Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Terrible Truth About TBR: Non-Fiction

I have good news: I've gotten my mind right. I have just joined the TBR Challenge and selected 12 books from my TBR that I've been meaning to get around to for some time. These selections will be posted in my next blog entry, and the list is a pretty good mixture of fiction and non-fiction.

Poor old Vanity Fair is pulling double-duty. It's the first book on both the Chunkster Challenge list and the TBR Challenge list.

Now, back to my list. There's not much logic and scarcely any order to the non-fiction side of Mt. TBR, so here goes:


5 Things We Cannot Change -David Richo
If You Really Loved Me -Ann Rule
Worth More Dead -Ann Rule
Empty Promises -Ann Rule
Starvation Heights -Gregg Olsen
The Poet And The Murderer -Simon Worrall
Eats, Shoots and Leaves -Lynne Truss
A Beautiful Mind -Sylvia Nasar
Salt -Mark Kurlansky
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! -Richard Feynman
Grizzly! Real-Life Animal Attacks -Allen Ury
The Story Of Chocolate [children's book and audiobook] -Katie Daynes
Tell It To The King -Larry King
White Man Returns -Agnes Keith
Between Silk And Cyanide -Leo Marks
Introduction To Korean History And Culture -Andrew C. Nahm
Korea Bug -J.Scott Burgeson
A Daughter Of Han -Ida Pruitt
Gateway To Canada [don't know the author; CanadaBoy's dog chewed off the front cover]
A History Of Quebec Nationalism -Gilles Gougeon
Rising Tide -John Barry
The Hungry Ocean -Linda Greenlaw
Confessions Of A Parish Priest -Andrew Greeley
Hour Of Gold, Hour Of Lead -Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Not Without My Daughter -Betty Mamoody with William Hoffer
Ten Thousand Sorrows -Elizabeth Kim
After All -Mary Tyler Moore
The Hiding Place -Corrie Ten Boom
Slackjaw -Jim Knipfel
Widow -Lynn Caine
Round Ireland With A Fridge -Tony Hawks
Big Cotton -Stephen Yafa
John Gardner: Literary Outlaw -Barry Silesky
The Inner Elvis -Peter Whitmer
Still Life With Rice -Helie Lee
The Autobiography Of Malcolm X -Malcolm X and Alex Haley
A Pound Of Paper -John Baxter
A Distant Mirror -Barbara Tuchman
How To Cook A Wolf -MFK Fisher
Poet Of The Appetites [a biography of MFK Fisher] -Joan Reardon
Murder In Coweta County -Margaret Anne Barnes
Brunelleschi's Dome -Ross King
My Life And Hard Times -James Thurber


Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have really enjoyed reading yours.

I can totally relate to your Mt. TBR. I have a huge list as well.

I have Rebecca pulling double duty on my TBR and Classics challenge. I actually didn't get into the Chunkster challenges as I found out about it all too late. One of my TBR's would definitely qualify as a Chunkster though. THE FAR PAVILIONS is 900 pgs. :) Oh well, maybe next time.

Happy reading!

Literary Feline said...

I eagerly await your thoughts on Vanity Fair. I have that on my TBR shelf. I didn't select it for the Chunkster Challenge this time around as I wanted to be realistic about the number of fat books I took on, but someday . . . !

Good luck with the challenges!