Armchair BEA 2013: Non-fiction

Armchair BEA

Day 4:  Non-Fiction

Day 1 was a total blast for me with Introductions.
Day 2 was about Blog Development
Day 3 was also giveaway day – don’t miss my post, I have 4 books for grab!
Day 4 is also about Ethics in Blogging



Do I read Non-Fiction? yes, a lot.

I used to read always 1 fiction and 2 non-fiction (one begin  religion) books at the same time. A bit less now under the pressure of finishing books for tours.
I know, that’s bad, and I keep promising I won’t sign up for so many tours, and then here you go, I receive this proposal of a virtual book tour for a fabulous book that seriously, I can’t refuse…

Today’s question prompted me to look through all the reviews posted (now, my tab of all books reviewed on this blog really came handy!), to see what were my non-fiction reads.

So here are the different categories, and I highlight at least 1 book for each.

Click on the book covers to access my reviews – some are really older reviews, and I was not giving as many details as in my recent reviews, sorry:

NATURE, 3 books

fire season

SCIENCE, 3 books



i and thou

HISTORY, 6 books

I loved very much 4 of them:

Matti Friedman, The Aleppo Codex (2012) audio
Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010)
Erik Larson, In The Garden of Beasts (2011) audio


the worst hard time


tolstoy and the purple chair is that a fish

BIOGRAPHY, 9 books

The Black Count LAST

I also enjoyed a lot
Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life (2011)

RELIGION, 15 books

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses

TRAVEL, 18 books

The reason of this high number being my 52 countries challenge and my numerous books on France

the greater journey Le Road Trip



12 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2013: Non-fiction

  1. I have so many nonfiction favorites. A few of my recent loves: The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne and The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.

    There’s no better way to learn than to read nonfiction. In my opinion anyway 😉


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