Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NONFICTION-NONMEMOIRS ; MEMORABLE MEMOIRS Reading Challenges

Ahhh!, phew!  The last of the challenges.  I never read enough non-fiction these days, only 4 last year and I have quite of few nonfiction books on the shelf that I have put off.  It's only fitting I dedicate some of my time to reading a little bit of non-fiction, also.  I come from a science background, love philosophy, and I love memoirs, so these two challenges are perfect for me:

2012 Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge and 2012 Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge, click on these links for more info :).

2012 NON-FICTION NON-MEMOIR Reading Challenge
For this challenge I have chosen the Bachelor's Degree :) 15 nonfiction books level, and they will be mostly Science&Medicine/Philosophy&Religion/Sociology/Politics
1. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
2. After Harm: Medical Errors and the Ethics of Forgiveness - Nancy Berlinger
3. The Blood of Strangers - Frank Huyler
4. Second Opinions - Jerome Groopman
5. The Universe in a Single Atom - Dalai Lama
6. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
7. Math for Mystics - Renna Shesso
8. (Science) Stiff by Mary Roach
9. The Anatomy of Hope - Jerome Groopman
10. The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World - Lewis Hyde
11. The Bernard Russell Dictionary of Mind, Matter & Morals - Lester E. Denonn
12. Why We Make Mistakes - Joseph T Hallinan
13. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
14. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
15. The Culture Code by Coltaire Rappaille



 2012 MEMORABLE MEMOIRS Reading Challenge
I have chosen the Autobiographer 5-9 memoirs level for this challenge.  I already have in mind some specific memoirs to read that are already on my bookshelf:
1. The Late Bloomer's Revolution - Amy Cohen
2 Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
3. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
4. I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali
5. Her Last Death - Susanna Sonnenberg
6. The Measure of a Man - Sidney Poitier
7. Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
8. Teacher Man - Frank McCourt
FINISHED 9. (Autobiography) Night by Elie Wiesel

This should be a great year of reading.... time to get crackin' :) ...

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