To be honest, I don't read very much nonfiction. (Part of me wants to hyphenate nonfiction, but that doesn't seem right... Oh, to be lost in the mind of an English teacher - guess I'll just go with my gut and leave it without the hyphen.) Back to reading nonfiction - I want to change that about myself, but I sometimes find that nonfiction is just too dry for my tastes. Plus, I simply prefer the idea of getting lost in another time or place or lives of characters. That sense of immersion, that feeling of being transported is much harder for me to achieve with nonfiction, even when I'm reading memoirs. One of the things I promised myself this year was to try to read a bit more nonfiction than I would normally. As such, here's a list of nonfiction books I've marked on Goodreads as ones that pique my interest and might challenge my thinking.
1. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
2. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit for Less by Greg McKeown
3. Free Will by Sam Harris
4. Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson
5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
6. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things No One Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon
7. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris
8. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill
9. Teaching Big History by Richard B. Simon
10. Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write by Henriette Ann Klauser
I'll be looking for these online and at the public library; I absolutely have to draw the line at spending money on nonfiction books. C'mon now, there are way too many fabulous novels out there that I need to purchase. The nonfiction ones will have to be freebies. Haha!