Victorian England
  1. The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme  7/4/2012
  2. To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace
  3. Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard
  4. A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death that Changed the English Monarchy by Helen Rappaport
  5. Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose
WWII
  1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand  2/23/2013
  2. Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson 2/24/14
  3. Nella Last's War by Nella Last  5/27/2013
  4. Operation Mincemeat  by Ben Macintyre  11/18/2012
  5. Millions Like Us by Virginia Nicholson
  6. The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal 11/20/13

1 comment:

  1. This is an excellent idea to set up a goal for non-fiction. I have so many good intentions to read non-fiction (and so many books on my shelf) but somehow the fiction always seems to be what I grab first. You have many interesting titles here. Good luck with your challenge, Karen!

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