Nonfiction is not a genre I venture into very often. In fact I probably only read 1 nonfiction book a year on average. I normally read for escape so it’s kind of obvious why I would avoid the real stuff.
When I do pick up non-fiction it is usually always history based though a few others sneak in here and there. In fact I probably have more reference books on Archaeology and Egypt than any normal person should and I’ve read them all…numerous times. I’ll try to share some of my favorites and show a bit of variety.
- I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osborne – It’s about Ozzy…by Ozzy…it’s vulgar, crazy, and addictive.
- The Tigeress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev – A biography about Caterina Riario Sforza, a prominent Renaissance woman from Italy
- The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed – Centers around the Hemings family that were slaves at Thomas Jefferson’s estates.
- Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline by Gwen Cooper – An amazing story about one seriously awesome cat named Homer, who is blind.
Books About Books
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster – It’s kind of literary criticism book, but it has a lot of wit and humor in it. There is a section with a couple eating fried chicken I will NEVER forget.
- The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett – It’s about a man who loves books so much that he begins to steal them.
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berndt – Centers around a murder in Savannah in 1981
- The Mountains of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass – It’s about the many pyramids of Egypt of course
- Imagining Egypt by Mark Millmore – This is more of a reference book with sections of heirogylphs, site reconstruction, and mythology
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk – Everything from first actual appereance of zombies in entertainment to history based myths.
- Chariot of the Gods by Erik von Daniken – Ancient Astronaut Theory…I don’t really believe it but this book was super interesting.
So there you go! Feel free to leave some recommendations if you have any, I’m always open to reading more nonfiction.