Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A List

So I've been thinking about what books I want to read for Joy's Non-Fiction Five Challenge and I think I finally have it narrowed down.

In no particular order:

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Yes, this is the abridged version; I wish I had the time to read all six volumes, but unfortunately, I've yet to find a safe way to clone myself. Alas.

Granuaile: Ireland's Pirate Queen by Anne Chambers. OK, now don't tell, but I started reading this book this morning. OK, tried to read this book, but I was so bored! I'm going to substitute this book instead: The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O'Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea by Barbara Sjoholm.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. I've had this book on my shelf for a year now, always meaning to pick it up.

Nothing But Red.

I'm not sure what the fifth book will be. I'm reading a couple now that would qualify (The Western Canon, The Well-Educated Mind, The Meaning of Sunglasses, and The Child That Books Built), but maybe I should keep this last spot "open," in case something else comes along.


Joy said...

Welcome to the Non-Fiction Five Challenge, Hayden! I enjoyed reading through your list. Three Cups of Tea is a possibility for me, too. I have heard nothing but good about that book.

Happy Reading! :)

Maggie said...

You will love Three Cups of Tea! :)

hayden said...

Joy: Thanks! I was really excited to see this challenge and I can't wait for it to start.

Maggie: Really? Excellent. It's always nice to hear of a positive review of a book before you read it.

Senior Living Seattle website said...

Keith Thomson is an excellent story-teller, and I'd like to read more of his work, so keep 'em coming, Keith! Thank you for your great imagination and writing ability.