>> Wednesday, March 14, 2007
My good friend Joy, over at Thoughts of Joy is sponsoring a Non Fiction Five Challenge. This one is scheduled for May – September, so that gives me plenty of time to read 5 non-fiction books without having to read exclusively non-fiction for the duration of the challenge. I hate self-help books, but I do enjoy history, biography, and the occasional true-crime book. It looks like Joy has made the rules lenient enough that I can legally join in.
I’ve been pondering possible titles for NF5 ever since Joy announced it, and it’s time to officially sign up and post a list of probable and possible titles. I don’t have to finalize this list till the end of April, but here are the books I’m considering:
- Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris (I'm already planning to read this for the Chunkster Challenge so I'll probably overlap just this one book for both challenges)
- The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman
- Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust by Sarah Olgivie and Scott Miller
- The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life by Steve Leveen
- Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White
- The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr
- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
- No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks by Ed Viesturs
- The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins by Dean Jensen
- Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado
- Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Actually I really want to read all of these eventually, but I’ll need to narrow down which of them I’ll plan to read within the NF5 Challenge time frame.