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What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January? 
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 What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?

Let's hear some great suggestions for our next NON-FICTION book discussion. What would you like us to read and talk about next?

As always please only suggest books if you are an active BookTalk.org member AND actually plan to participate in the next non-fiction discussion.

Authors can suggest their own books but please be honest and state that you are the author and let us know that you will participate if your book wins and is selected as our next non-fiction book.

Please provide a link to your suggested book and it wouldn't hurt to tell us why you're suggesting the book.

Ideally we should have our next non-fiction book selected about a week before the end of this month. We want to give people enough time to order and receive their copy.

It is VERY valuable to have this thread an actual discussion. Please comment on the books you see people suggesting.

(No, the image below is not meant to be a list from which you should select. It is just a nice image of non-fiction books)


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
I would like to suggest "Educated" by Tara Westover. Born to survivialists in the Idaho mountains, Tara Westover grew up without going to school, seeing a doctor, pretty much isolated from the rest of the world. But she managed to self-educate herself to be admitted to Brigham Young University, and eventually earn graduate degrees. My cousin recommended this book to me, and I intend to read it whether it is selected or not.


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
Great suggestion Cattleman. And a bit different from past selections so this makes it even more interesting to me.

Educated: A Memoir Hardcover
by Tara Westover

Tara Westover wasn’t your garden variety college student. When the Holocaust was mentioned in a history class, she didn’t know what it was (no, really). That’s because she didn’t see the inside of a classroom until the age of seventeen. Public education was one of the many things her religious fanatic father was dubious of, believing it a means for the government to brainwash its gullible citizens, and her mother wasn’t diligent on the homeschooling front. If it wasn’t for a brother who managed to extricate himself from their isolated—and often dangerous--world, Westover might still be in rural Idaho, trying to survive her survivalist upbringing. It’s a miraculous story she tells in her memoir Educated. For those of us who took our educations for granted, who occasionally fell asleep in large lecture halls (and inconveniently small ones), it’s hard to grasp the level of grit—not to mention intellect—required to pull off what Westover did. But eventually earning a PhD from Cambridge University may have been the easy part, at least compared to what she had to sacrifice to attain it. The courage it took to make that sacrifice was the truest indicator of how far she’d come, and how much she’d learned. Educated is an inspiring reminder that knowledge is, indeed, power. --Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review



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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
Two Suggestions:

Atomic Habits by James Clear
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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
This breakthrough book from James Clear is the most comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day.


Climate Change: Planet Under Pressure
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From increasingly severe storms to collapsing coral reefs to the displacement of Syrian citizens, in this eBook we examine the effects of Earth’s changing climate on weather systems, ecosystems and human habitability and what this means for our future.


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
goodreads.com/book/show/32191825-atomic ... adventures

Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science
by James Mahaffey
Pegasus Books Ltd. 2017

I have not read this book but I have read Atomic Accidents* by this author. Nuclear science (I find) is not an easy thing to understand. The allure of this author is that he makes learning enjoyable. The book is non-fiction but it is not a technical report. He has an almost light-hearted take on the subject

If you have Amazon Prime it's free. You don't need a Kindle, you can get it free on your PC.

The other books suggested appear to be good reads with the exception of the self-help book. Just not a fan of the genre.


*I've posted a bit about Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima.


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
Litwitlou wrote:
Winter is Coming
11/06


Is that the next Game of Thrones season start date!?



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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
You're funny.
Best information says the final season begins in July, 2019.

I need to vent:
The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series was published in 1991. Book 5 was published in in 2011, 6 years after book 4. We're still waiting for book 6. This is crude but I doubt Mr. Martin will live to see the final book (7) published. Just glance at his pic. Hey, poor Robert Jordan died before finishing The Wheel of Time. I will never again buy the first book in any series until the final book is published. I'll miss out on some first editions, but I'll pay less.


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
Hello, I am a newbie here, Harriet Hunter, and while I'm a tad intimidated to put this out here, I would be honored if you would consider a discussion in the coming months about my new book that just hit Amazon entitled, "Miracles of Recovery."

A 365-daily inspirational, Miracles of Recovery is, for the most part, a spiritual and holistic overview of the 12-steps of alcohol and drug-addiction recovery and tells the truth from my experience of 19 years clean and sober, as to what really happens inside the rooms of AA, Al-Anon through the eyes of the 12-steps and what it takes to maintain "long-term sobriety," no matter what. This book is intensely personal, and holds back little about what it is like to live as an alcoholic/addict, whlle promoting positive solutions and hope for all of us in recovery on every page.

This is a book that will absolutely speak to parents, spouses and individuals interested in the disease of addiction overall. Harriet E. Hunter



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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in November, December & January?
Chris OConnor wrote:
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Winter is Coming
11/06


Is that the next Game of Thrones season start date!?

Actually Winter is Coming would be a good choice. Did you know Vladimir Putin is probably the wealthiest person on planet Earth? Or that Putin's team of wealthy kleptocrats can assassinate his enemies anywhere? World chess champion Garry Kasparov is an expert on the Soviet system and has dire warnings in this book.

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped by Garry Kasparov.


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Winter is Coming works for me.


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Winter is Coming sounds great!



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We have looked at "The Master and Margarita" and "1984" recently. I think it would be a good idea to bookend these ideas with a look at the chaos into which Russia descended, and the turn to a strongman that followed. I have still not recovered from the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

Edit. Well, actually I think I would also like "Educated". Two good choices.



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The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs
Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills

By Tristan Gooley
Publication Date: July 31, 2015

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews ... res-signs/


I'm reading this one. I'll read the pick here but I'm reading this one, too


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I have now read several chapters in "Educated," and still believe it would be a good choice. But "Winter is Coming" should intriguing a well.


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I'll be creating both the fiction and non-fiction polls soon. ;-)



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