Non-Fiction: The Truth Is Out There

I’m not a big lover of non-fiction. When I think of non-fiction, I tend to think of true crime, celebrity bios, and war stories. It’s silly. Non-fiction is much more than that, I know, but that’s where my mind goes. I do read some non-fiction though. The non-fiction I enjoy is something that’s a bit offbeat, different, or funny. Here’s a list of some of my favorites.

black countThe Black Count by Tom Reiss. This is the biography of Alexandre Dumas’s (The Count of Monte Cristo) father, an eighteenth century man with a black mother and white father. His life could have been the plot of one of his son’s books, and in fact, he was the inspiration for Edmond Dantes.



Bossypants by Tina Fey. Tina Fey. I laughed until I cried. I listened to this one on audiobook. I was glad I was alone at the time. I recommend the audio. It’s the full Fey experience.

EveryoneIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling. I’ve really come to like Mindy on her new show, The Mindy Project. Mindy was most definitely a girl like myself as a kid. Studious and concerned about getting in trouble.

record collectingRecord Collecting For Girls by Courtney E Smith. Loved this book about being a female music lover and how to become a collector of great music. Lots of interesting stories in this one.

Canadian HousewifeOne more. The Canadian Housewife: An Affectionate History by Rosemary Neering. It’s not easy being a woman today and it was even harder in the days before electricity. This book looks at the different eras of the Canadian housewife.

I hope you’ve found something that appeals to you on my list!


  1. These look great! I'm kind of in love with Mindy Kaling and didn't realize she has a book out!

  2. Several people are recommending "Is everyone hanging out without me" I guess I'll have to check it out! Nice selection of books. Have a great weekend!

  3. I still haven't carved out time for The Black Count but I have it on my TBR list. It sounds amazing!

  4. I really enjoyed the Kaling but the Fey made me lose my mind with laughter ;)

    Nonfiction is the BEST. I loooove it. Thanks for mentioning The Black Count. I never did get around to that and I always meant to. Onto the list it goes!

  5. Tina Fey's was my very first audiobook and one of my 2011 Books of the Year--HUGE fan. I still need to make time for THE BLACK COUNT--I've read so many good things about it!

  6. I pretty much ONLY read nonfiction. I would love to read the Canadian housewife one, especially since I AM one!


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