31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads

Love nonfiction books? So do I, so much so that as part of The Nester‘s annual “31 Days of” linkup, I’m writing about “31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads.”

Some may be familiar already. Some are newer. Some are old favorites. What they all have in common is that they’re nonfiction books that I’ve really enjoyed, and often recommend.

I hope you’ll find some new ideas, or are motivated to push some books higher up your “to be read” list.

I also hope you’ll share some of your favorite nonfiction books, especially ones that aren’t as well know.

Please join me beginning October 1, and every day during October I’ll be posting about a new nonfiction book that I love and recommend!

I’ll update this page to include all the posts I’ve written.

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  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