Need more nonfiction

June 16, 2009

liberty-and-tyranny There used to be a time when I read a good deal of nonfiction books along with all the novels I speed through, but it’s been a while since I’ve done that. I should really try to strike a bit more of a balance, though, so I decided to compile a list of nonfiction books that I want to get through in the near future. I’m thinking a 3:1 ratio of fiction to nonfiction would be good enough. That’s what I’ll aim for for now.

  • Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin — I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and it’s been the No.1 bestseller in the Hardcover Nonfiction category for 11 weeks now. It’s available for Kindle, too, which is a bonus.
  • Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy — This is another book that has received rave reviews. This one was written after Dungy lost his son to suicide, and has been on my radar for a long, long time. Unfortunately, I just keep forgetting to actually order it. I’ll do it soon, though.
  • The Girls from Ames by Jeffry Zaslow — I used to love Zaslow’s column “All that Zazz” in the Tribune, and think he’s a wonderful writer. This book is about a group of Iowa women whose friendship endures for years and years, despite real life intervening.
  • Some fitness book — I recently started Kettlebell training, but am not really doing any focused workouts. I need a book that will get me going in the right direction so I can lose weight and tone my muscles.
  • A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O’Reilly — Say what you want about O’Reilly’s politics, I happen to like his writing style. He is actually a very good storyteller, and his memoirs are often instructive as well.

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