I’m combining two themes this month: Twitterature (quick looks at books) and 31 Days of Great Nonfiction. What do they create when I put them together? A round up of the great nonfiction I’ve already posted about this year. These are all too good to not be mentioned in the overall series!
I Love Food Memoirs
- Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist. Fabulous food memoir, and her recipes are delicious too.
- Dinner a Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. Yes, it’s a cookbook, but it’s got a lot of stories to go with it.
- Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. If this doesn’t make you want to get into your kitchen and start cooking, I’ll be surprised.
Great Books, But Recommended with Cautions
- Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. Like the TV show? The books are fabulous too.
- Death’s Acre by Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Not for the squeamish, but fascinating look at forensic anthropology and related fields.
- Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown. Astonishing story, well-written and engaging, but because of the horrific events it relates it can be tough to read.
Need Some Inspiration?
- Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith. Excellent book on writing memoirs, but it’s a great book for any sort of writing.
- The 7 Experiment by Jen Hatmaker. Great ideas for doing your own 7 experiment.
Is it a Memoir? Is it a Travelogue? Either way, it’s charming.
- Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff. A touristy look at New York by a native. It might make you cry a bit too.
For more quick looks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs Darcy’s link-up!