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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The TBR shelves, non-fiction


I recently posted the fiction TBR shelves, here's the non-fiction that I'm hanging onto.  I show a definite preference for parenting books, books about religious journeys, and stuff about money.

What non-fiction do you lean towards?
  1. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott
  2. The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
  3. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam  by Karen Armstrong
  4. Through the Narrow Gate, Revised: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery by Karen Armstrong
  5. Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?: A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos  by Laura Bennett
  6. Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life  by Gail Blanke
  7. It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons  edited by Andrea Buchanan
  8. Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It by Andrea J Buchanan
  9. Shakespeare (The Illustrated and Updated Edition) by Bill Bryson
  10. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
  11. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  12. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (Vintage) by Bill Buford
  13. Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl  by Susan Campbell
  14. Pornology: Noun--1: A Good Girl's Guide to Porn; 2: The misadventures of the world's first anthroPORNologist; 3: A Hilarious Exploration of Men, Relationships, and Sex by Ayn Carrillo-Galley
  15. Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More and Argue Less As Your Family Grows 
  16. FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code by Maria Conlon-MvIvor
  17. What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues  by Jessamyn Conrad
  18. Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead  by Tamara Draut
  19. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
  20. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  21. Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence  by Gerard Jones
  22. The Story of My Life: The Restored Classic, Complete and Unabridged, Centennial Edition  by Helen Keller
  23. Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel  by Jean Kilbourne
  24. Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age by Daniel Kindlon
  26. Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
  27. Gift From the Sea (A Vintage Book) by Anne Morrow Lindberg
  28. Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
  29. See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit by Sarah Mlynowski
  30. Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family by Catherine Newman
  31. Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help--and Back  by Jennifer Niesslein
  32. The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke by Angela Nissel
  33. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
  34. Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own by Doreen Orion
  35. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robinson
  36. Baby B by Michael Ryan
  37. You're Not The Boss Of Me: Adventures Of A Modern Mom  by Erika Schickel
  38. Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S.  by Beppe Severgnini
  39. Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman
  40. The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change by Shari MacDonald Strong
  41. Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the Southeastern Conference by Clay Travis
  42. Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop
  43. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
  44. Take the Cannoli : Stories From the New World by Sarah Vowell
  45. The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order by Joan Wickersham
  46. The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal by Victoria Zackheim

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  1. The only book we share on our TBR shelves is The Maternal is Political. I need to get to that soon. When it comes to non-fiction, I lean towards books about parenting, writing, and spirituality. Have a great Sunday!

  2. Eefinitely memoirs and biographies. Besides the literary crit I have from school.

  3. I'm nowhere near as big a reader as you are, but my biggest non fiction collections would be quilting (it's own shelf in the quilt/spare room), books about various games that were hobbies for my husband and I when we still had time to play adult games (backgammon, bridge, Go, etc.), travel (used to love to treat myself to one nice guide wherever we were going), and then random other hobby books that at one time or another I thought I would partake in -- start your own business, become a children's writer, decorating small spaces, birth books, etc. I do enjoy biographies sometimes, but I tend to get them from the library.

  4. I read that last book. It was okay. Don't know if you should waste your valuable time on it. LOL!

  5. That's a lot of nonfiction. I'm embarrassed to say that most of my nonfiction books are cookbooks and craftbooks. Then a handful of parenting and health books... then maybe one or two memoirs/autobiographies.


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