Sunday, January 16, 2011

Challenge - 2011 Non-Fiction Challenge

Well, I figure that as long as I'm piling things onto my reading list, I may as well sign up for the 2011 Non-Fiction Challenge hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I'm not sure how many non-fiction books I'm going to knock out this year, but last year I had several, including a couple books about science, a couple about economics and a couple about history, so this year will probably see some as well. In fact, I have six unread books by Tyler Cowen that I've been meaning to get to and a biography of Thomas Jefferson I need to read, so I'm pretty sure I'll have plenty of books to choose from.

Here's the challenge:
  • Culture: Non-fiction books about different cultures, religions and foreign lands; memoirs and biographies count.
  • Art: Non-fiction books about anything art related (painters, music, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.) Memoirs or biographies of any people related to the arts count.
  • Food: Food memoirs, anything related to food industry, or food lifestyles
  • Medical: anything related to the medical field - industry memoirs, memoirs about illnesses (mental included), diseases, etc.
  • Travel: travelogues, industry memoirs, travel guides, etc.
  • Memoir/Biography: Self-explanatory
  • Money: Anything related to finances, economics, history of money, financial improvement, etc.
  • Science/Nature: Anything related to any scientific field, memoirs count.
  • History: Anything history related - events, biographies of historic figures, etc.
I'm not going to pick specific books at this point, and I'm not going to commit to a particular level of participation, but I'm looking forward to knocking some non-fiction books off of my Mount To-Be-Read and hope to get as many as I can read and reviewed before the year is done. Anyone who wants to jump in can just hop on over on this link, and sign up too.


  1. Thanks for joining in with us!! Good luck with the challenge!

  2. I have been reading more non-fiction over the last year or so.... I have read some pretty good ones. If you need some suggestions, let me know.

    Kat @ A Journey in Reading