2015 Favorites: Non-fiction Books

My 2015 non-fiction list is bare, I know. But I did read a slew of business books and adventure biographies, so I guess I am not a total Neanderthal. Nevertheless, I need to do better in the new year.

On that note, there have been three upsides to this My 2015 Favorite Reads blog series:

  • Fellow bibliophiles have shared their faves, and thus, my Kindle is plump and happy.
  • I have filled my January blog content calendar fairly effortlessly. February is going to suck when I have to write something requiring brain power.
  • I identified gaping holes in my reading list. Variety is the spice of a reader’s life after all. I am considering taking this challenge from my favorite book blogger, Modern Mrs. Darcy. Maybe that will force me out of my comfort zone in 2016.

My list may be measly, but these books all have hearty subjects:

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer– I am embarrassed that I almost did not read this due to initial indifference to the topic. But as my favorite author always does, Krakauer made me care. Because it is something we, both women and men, should all care about

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline – As stated in my 2015 Business Books run-down, and well-known to all that know me in real life, I am no fashionista. But I am an aspiring tree-hugger/minimalist. The truth behind our disposable fashion is both shocking and sickening. You will think twice before your next Old Navy shopping spree.

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough – A lengthy, but intriguing, history of the Buckeye State’s favorite brothers. Note to self: Read more McCullough in 2016.

How does this worker-bee/soccer-mom/rickety-runner find time to read 50 books a year? This is my secret.