Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge

"A Nod to Nonfiction"
Hosted by Tammy at Tammy's Book Nook.

What is your favorite non-fiction book, and why? One of my all-time favorite books is The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Reading this memoir of a Dutch Christian women imprisoned in a concentration camp during World War II was a life-changing event for me!

What genre(s) do you enjoy, and are there particular writers that you would recommend to others? My favorite non-fiction reads are memoirs and biographies. I loved Michael J. Fox's Lucky Man and am looking forward to his new memoir Always Looking Up. Anne Lamott's work is very good too. By the way, I've read some of Alice Sebold's powerful memoir Lucky for the read-a-thon today.

If you don't read non-fiction, why not? I do read non-fiction, but I read a lot more fiction. I think that is because much of the time I like my reading to be a form of "escapism."


  1. I like nonfiction, too. I read a wide variety of books... CHEERS!

  2. I've wanted to read The Hiding Place for years! I don't know why I haven't read it yet.

  3. For the third year running I have not been able to particpate :(
    another thing that couldn't be rescheduled. Here's hoping for the next one.

    I loved The Hiding Place too.

  4. I couldn't agree with you more...The Hiding Place is a great book. We were assigned to read it in the 7th grade and it has stayed with me all this time, so much so I gave my daughter a copy.

  5. I will have to look into The Hiding Place. I have never read it before!