Behold! Another TTT on a Thursday! I’m currently in the midst of preparations for my summer vacation, so I’m not even sure what day is it unless I check in my calendar, so forgive me for this yet again, my sweet readers. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things. This week the topic is: Back to School/Learning Freebie. I chose a sub-topic of nonfiction, and 10 books that are at the top of my nonfiction tbr.
True crime is my rhyme, you already know that. This is one of the best rated and most read one from the genre, so I feel a need to read it some time soon. I’m prepared to be utterly disturbed.
I’ve started this cool book right before college, and even though I was seriously gripped by the first few pages, I couldn’t keep going because of the college preparations so I quit. I plan to give it my full attention next time, hopefully soon.
I’ve already mentioned this biography in my Edward Gorey post, and that I can’t wait for it to be published in November, as it’s a biography on one of my favorite literary/art figures of all time.
Another true crime book, but this I have a very special interest in, because of the show Mindhunter which is based on it, and because I’m extremely interested in John Douglas’s research of the most wicked criminal minds of the 20th century.
I made a mistake and watched the movie first, but it’s been a while now, and it’s safe to say my gold-fish memory has erased most of the details and I can finally read this gripping memoir.
This sounds like a fun book for me, a huge Elizabethan era fan, so I’m hoping it has some quality to it too. There are 3 books in the series, with different eras, but I’ll go with this one first.
Schindler’s List is one of my favorite movies, and one of the most powerful ones I’ve ever watched, so I want to give the book a go too. I know this will be a hard read, but well worth it.
Another true crime? Yes. This is also a special one, first because I’ve read Preston & Child’s fiction books, and truly loved them, and second, because Preston came a long way in writing this – starting from a simple interest in one of the most notorious Italian serial killers, to being caught along with Spezi in a web of corruption and vendetta of Italian police system.
*This turns out to be fiction, so apologies for my thickheadedness.
I’ve read two wonderful reviews of this book, written by my friends Gerry (The Book Nook UK), and Amalia (The Opinionated Reader), which both convey a message that this is a truly gripping, but deeply sad account of a cat, and that I need to read it.
Another one warmly recommended to me by Amalia, this book is part of a quartet, each gloriously describing one of the four seasons through extracts of prose and poetry. It sounds like a book of exploration, something I’ve rarely dipped my toe in, but I’m ready to dive in on my upcoming vacation.
So that’s it my friends, these are 10 nonfiction books I’m most excited to read at the moment. There are more, of course, and a lot of those are true crime, but we’ll get to that once I start checking off this list. I’m interested in opinions of those who’ve read some of these books, so if you’ve read one or more books from my list – give me a holler in the comments! Have a great Thursday loves!