Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Books for Readers who Like Nonfiction
For readers that like nonfiction, here are some of our favorites!
*I opted to divide my books into the marketed audience. I will say that all of the books I listed below cross age levels and would be appreciated by all ages.*
1. For Children:
Locomotive by Brian Floca
My husband and I loved reading this with our son. Adults (with or without children) will enjoy this book just as much as children will. It is beautifully written.
2. For Middle Grades:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
It is difficult to put words to this book. It is a stunning masterpiece that will appreciated for years to come. If you haven’t read it, I promise it is worth the hype.
3. For Young Adults:
Dreaming in Indian, Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Leatherdale
Readers get lost in the contemporary Native American Voices of this anthology which features a combination of art, photography, poetry, and prose.
4. For Adults:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Ahh, let me count the ways I love this book. Many of my high schools loved the writing of this text. It is marketed for adults, but the beauty of story makes it a book that touches many lives. This is one of my all-time favorite books.
5. For Professional Development/Writers:
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
This text taught me a lot about writing and made me want to drop everything and crawl into a cave to write. If you aren’t inspired to write after reading this book…then I shall bake you a pie.
Nonfiction is one of the genres that many of my students are not interested in (though I try to get them into it!). Here are 5 nonfiction books that I wish my students would read because they are awesome.
All of these books are on my list for the same reason: Because they made me completely fascinated about the time period or topic. They all are told in a mix of informational and narrative to keep the reader entertained, they all are about a topic not widely written/talked about (except Amelia), and they all are just filled with such a ridiculous amount of information.
1. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
2. The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
3. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong
4. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disapperance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
Honorary (because I’m not done yet). The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Which books would you recommend to readers who like nonfiction?