So here’s a book I’d never heard anyone talk about before, but when Walker Books offer to send one my way – while it took me a while to decide – I gave it a chance.
I wasn’t sure how it would go, since I’m only just getting into nonfiction and this is over 400 pages, which will have been double the size of my longest nonfiction read so far. But I love learning about history, and so here we are today.
Let’s dive into Symphony for the city of the dead!
Title: Symphony for the city of the dead
Author: M.T. Anderson
Publisher: Walker Books
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Nonfiction, History, Biography
Number of Pages: 456
Continue reading Seeing how music played a big part in the war, with all the consequences too…Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
My first, proper nonfiction book of this year. And hopefully not my last.
I didn’t know how this was going to go. I don’t read nonfiction – why would I do that when I can read about magic and faeries and dragons in fantasy books? Buuuuut my love for history is gently drawing me into nonfiction, so here we are today.
Let’s dive into Hiroshima!
Author: John Hersey
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Nonfiction, History
Number of Pages: 208
Continue reading Delving into nonfiction to find out what actually happened all those years ago | Hiroshima by John Hersey
Well this was meant to go up Wednesday. But things happened, and it meant this review had to be delayed slightly, since I had no time to write it. But never fear, it’s here now.
Of course I read this graphic memoir in January. I’ve been after it for months, and after finally getting it for Christmas, I wanted to read it as soon as possible. I would have read it immediately, but I wanted it to count towards my 2017 Goodreads challenge, not my 2016 one. Anyone else get that towards the end of a year?
Let’s dive into The Complete Maus!
Title: The Complete Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Series Status: A bindup of volumes 1 & 2 of Maus
Genre: Nonfiction, Graphic Memoir, History
Number of Pages: 296
Continue reading Sitting down and listening to the woeful tale of World War II…The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Guys, you’re taking over my blog.
At least for today, anyway.
This blog is basically one huge recommendation for reading. There’s an endless amount of books talked about on here, but even so, there’s even more I’ve not yet discovered.
Now, recently I posted my Reading Resolutions for 2017 video. For those who you who haven’t seen it
(which you totally should, you know. Would be very much appreciated *winks*), three of the resolutions on there are about bringing a difference to my reading taste.
1. I hope to read more nonfiction
2. I hope to read more diversely
and 3. I hope to broaden my genres
Which means I’ve got a lot of book buying to do in 2017. And you know what I need to do that?
Continue reading YOU recommend! It’s time for you guys to take over my blog & make my formidable TBR even longer