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                           Sub-genre: NONFICTION
Duration: You set the pace!

Rules: Pick a level! Then read books that fall under these thirty-five (35) Non-Fiction Sub-genres listed below.

There is sure to be some overlap.

Remember to check out GR’s listopia (see “how to” screen under spoiler). (view spoiler)

Levels:
Busy Bibliophile = 3 - 5 books
Bold Bookworm = 6-10 books
Resolute Reader = 11-15 books
Studious Scholastic = 16-20 books
Academic Archiver = 21-25 books
Intellectual Inquirer = 26-30 books
Erudite Peruser = 31-35 books

OR

Dedicated Delver - pick 5 sub-genres & double or triple them for 10-15 books
Vicarious Voyeur - pick 10 sub-genres & double or triple them for 20-30 books
Ready Rhetorician - pick 15 sub-genres and double or triple them for 30-45 books
Learned Librarian - pick 20 sub-genres and double or triple them for 40-60 books
Serious Savant - pick 25 sub-genres and double or triple them for 50-75 books
Jeopardy Winner - pick 30 sub-genres and double or triple them for 60-90 books
Jeopardy Champion - pick all 35 sub-genres and double or triple them for 70-105 books
Sub-genres and their definitions from:
www.goodreads.com
wikipedia.org

Sub-genre List for Easy Copying
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message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (last edited Feb 25, 2014 09:56PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Non-Fiction Sub-genres:
Art & Photography: An art book may mean a conventional book on art or art history, or an artist’s book, which is a work of art in the form of a book, usually produced in a small limited edition, often not just using normal printing techniques. You may select a book from either topic, or one that combines them both. A photo-book or photobook is a book in which photographs make a significant contribution to the overall content. A photo-book is related to and also often used as a “coffee table book.” However, due to crossover, we will also list this option under the Gifts sub-genre. (Examples: GRs’ shelf has Art; Photography; Art & Photography; Coffee Table Books.)

Autobiography: This is a book where the biography of a person narrated by himself or herself. (Examples on GRs’ shelf Autobiography has several, but be careful, as some are Autobiographical, which is NOT part of the non-fiction sub-genre challenge. According to Wiki Autobiographical is:
A literary technique distinguished from an autobiography or memoir by the stipulation of being fiction. Because an autobiographical novel is partially fiction, the author does not ask the reader to expect the text to fulfill the “autobiographical pact.”
Biography: This is a written account of another person’s life. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Biographies.)

Diary & Memoirs: A true account of someone’s life, usually chronological. (Examples may be found sprinkled among auto & bio on GRs’ listopia Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography. Also on GRs’ shelf Popular Non-Fiction Diaries.)

Business & Finance: These would be money books, real estate, investing, understanding stocks, accounting, banking, etc. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Business Books; The 100 Best Business Books of All Time; Best Books About Money; Best Investing & Trading Books.)

Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle: Non-fiction books written about preparation of meals, snacks, and other food items. (Examples are way too many to post, but you may start with GRs’ listopia Best Cookbooks; Best Ethnic Cookbooks; Vegetarian Cooksbooks That Non-Vegetarians Will Enjoy Too; Best Vegan Cookbooks; Historical Cookery.)

Cultural/Social Issues: With this sub-genre, investigate the cultures of the world and the social issues affecting them. See how an issue affects the leadership of a community, or investigate other factors affecting the social organization of a community. These also cover a broad range of social-justice topics throughout history: being poor, being gay, being black, etc. For a specific culture, you’ll have to look under that country.

Current Affairs & Politics: Keep up to date with world affairs with this sub-genre: health policy issues, fast-food, global-warming, ethnic violence in South Sudan, recent Supreme Court decisions, etc. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Books to Become an Informed Voter; Politics; Foreign Service Officers Reading List.)

Gardening: These books contain expert garden advice, tips, and inspiration on planning. Be it getting rid of pests and diseases, or to growing vegetables in a small garden, or going organic, making a kid-friendly vegetable bed, there’s something for everyone who wants to try this hobby. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Gardening Books - and more!)

General Non-Fiction: A “catch-all” category for anything we haven’t covered. (For example, GRs’ listopia Best Books on Enlightenment; Notable Atheist Book; Best Essays/Essayists.)

