Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is a Back to School/ Learning Freebie which gives me quite a bit of options as to my topic. Since I don't often talk about nonfiction books, I'm sharing some nonfiction titles I'd like to read. Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title:
Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox - True crime featuring the creator of Sherlock Holmes - I need this in my life.
The Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness & Obsession by David Grann - I loved The Lost City of Z and as soon as I heard that Grann had written a true crime book featuring a connection to Holmes I knew I had to pick it up.
Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn - I've seen this come and go across my desk at the library and it sounds like a fascinating read, especially since I'm so interested in the Roosevelt family.
Jell-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom - I've seen this one come across my desk at the library - unexpectedly, this sounds like a fascinating memoir of the women in the family behind the Jell-O brand.
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester - I don't know about you, but I want to read this just because of that title!
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott - I just happened to find a copy of this a yard sale not too long ago and it sounds like a fascinating look at the history of Chicago.
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfictionby Neil Gaiman - Gaiman is one of those authors that I'll read anything they write. I'm actually not quite sure why I haven't read this one yet.
What are your favorite nonfiction books? Have you read any of the books on my list? Which one should I start first? As always, thanks very much for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!