y2pk's Nonfiction Reading List for 2011
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Hi, I like the idea of this group. Rather than sign up for a challenge this year, I decided to go at my own pace and keep a list of what I've read. So far, with no advance planning of any sort, it's almost evenly split between fiction (14) and nonfiction (13). For what it's worth, thought I'd post the nonfiction segment of my list here.
1. Ginger: My Story by Ginger Rogers (Reviewed)
2. The Essential Lewis and Clark edited by Landon Y. Jones (reviewed)
3. The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic by David Shenk (4 stars)
4. Talking About Detective Fiction by P. D. James (Reviewed)
5. The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War by Roy Morris, Jr. (Reviewed)
6. Great Exploration Hoaxes by David Roberts (Reviewed)
7. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of A Book Addict by John Baxter (Reviewed)
8. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth (Reviewed)
9. Ordinary Heroes: The Journal of a French Pioneer in Alberta by Marcel Durieux (4 1/2 stars)
10. Indian Chiefs by Russell Freedman (5 stars)
11. Land of the Burnt Thigh: A Lively Story of Women Homesteaders on the South Dakota Frontier by Edith Eudora Kohl (Reviewed)
12. Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home by Matthew Pinsker (Reviewed)
13. Frances Farmer: The Life and Films of a Troubled Star by Peter Shelley (Early Reviewer Rec'd)(Reviewed)
I'm currently a little over halfway through Roy Morris, Jr.'s biography of the Civil War general, Sheridan: The Life and Wars of General Phil Sheridan, which I expect will be number 14.
Your list is interesting! I'm also a reader of homesteading/pioneering journals and Lewis and Clark stuff. I like books about books, although Pound of Paper wasn't one of my favorites. Have also read several by Geneen Roth, although not her latest.
Pound of Paper and Geneen Roth's Women Food & God are neither one favorites of mine. Win some, lose some. ;-)
A better book by Roth (I think) is one I read last year, The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It.
If you are doing just a list, http://www.librarything.com/groups/bookofthemonthclub is a nice group for it :)
Interesting list above :)
Thanks for the goup recommendation, AnnieMod. I'm going to watch for a while before deciding.
:) It's basically a monthly post for what you read last month. When I am not behind on marking books as read, it is a good place for summary. So you are welcome to join - or just to lurk and see what people are reading :)
Good review of Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home, sorry to hear it doesn't talk much about the cottage and the grounds of the Soldiers' Home. I've spent some time there and it's an interesting place, with some interesting people. When I was there in the 90's they had over 100 WW I veterans living there.
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