We’re back for more Nonfiction November – a series of posts celebrating nonfiction and why you should read it. You can find our Week One post here – along with a bunch of comments on books we had to immediately add to our to-be-read lists.
For Week Two, we were (okay, I, Holly was) struggling to put together a list of books on a particular topic. I looked at the nonfiction books that I want to read and suggested my topics to my sister. Weather? Books about reading? Or Weird Books about Data?
Amanda was unimpressed with my random categories. She posted last week that she wants to read some modern American History, so we came up with a list of books we’d both like to read on that subject. (Maybe we need a nonfiction sister read-along soon!)
20th Century American History Gun In Act One Reading List
Issac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson – Erik Larson is the man
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Hugette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman – This has gotten rave reviews from other NFNers!
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan – Quite the contrast to one directly above
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown – Another one that we’ve seen a lot of praise for
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson – Thanks to a comment last week from Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan – I have been waiting for this to be available at the library!
Any recommendations to add to this list? Or, any weird books about data to add to Holly’s list?