I like nonfiction books that make me think about the world in a new way, that expose or explain something that enlightens and educates me. I also like nonfiction books that tell a story that I think I know well in a way that makes me realize, maybe I don’t know it at all. They should be well-written, and if applicable, well researched. Memoirs don’t have to be written by people who have only lived extraordinary lives, as long as you can tell your story well, I want to read it. Here are the nonfiction books that have done those things, in no particular order.
- Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s by Thomas DeBaggio
- Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook
- Trip of the Tongue: Cross Country Travels in Search of America’s Languages by Elizabeth Little
- The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm & Family by Jim Minick
- The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You by Eli Pariser
- Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia by Joe Sacco
- Columbine by Dave Cullen
- People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
So tell me, which nonfiction books have you read and loved? Help my ever-growing TBR continue to grow! Share your links below.