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Favourite Non-Fiction

Description: Let us know your choices for best non-fiction of any genre.

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1
823 members, 50 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

2
1,926 members, 47 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): Fascinating glimpses at a journalist covering the entire continent of Africa; enlightening and illuminating.

3
712 members, 11 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): Memoir of a young woman who joined a convent and details of her life within it.

4
158 members, 3 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4)

Score: 2.83

5
145 members, 2 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

ahef1963 (5): American nun and priest walk the Pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

6
3,969 members, 283 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

ahef1963 (6): Can't recommend this book too highly. Shocking and redemptive.

7
6,061 members, 237 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

ahef1963 (7): Stunning memoir of life in Iran in graphic novel format.

8
486 members, 33 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): Best true crime novel I've ever read.

9
934 members, 54 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (9): Immensely powerful memoir of a young journalist kidnapped and tortured in Somalia.

10
300 members, 4 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

ahef1963 (10): I have a lifelong fascination in Orthodox Judaism, and for that reason this book is indispensable.

11
5,658 members, 157 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

12
184 members, 4 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

13
420 members, 6 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

14
9,269 members, 207 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Score: 2.07

15
8,579 members, 224 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15)

Score: 2.03

16
1,692 members, 37 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (16): Not just an autobiography but excellent social history as well.

17
1,978 members, 54 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Young woman's memoir of nursing during the First World War. Some of it is heartbreaking.

18
7,699 members, 489 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Score: 1.94

19
8,159 members, 205 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Score: 1.92

Explanations:

ahef1963 (19): Meticulously detailed investigation into Fundamentalist Mormonism in Utah and Arizona. I couldn't put it down.

20
2,539 members, 91 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Score: 1.89

21
4 members, 0 reviews

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

22
4,799 members, 197 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

23
1,682 members, 39 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): Immersive memoir of Conroy's year spent teaching Gullah children on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.

24
13,059 members, 299 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

Explanations:

ahef1963 (24): An almost unbelievable account of Krakauer's summit of Mount Everest and the disaster that occurs on top of the world's highest mountain.

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