Armchair BEA – Book Discussion: Non-Fiction Books

I’m the first to admit that I’m not a huge non-fiction book reader. Have I read them? Sure. But there is something to say about losing yourself in a fictional story whether realistic or not. I also have a hard time finding non-fiction books that I actually want to read. I think currently there are like 2 on my TBR list, Terry Francona’s book, Tina Fey’s book and Rick Springfield’s book.

To Read Non-Fiction:

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Read Non-Fiction:

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I guess part of the problem is I’m not really sure where to start with a non-fiction book. Who’s life is fascinating enough that I would want to read about them for a day or two? So tell me non-fiction readers, what do you like to read?

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8 Comments

  1. Tina Fey’s book is so so funny! I’ve heard great things about the Springfield too. (On a side note I think I heard that he has a fiction book coming out soon) I’d love to get to the Francona, my family are big Boston fans and I bet there are a lot of good tidbits in there.

    1. I love a good Boston fan. 🙂 My mom actually went and met Francona when he was doing the book signing. She gave him a nip of Jack Daniels for 2004. HA. I really need to read it. I would definitely suggest the Joe Torre book too as a Boston fan. It was interesting to read that stuff.

  2. Ha ha, I’m guessing you like baseball? I can’t recommend anything along those lines, and I don’t tend to read biographies – sometimes memoirs. For non-fiction I like to read books that teach me something new about the world and culture and so on. I recently read Salt Sugar Fat and that was excellent. I also loved Made to Break: A History of Planned Obsolescence which was all about why our toasters and light bulbs die so quickly when they really don’t need to, as well as where all our technological crap goes when we throw it out. It’s fascinating! You can see more suggestions on my post today. 🙂

  3. I am not a big non-fiction reader, but I just posted about The Widow Clicquot. Check out my review & try the book! It’s AMAZING! I also like The History of the Restaurant. It’s a rare book published by Harvard Press. If you are a foodie, you’ll love it! One last tip- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp.

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