On My Bookshelf

2018 turned out to be a nonfiction year. Mostly. Nonfiction books require our attention and can remind us of school, except when they are well-written for the layperson. Knitting a sweater for my two-year-old granddaughter and trying to listen to an audible version of nonfiction resulted in mistakes and unraveling. There were times I’d have to listen to the same chapter more times than I’m willing to confess.

I managed to find and enjoy a few fiction and historical fictions. Post in comment section names of any page turners or good fiction and I’ll share them next year.

F=fiction NF=nonfiction HF=Historical fiction

Edith’s ratings 3 (ok) 4 (good) 5 (great) Books rated 1 and 2 are not listed. 😉

On my bookshelf…

F 5 The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, Peter Wohlleben

NF 5 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

NF 5 Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body, Jo Marchant

NF 5 Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

NF 4 Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, Brené Brown

NF 3 Soup Cleanse Cookbook, embrace a better body and a healthier you with the weekly soup plan, Nicole Centeno

NF 4 The Road Home, A Contemporary Explorations of the Buddhist Path, Ethan Nichtern

NF 4 The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis

HF 3 Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel, Mark Sullivan

NF 4 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen

F 3 Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware

HF 3/4 Varina: A Novel, Charles Frazier

NF 4 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker

F 4 A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

NF 4 How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan

F 3 The Alice Network, Kate Quinn

F 4 Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng