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A mix of non-fiction books about ONE THING -- singular topics. Your favorites; strangely scientific or weirdly interesting...
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1,228 books · 647 voters · list created January 8th, 2011 by Alana (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-19 of 19) (19 new)

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message 1: by Angel (new)

Angel Wow, I thought I knew a good number of microhistories, but this list has a bunch of stuff that looks like good reading. I will be looking some of these up. :)


message 2: by J (new)

J what a great list! :D can't wait to check this out more thoroughly after midterms. :]


message 3: by Hilary (new)

Hilary Fantastic list!


message 4: by Derek (last edited Nov 29, 2012 10:40PM) (new)

Derek Dewitt I want every single book on this list....


message 5: by Lilac (last edited Dec 27, 2012 02:28PM) (new)

Lilac Haha, great list!
Have you seen number 79?


message 6: by Gabriel (last edited Mar 12, 2013 07:03AM) (new)

Gabriel Derek wrote: "I want every single book on this list...."

Meeeeeeeeeeeeee Toooooooooooooooo


message 7: by Daphne (new)

Daphne This is one of my favorite lists! There are so many on here I want to read already or have already completed.

Guess I know where my preferences lie!


message 8: by Hilary (new)

Hilary Daphne wrote: "This is one of my favorite lists! There are so many on here I want to read already or have already completed.

Guess I know where my preferences lie!"


Definitely my favorite list as well. Why not find wonder in unexpected places?


message 9: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Aug 01, 2014 05:42PM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel Oh wow... Brilliant. List. So many of these look outrageously good, and I'm primarily a reader of fiction, even. 'The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York' by Deborah Blum. Oh yes, please! I recently stumbled on a book about the history life and times of Ketchup, of all things, but haven't read it yet. ;)


message 10: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Isn't this supposed to be for non-fiction? Can we delete the fiction books?


message 11: by HeavyReader (new)

HeavyReader Great list! I want to read 85% of books on it.


message 12: by Hilary (new)

Hilary Deborah wrote: "Isn't this supposed to be for non-fiction? Can we delete the fiction books?"

I think that would be a very good idea.


message 13: by Rashmi Priya (new)

Rashmi Priya thanks to goodreads, that i stumbled upon this list. it contains many quirky/interesting titles out of which each one of us could find something to read for sure.


message 14: by Dana (last edited Mar 21, 2015 10:33PM) (new)

Dana If this List walked into a room, I would have told it, "Shut up. Just...shut up. You had me at hello. [sniffles] You had me...at hello."


message 15: by Dana (last edited Mar 21, 2015 10:34PM) (new)

Dana Fox wrote: "Deborah wrote: "Isn't this supposed to be for non-fiction? Can we delete the fiction books?"

I think that would be a very good idea."


Stand up on your pulpit, and preach, Preach, PREACH.
*raises hand and votes Aye*


message 16: by Steve (last edited Sep 07, 2016 10:59AM) (new)

Steve Martinson Maybe I am a bit slow, but what "fiction" books are you referring to?
Something you don't happen to believe in? Just found this list, and I too, like about 85-90% of it.


message 17: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Steve wrote: "Maybe I am a bit slow, but what "fiction" books are you referring to?
Something you don't happen to believe in? Just found this list, and I too, like about 85-90% of it."


I certainly don't remember the titles, since it has been almost 2 years since I deleted them.


message 18: by Booklovinglady (last edited Sep 07, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Deborah wrote: "I certainly don't remember the titles, since it has been almost 2 years since I deleted them...."

Maybe it's an idea to mention the books you remove in the comments section, like a lot of librarians do? As far as I can tell, a total of 11 books have been deleted by Spooky, Cindy and yourself, yet no mention is made which books were deleted, which is a bit of a pity really.


message 19: by Deborah (new)

Deborah If the book never had any business being on the list, I see no reason to document it.

I do have a forthcoming list that I maintain (deleting books as they are released) and on that one I post books that have at least five votes before deleting it.


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