Armchair BEA Day 4: Non-Fiction

Before I started blogging I was reading mostly non-fiction.  I was a History and Political Science major in university and that has always been my interest.  After leaving school and becoming a stay at home mom I actually missed all that studying so reading non-fiction books kept that connection for me.  There is so much I want to learn about and so many interesting things happening in our world, so I really enjoyed reading non-fiction.  A few of my favourites before my blogging days include Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

Here are some of my favourites from my blogging days:


The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Falling Backwards by Jann Arden

Funny People

Social Issues
Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
On a Dollar a Day by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard

Healthy Living
Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé
Grub By Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry
Ecoholic Body by Adria Vasil

What Non-Fiction book do you recommend to everyone?


  1. I used to read more non-fiction than fiction before I started blogging too, but then I got distracted by all the lovely fiction reviews on other blogs!

    Thanks for the recommendations in this post, I've read Half the Sky and am keen to read many of the others.

  2. So many great recommendations, I haven't read any of these!! They all sound fantastic.

  3. You've listed some great titles :) If you liked the Kaling book I think you'd love Tina Fey's Bossypants. SO funny!

    One of the nonfiction books I've been recommending like crazy is The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne. It's a great read

  4. I read and really enjoyed Infidel, too! Have you read Reading Lolita in Tehran? That's really good, too!

    My Non-Fiction Post

  5. You have such a diverse collection of non-fiction! I'm amazed! I always recommend "The Widow Clicquot." It's an amazing book! (I posted a review on my Day Four post. Check it out if you like inspiring books about strong, successful women!)

  6. Oh, you have some great picks here!!! I really want to read the Kaling book and Half the Sky!

  7. Okay, I am definitely adding the teacher book and One Dollar a Day to my TBR. Great list, so diverse.


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