Exploring My Bookshelves: Stacks of My Favorite Nonfiction Books

“Exploring My Bookshelves” is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds. Since Victoria is on vacation, I’m following along with Shannon at For the Love of Words since she has created her own topics.

How it works:
  1. Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
  2. Write something on the day’s prompt.
  3. Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
  4. Link back to Victoria’s post.

My bookshelf:
my bookcase
my bookcase
This week’s topic:

Favorite nonfiction

I enjoy reading nonfiction books, especially those that are based in psychology, social science, literature, history, or mythology. I forgot to include Christian Rudder’s Dataclysm in my nonfiction stacks but in the stacks are:

Stack 1

The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

Why is the Penis Shaped Like That by Jesse Bering

A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter by Meg Jay

Stack 2

Quiet by Susan Cain

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda

World History for Dummies by Peter Haugen

Stack 3

Mad Kings & Queens by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm

What are some of your favorite nonfiction books?

5 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Stacks of My Favorite Nonfiction Books

  1. ….so, I am guilty of owning a copy of The Black Jacobins [for several years] and have yet to read it! Don’t laugh but after hitting a special time of life I find myself consulting Christiane Norththrup, M.D.’s The Wisdom of Menopause with some frequency! The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson) and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot) are favorites of mine.

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    1. Lol, The Wisdom of Menopause sounds good. I know some of my family members would like to read it and I’ve heard great things about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
      You should give The Black Jacobins a try when you get the chance. It might make you angry, though. I got so upset, I started to write in the margins and I hardly ever do that.

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  2. Travel adventure is the largest part of my non fiction collection, i love to read about other peoples experiences of travel and adventures ❤ ❤ ❤

    I must have something like 500 -1000 in that in that section! Lol

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