Daily Archives: January 22, 2007

Non Fiction Challenge

I’m taking up another reading challenge…this one is sponsored by Joy at Thoughts of Joy. It is a nonfiction challenge held from May through September and the goal is to read five non fiction books over the five months. I’ve received a couple of new non-fiction books lately (a gift from my good friend, Katy, and an Easter gift from my mother), so I’ve revamped and completely changed my book choices for this challenge!!

Here are my updated selections in no particular order:

1. The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren (completed June 17, 2007; read a review here.)
2. The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, A Death, and American’s Dilemma, by Alex Kotlowitz (completed June 20, 2007; read a review here.)
3. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson (completed September 12, 2007; read a review here)
4. Lucky, by Alice Sebold (completed June 10, 2007; read a review here.)
5. Coronary: A True Story of Medicine Gone Awry, by Stephen Klaidman (completed August 6, 2007; read a review here.)

UPDATE and RECAP of Challenge:

I completed this challenge on September 12, 2007. My least favorite book was The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren. My favorite was Coronary, by Stephen Klaidman, closely followed by The Devil in the White City and The Other Side of the River. I appreciated that this challenge got me to read some of the great non fiction books I have had collecting dust on my TBR shelf! Thank you, Joy, for hosting such a great challenge!