Gift Book / Coffee Table Book: These are keepsake books and are often lavishly decorated and with elaborate bindings. Or will certainly be a more luxurious edition than prior ones. They are also usually not a self-purchase. (Examples GRs’ shelf Best Books to Gift and Coffee Table Books.)

Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person): This sub-genre offer practical guides to diet, exercise, healthy aging, illness prevention, and sexual well-being, to name a few topics. (There are a plethora of these, but here is a start: Best Fitness Books, Instructional; It's All About Being Fit & Healthy; A Nutrition Reading List.)

History: History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. (An example is GRs’ shelf History.)

Home Decorating & Design / Architecture: Name pretty much says it all, plus, all those beautiful books about all kinds of buildings. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Traditional Interior Design; Must Read Architecture Books; Feng Shui.)

How To: A “how-to” book is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish a specific task. It is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts; it may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. Some books focus on how to do a particular hobby. (Examples on GRs’ listopia The Best How To's. Also on Lifestyle Updated The Best How-To Books Ever Written.)



message 3: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (last edited Mar 04, 2014 10:55PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Non-Fiction Sub-genres: ...continued.
Humor: While often a work of fiction, there are some non-fiction around. Here the writer seeks to amuse the reader, sometimes with subtlety and as part of a carefully woven narrative, sometimes above all other considerations. (For examples you’ll have to weed through GRs’ shelf Humor for the Non-Fiction novels.)

Journalism: Written by a reporter. This one has many sub-sub-genres within it, as noted by Wiki: Ambush; Celebrity or People; Churnalism (wire stories); Convergence; Gonzo, Investigative, New, Sports, and more. Whatever you choose, make sure it falls under non-fiction. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Books by Journalists; Books by Journalists.)

Military: All about war. (There are tons of books on GRs’ plain “military” shelf that are NOT Non-Fiction; a better bet would be Military-History.

Music, Film, & Entertainment: Title says it all. This sub-genre is for the music buffs and star gazers of the big or small screen. May be a book with reviews on these. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Non-Fiction About Music; Books ABOUT Movies.)

Nature & Ecology: Nature is everything that was not made by man. Ecology is essentially the study of the workings of the planet Earth. Or the science of the relationships between organisms and their environments. (Examples on GRs’ shelf Nature & Ecology.)

Outdoor Adventuring: Story of outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, and adventurous sports. More of a how to and where to; not as extreme as True Adventure. [Contrast with Travel and True Adventure.]

Parenting: These go a little deeper than the typical “how-to” books, but not as deep as the Psychology sub-genre. They include expert advice on pregnancy, babies, and childcare. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Most Influential Parenting Books.)

Pets: Be it pet memoirs or training guides, these books are not just for children.(Examples on GRs’ listopia Animal Memoirs.)

Pop Culture & Celebrity: These books often document the rapid changes reflected in and informed by popular culture and celebrity. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Show Business Memoirs & Biographies.)

Psychology: Starting way back in 1890, these “science of mind” books captured the imagination of a vast range of thinkers: philosophers, alienists, neurologists, psychologists, as well as the new human or social scientists. (GRs’ listopia Books Every Psychology and/or Counseling Doctoral Student Should Read; Greatest Psychology Books.)

Reference: Edited and authored by the most highly regarded experts in their fields, these books are intended to be consulted for information on specific matters rather than read from beginning to end, so it may be a little harder to finish. We’ll allow, if you’ve read 60% of the book, or used it as a frequent reference for a course taken. (Examples on RUSA, by year. Also on GRs’ listopia Best Writing Reference; Best Refernece Books Ever.)

Relationship & Dating: These books run the gamut from contain advice for married couples trying to improve the communication in their marriage, the newly divorced looking for advice on “getting back in the game” after a decade away from the dating scene, to singles of both sexes navigating the rapidly changing mores in today’s tech-savvy world. (Examples on GRs’ shelf Popular Dating & Relationships Books. GRs’ listopia Best Relationship Non-Fiction.)

Religion & Spirituality: Focus on religion and customs, or spirituality. May be with themes or inspiration from religion and spirituality ...whether introspective or irreverent. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Different Takes on Religion & Spirituality.)

