What is Simply...Challenging?

In brief, Simply...Challenging is my challenge blog. Here, I'm only listing the reading (and 1 writing) challenges I am/have taken part in, as well as book lists for each. My reviews are posted at Goodreads. Yes, it seems weird, but right now, it works for me. ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Non-Fiction Challenge

17 January 2011 - 31 December 2011

The Broke and the Bookish is hosting the Non-Fiction Challenge (which is kind of self-explanatory).

There are three levels to choose from, including:
1.  Master of Trivial Pursuit (1-3 books from different categories - see below)
2.  Apply For Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (4-6 books from different categories - see below)
3.  Future Jeopardy Champion (7-9 books from different categories - see below).

The categories to choose from include:
1.  Culture (different cultures, religions and/or foreign lands)
2.  Art (art-related - painters, musicians, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.)
3.  Food (food memoirs, industry, lifestyle)
4.  Medical (memoirs, illness/disease, etc.)
5.  Travel (travelogues, memoirs, guides, etc.)
6.  Memoir/Biography (self-explanatory)
7.  Money (finances, economics, history of money, financial improvements, etc.)
8.  Science/Nature (memoirs, history, etc.)
9.  History (events, biographies, etc.)

I love non-fiction!  So, of course, I'm going to be a Future Jeopardy Champion ;)  I do read a lot of nf, but it's usually from the history (which, mind you, covers a lot of these categories anyway) section, so I'll be broadening my scope with this challenge!

Titles will be stroked out as they are read (or replaced as needed).
1.  Forensic science of CSI by Katherine Ramsland (Science/Nature)
2.  At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson (History)
3.  The Ghost Map by Steve Johnson (Medical)
4.  84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (Biography/Memoir)
5.  Which Witch is Which? by Patricia Telesco (Culture)
6.  Cod by Mark Kurlansky (Money)
7.  River Monsters by Jeremy Wade (Travel) 
8.  Apples to Oysters by Margaret Webb (Food) (10 December 2011/Review)
9.  First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner (Art)

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