I recently finished listening to Leah Remini’s Troublemaker. I loved the book! Leah narrates it, and does a phenomenal job. I want to be her friend in real life. She’s strong, committed, feisty, and downright hilarious.
The book is primarily about her time (30 something years) as a Scientologist.
Reading (listening to) it got me on a bit of a nonfiction kick. I am currently reading (listening to) The Ballad of a Whiskey Robber. It’s presented like a radio show, and so far it’s kind super interesting and fun. It’s “the hilarious and improbable true story of Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of Eastern Europe”. So far, it’s living up to its claims.
In my last October newsletter, I asked readers for nonfiction book recommendations.
Here’s the list of the top recommendations. Hope you find something interesting to read!
A Sand County Almanac (with essays on conservation from Round River) by Aldo Leopold
The Outermost House (A Year Of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod) by Henry Beston
The Field House, A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine, by Robin Clifford Wood.
Tornado, by John Nichol.
Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
The Gates of Janus, by Ian Brady
Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats, by Colin Butcher
I Will Find You and Killer Triggers, by Joe Kenda
March trilogy, by Congressman John Lewis, with Andrew Aydin and art by Nate Powell
They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean!
Countdown 1945, by Chris Wallace
The Happiest Man on Earth, by Eddie Jaku
Peril, by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia, by Esther Hautzig
Zamba: The True story of the Greatest Lion that Ever Lived, by Ralph Helfer
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, by Immaculee Ilibagiza & Steve Erwin
Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
Upstairs At the White House: My life with the First Ladies, by JB West; Marylynn Kotz
Mrs. Kennedy and Me, by Clint Hill
It’s Only Too Late if you Don’t Start Now, Barbara Sher