Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!
Non-Fiction News and Resources
- As part of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the Anthony Award nominees in nonfiction have been announced and they include a book called Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes which was one of the first nonfiction ARCs I ever reviewed
- Similarly, that same book and some other great, mystery-related nonfiction are being nominated for the Agatha Awards
- This really interesting post asks why we compare the best nonfiction to fiction. Good question! Personally I think it might be to counter the bad rap nonfiction often gets for being dry. When I read a great nonfiction book, I want even people who typically read fiction to realize that this book is exciting.
- Here are some awesome, science nonfiction recommendations – all books I’d like to get to!
- And if that’s not enough for your TBR list, here are this week’s exciting new releases:
- Within Arm’s Length: A Secret Service Agent’s Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
- Gender in the Media
- Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880-1940
- The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
- Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds
Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll)
Thanks for the link to the list at Angry Bear. Those books would build on the book that I reviewed this week.
It’s true! It could be fun to read books that cover different periods in the history of science, like the one you reviewed, and then finish up with some books about modern science.
I finally have a non-fiction review up this week! 🙂 Some great finds and releases this week – I’m especially excited for The Grapes of Math; anything with a math pun is bound to be either very cheesy (which I like) or very math-heavy (which I also like). The science non-fiction recs are also wonderful! I read The Selfish Gene back when I took evolutionary psych in college, but I think it’s worth a re-read. Thanks for sharing, and having a nice weekend!
I actually haven’t read The Selfish Gene yet, even though I’ve been hearing about for years. I should really get to it sometime! Thanks for linking up! 🙂
Little Curlew Press
Good point! It’s like fiction becomes code for “well written.” But as long as it gets more readers to read good nonfiction, that’s OK with us. 🙂 Thanks for weighing in and the mention.
I agree! I think it’s too bad nonfiction gets such a bad rap sometimes, but if comparing it to fiction gets people to read more, it’s all for the good 🙂
Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf
Yes, I sooo agree! Non-fiction can be exciting, too! Great links this week. (as always)
Exactly! I’ve read nonfiction where I get completely swept up in the story, just as much as in really good fiction.