Every few years, I go on a short nonfiction kick. I’m not really a big nonfiction reader most of the time, so I take advantage of these times whenever they come up. Over the last couple months, I’ve read and enjoyed tons (for me) of nonfic, including a book on parental psychology (All Joy and No Fun), two memoirs (Choose Your Own Autobiography and Displacement), a history (The Romanov Sisters), and a trauma psychology (The Body Keeps the Score – review forthcoming).
I have a few other nonfiction books on my immediate radar. However, because I rarely read nonfiction and am very picky about those I do read, I really don’t know much of what’s out there! I need some good nonfic recommendations, especially those that work well on audio. Some of you out there are so much smarter than me re: nonfiction, so I’m asking – what’s good? What should I check out?
Preferences: food history/science, psychology, sociological issues, cultural and geographical explorations, religion or history ONLY in a sociological context, cultural anthropology, gender studies of all kinds (including both LGBTQ studies and women’s studies), and light literary analysis. Things I generally don’t enjoy: politics, military history, non-sociological history or religion, inspirational, memoir/diary/journal except in rare cases, biography, letters, self-help, and nonfiction with a very strong bias. I have a directory of all the nonfiction I’ve read and blogged about, and my About section lists a few of my favorite nonfiction works over the last few years.
Thank you, smart bloggers!! I appreciate it. 🙂