After doing the non-fiction meme I’ve been thinking/wanting a non-fiction book to read but I can’t find what I want in my stacks. I have quite a few memoirs but I’m not really in the mood for one of those right now. I’d like something more along the line of social issues or current affairs.
I even went to the library yesterday and I had a quick look through the books but nothing on the new shelves really jumped at me, and I didn’t have time to wander in the stacks. You know which non-fiction books I’d like to check out right now? Here are some that I think would be fascinating:
- Comfortably Numb by Charles Barber. A critical look at an overmedicated country.
- Against Happiness by Eric G. Wilson. I read about this book on NPR. I wonder if he’s read Comfortably Numb?
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Have heard such good things about this book.
- The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. Combines science with speculation to take us on an audacious tour of what the planet might be like without us.
I am trying not to splurge right now because there’s a book sale coming up in a couple of weeks so for now I’ll see if I can put one of these on hold at the library.
And, so it’s back to the world of fiction for me. Currently I’m enjoying Immortal by Traci L. Slatton. Hope everyone is enjoying their sunday. I’ll be reading, maybe going to the bookstore and I’ll try to check in with other Sunday Salon readers.