Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Favorite Nonfiction Reads #toptentuesday

Ten Books from my favorite genre!

Top Ten Tuesday – June 4

I read a lot of genres – Historical Fiction, Domestic Suspense and Mysteries but lately I’ve been enjoying nonfiction titles – memoirs, essays, true crime. There are endless fascinating subjects and people to learn about. I love getting insight into real stories.

Here are ten of my all time favorite Nonfiction Titles:

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany by Marthe Cohn

At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be. This incredible woman is still alive and still speaking at Book Signings at the age of 92!

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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez

Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.

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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes—and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information.

Goodreads | Amazon


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest. I laughed and cried more than any book I can remember. The original blogger, I highly recommend following The Blogess.

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

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In Pieces by Sally Field

With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships–including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Goodreads | Amazon


Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy by Nicole A. Seitz

Loosely following Conroy’s own chronology, the essays in Our Prince of Scribes wind through his river of a story, stopping at important ports of call. Cities he called home and longed to visit, along with each book he birthed, become characters that are as equally important as the people he touched and loved along the way.

Goodreads | Amazon


I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle’s dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

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QOTD: What’s your favorite genre? Have you read any of the nonfiction reads I listed?


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