Tag Archives: Nonfiction

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Have you ever suffered from any type of mental or creative block? If so, Steven Pressfield has some suggestions for you in his book The War of Art. Pressfield, a successful novelist and screenwriter, shares his interesting thoughts about fighting the creative battle in this little book. I originally downloaded this on Audible, but I decided […]

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The Radium Girls 

Over the last two weeks I’ve been listening to The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, a fascinating story about a relatively unknown group of women who stood up for their rights in the 1920s and 30s. This book was captivating, and it was a great book to listen to on Audible. For the past few years now, […]

The Alpine Path 

One of the categories on the Book Fifty Reading Challenge this year is a “Book Published in 1917 or before.” When I did some research on books published in 1917, I found The Alpine Path, a very short memoir by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables and many other lovely books. The Anne books […]

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Since August I’ve been teaching full time and working on my master’s degree at night, which has sometimes made me feel as if I have one too many things on my to-do list. I’ve been feeling less than productive for the last few weeks, so one night I started to listen to a podcast about being more […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Today I’m excited to share a new review with you–The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. This book is about William’s inspiring journey to bring electricity and running water to his village in Malawi. William used his ingenuity to build a windmill from trash and scraps he found in his village–his windmill generated […]

Throwback Thursday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Two weeks ago I started posting “throwback” posts–reviews of books I’ve read in the past that I’d still love to share with you. The first installment was Mark Dunn’s Ella Minnow Pea, and this week’s book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I wrote about this book briefly when I shared […]

The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

If you’d asked me about my reading tastes a few years ago, I would probably not have mentioned nonfiction as one of my favorite genres. Over the last few years, however, I find myself drawn more and more to true accounts, biographies, and memoirs. I think the change in taste is partly because of my […]

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

It’s no secret that I am a book lover–just take a minute to glance around at some of the posts on the blog. As a dedicated bibliophile, I’m always looking for books about books–books that tell me more about why we love to read and why reading matters. When Books Went to War by Molly […]

Six Nonfiction Books for Your Beach Bag

  Summer vacation means a lot of things–long days, rising temperatures, and maybe–if you’re lucky–a trip to the beach! Typically when I think of a good “beach read,” I think of a really interesting fiction book that grabs your interest and transports you to another place. But why should fiction books get all the love? […]

Six Books for Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all having a nice holiday–complete with burgers and barbecue and sunshine. I think it’s important to stop on this holiday and think about those who have given their lives for our country, so today I’ve chosen six books about our troops to give you a chance to learn more about […]