Wrapping Up: 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads

31 Days of Great Nonfiction Books to Read

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads” series that just wrapped up. I had a lot of fun picking out 31 books, and trying to balance the types of nonfiction I featured. As an easy-to-peruse list, here are all 31 books that were featured in the series:

  1. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
  2. It’s Not About the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels by Polly Evans
  3. I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
  4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  5. The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
  6. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  7. We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance by David Howarth
  8. My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs
  9. Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
  10. Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene
  11. Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years by Michael Collins
  12. The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman
  13. Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man’s Tour of Duty Inside the IRS by Richard Yancey
  14. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
  15. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
  16. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  17. The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig
  18. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8 Lee
  19. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
  20. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  21. An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary
  22. Two for the Road: Our Love Affair With American Food by Jane and Michael Stern
  23. Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer
  24. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M. Norman
  25. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
  26. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  27. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent
  28. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  29. Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT by Jane Stern
  30. The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven
  31. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with this series, and that you’ve found some books you’re interested in reading. If the posts have been helpful, I’d love it if you’d subscribe to continue receiving my posts: you can subscribe via email, or you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

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