It’s no secret that I haven’t really felt like reading lately. I’ve hardly read a thing since Rhythm of War came out in November, and none of what I have read – with one nonfiction exception – has made much of an impression on me. Over the years, I tend to go through reading moods, where I want to read only classics or only fantasy or only YA or only mysteries etc. Since November, I don’t seem to be interested in anything except nonfiction (hence the one exception).
The thing is, I’m SUPER picky about nonfiction. It takes me forever to get through a title, and half the time, I read part of a book and that’s enough. Most years, only about 10% of my reading comes from nonfiction, sprinkled into the rest of my reads. And the few times that I go on nonfiction kicks, my finished-books and reviews on the blog tend to be few and far between. Like now.
I do have a lot of nonfiction on my to-read list at the moment. (So much that it’s daunting – more nonfic than I usually read in three years!) And yet, I’m interested in adding to it. Even if I only get through a fraction of these, this is my current list:
- Off Menu by Nell McShane Wulfhart (in progress)
- Compete to Create by Michael Gervais and Pete Carroll
- Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science by Robert Sapolsky
- Coffeeland by Augustine Sedgewick
- Strong Women Life Each Other Up by Molly Galbraith
- Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
- Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
- It Could Be Worse: A Girlfriend’s Guide for Runners who Detest Running by Beth Probst
- Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health by Alessio Fasano
- The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer by David Roche
- This is All I Got by Lauren Sandler
- What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
- The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
- Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton
- Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
- Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom by Monty Don
- Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry
- Testimony by Mark Chadbourn
- Understanding Exposure. by Bryan Peterson
What else should I add? Help me make this an even more impossible list! Heh.