A Non-Fiction Adventure

Hey guys, it’s Amy! I came across this awesome challenge when looking for challenges for 2017, and it looks genius! I, like many other YA lovers, read mainly fiction. In the past, I’ve had a grudge against nonfiction, but I’m trying to get more into it. Especially with biographies! Therefore, this ongoing challenge (which rather scares me but oh well) seems perfect! Basically, you make a list of 50 nonfiction books that you would like to read (I really had to scavenge to find 50) and then you make an ongoing effort to read them all, and pick a time period in which to do it (5-10 years). Mine (if all goes as planned) should be from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2022. I may lengthen it up to ten total years; I’m not sure how it’ll go yet! This is my list (I may add or subtract some of things; it could change at any time):

  1. Assuming Names by Tanya Thompson
  2. My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary
  3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  4. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
  5. Positive by Paige Rawl
  6. Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill
  7. Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews
  8. Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince
  9. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  10. Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington
  11. Dancing Through It by Jenifer Ringer
  12. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazai
  13. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  14. Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
  15. Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  16. Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
  17. I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets by Rachel Fershleiser
  18. How I Made it to Eighteen by Tracy White
  19. I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka
  20. Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall
  21. Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
  22. Ugly by Robert Hoge
  23. Elena Vanishing by Elena Dunkle
  24. The Courage to Compete by Abbey Curran
  25. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
  26. This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin
  27. Dear My (Blank) by Emily Trunko
  28. The Last Message Received by Emily Trunko
  29. Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath
  30. The Spy by Paulo Coelho
  31. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  32. Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
  33. All Better Now by Emily Wing Smith
  34. Quiet by Susan Cain
  35. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  36. The Legacy Letters by Tuesday’s Children
  37. Unfiltered by Lily Collins
  38. The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  39. Code Name Pauline by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
  40. Places I Never Meant to Be by Judy Blume
  41. More Than Petticoats by Antonia Petrash
  42. A Short History of Everything
  43. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  44. The Emotionary by Eden Sher
  45. Being a Teen by Jane Fonda
  46. Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Berkley
  47. Dreams and Shadows by Robin Wright
  48. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  49. The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
  50. We Should Hang Out Sometime
  51. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

Wish me luck! I’m sure I’ll end up not wanting to read some of these, so feel free to give me suggestions! I’d love to hear about nonfiction you’ve liked, young adult or no. 🙂

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