READING LIST FOR BEGINNERS OF NON-FICTION BOOKS

Critically Acclaimed Books for Non-Fiction Book Readers


Reviews By Popular Critics & Publishers
GUARDIAN 4

Little Women

...I know I will remember this book for years to come and it will always feel as if it were almost yesterday that I read it, as it is a book to treasure and keep on a dusty bookshelf to pass on for ge ...

KIRKUS 5

Twilight of the Elites

A harrowing account of Colorado’s Rocky Flats plutonium plant by a woman who grew up nearby.

KIRKUS 3

The Witness

A promising start to a series, provided Roberts can flesh out her derivative heroine.

KIRKUS 5

Private Empire

Leaks, reserves, PACs, hydrofracking, bloated corporate profits and more: all pertinent concerns nicely handled by Coll in this engaging, hard-hitting work.

NY TIMES 5

The Man Without a Face

Gessen’s “Man Without a Face” is altogether different: part psychological profile, part conspiracy study.

KIRKUS 3

Enchantments

Harrison’s rococo prose fits her subject matter, but she adds little to Romanov lore while Rasputin’s story, written at arm’s length, never comes to life.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Treasure Hunt

...Hunt's girlfriend is writing a legal thriller about the very subject of the book, and it takes a moment to figure out which is her ending and which is the story's. Once you've overcome that hurdle, ...

KIRKUS 5

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.

KIRKUS 4

Mirage

With shootouts, knife fights and supertech spying, Cabrillo and company battle from the Aral Sea to the U.S...Above-average action from Cussler.

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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Stranger in a Strange Land

A Room of One's Own

Götzen-Dämmerung

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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True Love

Emerson in His Journals