Monday, March 20, 2006

Non-Fiction Favorites

As you can see, I don't read as much non-fiction as I do fiction. There was a time in my life that I never read fiction. Things change...

What Matters Most by Hyrum W. Smith
Storyteller in Zion by Orson Scott Card
Reflections of a Scientist by Henry Eyring
Fooling With Words by Bill Moyer
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol
Island in the Center of the World by Russel Shorto
The Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang
The Greatest Salesman by Og Mandino
John Adams by David McCullough
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Book of Mormon
New Testament
Doctrine and Covenants
Pearl of Great Price


Alyson said...

A few years back I read MacArthur's Undercover War. It was about spies and sabotage in the Pacific prior to and during WWII. It was such an interesting book. If it had been fiction I would have thought the author was ridiculously giving the "good guys" an unbelievable upper hand.

Shaneen said...

I'm glad to see I've read a couple on your list. I don't feel so shallow. I really liked Ben Franklin's biography by Isaacs (I think) and I've read several about Theodore Roosevelt. He is a fascinating person although some of the letters he wrote to his mother when he first went to college were weird. Still, this is a man who overcame his physical limitations and really lived life to the fullest.

Lotus Reads said...

That's a great list. The Sarah Ban Breathnach book (Simple Abundance) has been a favorite of mine for years and for a while I gave copies of it away as birthday or bonvoyage gifts because I felt that every woman needed to own a copy. The book has had a very powerful impact on my life.

Anil said...

Yes, things change. There was a time when I never read Non Fiction, now it's the opposite.