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    Non-Fiction Five Challenge


    Even though I told myself I would not join another shorter than six months book challenge, and yet here I am! The Non-Fiction Five Challenge runs from May to September 2008. It’s five books, and at least one of them should be a different genre of non fiction (memoir, history, etc). Am I going to complete this? Who knows. Here is my tenative list which is subject to change at any time of course. I have no intention of reading all of these books, but they are just a few books that I have been inclined to. 

    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
    Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832 by Stella Tillyard
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
    How to read a book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren
    Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Faith D’Alusio
    Happier by Tal Ben Shahara
    Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
    Watching the English by Kate Fox
    The Ingenuity Gap by Thomas Homer Dixon
    The Upside of Down by Thomas Homer Dixon
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
    Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease by Sharon Moalem
    The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
    …and probably a few other books.