Science & Technology: This sub-genre geared toward researchers, professionals and students across life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and computing. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Science Book: Non-Fiction Only.)

Self-Help: ‘Self-help books’ are books written with the intention to instruct readers on a number of personal problems. They take their name from Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles, the Victorian best-seller, but are also known and classified under “self-improvement,” a term that is a modernized version of self-help. (Example on GRs’ listopia Best Self Help Books.)

Sports: Pick a sport, any sport, and read about it. From Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Figure Skating, Fitness, Gymnastics, Hockey, Horse Racing, Mountaineering, Racing, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Olympic Games... the types are endless. There are lots of Memoirs in the sub-genre. You’ll have to look under specific sport, otherwise you’ll run into a lot of fiction. (Examples on GRs’ listopia Best Sports History Books; Cricket; Tales from the Hardwood; Baseball Books to Love; The Olympic Games; Books on Tennis; Best (American) Football Books.)

Travel: Be they top travel destinations or an exclusive yoga hide-away, these books are great guides designed for use by visitors or tourists and have information about places; usually with sections on what not to miss and why. (Many examples on GRs’ shelf Travel; however, make sure the place really exists, as there are some non-fiction listed there.) [Contrast with Outdoor Adventure and True Adventure.]

True Adventure: The name tells us everything! (Examples on GRs’ shelf True Adventure. Also on National Geographic Adventure Magazine: Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.) [Contrast with Outdoor Adventure and Travel.]

True Crime: True crime is a non-fiction literary genre in which the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people. The crimes most commonly include murder, but true crime works have also touched on other legal cases. Still others revisit historic crimes (or alleged crimes) and propose solutions, such as books examining political assassinations, well-known unsolved murders, or the deaths of celebrities. (Examples on GRs’ shelf True Crime.)

Women’s Issues: Issues affecting women: from spousal abuse, to anatomy, to dealing with male chauvinism in the workplace. (Examples on GRs’ shelf Women’s Issues.)



message 4: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (last edited Dec 09, 2016 01:54AM) (new)

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Sub-genre: Non-Fiction
Duration: You set the pace!
Level:Studious Scholastic = 16-20 books
0/20


I'll pick my choices soon.


message 6: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Welcome to the challenge, Pigletto!


message 7: by Barb (last edited Feb 25, 2014 09:29PM) (new)

Barb Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) wrote: "Travel ... however, make sure the place really exists, as there are some non-fiction listed there.)

Sports ... You’ll have to look under specific sport, otherwise you’ll run into a lot of non-fiction."


I thought non-fiction was the point of this challenge?


message 8: by Barb (new)

Barb With no deadline, I'm in for Vicarious Voyeur. I'm going to start by doubling up, but I may bump up to a triple later.

NON-FICTION SUB-GENRE CHALLENGE, no dealine
PROGRESS: 0/20 (or 30)


• DIARY & MEMOIRS
1 -
2 -

• COOKBOOKS / FOOD & LIFESTYLE
1 -
2 -

• GIFT BOOK / COFFEE TABLE BOOK
1 -
2 -

• HISTORY
1 -
2 -

• HUMOR
1 -
2 -

• MUSIC, FILM, & ENTERTAINMENT
1 -
2 -

• PETS
1 -
2 -

• POP CULTURE & CELEBRITY
1 -
2 -

• SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
1 -
2 -

• SPORTS
1 -
2 -


message 9: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Barb wrote: "I thought non-fiction was the point of this challenge?"

You are, of course, correct. My error; I'll edit it.

Welcome to the challenge, Barb!


message 10: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (engelsigh) | 923 comments Please count me in. For now I'm going to start with one from each category.


• Art & Photography:

• Autobiography:

• Biography:

• Diary & Memoirs:

• Business & Finance:

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:

• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:

• Humor:

• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:

• Nature & Ecology:

• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:

• Psychology:

• Reference:

• Relationship & Dating:

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:

• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues: (hide spoiler)]


message 11: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Welcome to the challenge, Jennifer!


message 12: by Patty (new)

Patty (plv77) | 43 comments Since this is set your own pace and this genre is not one I read a lot of, I am going to go for one in each sub-genre.

Erudite Peruser = 31-35 books
0/35

• Art & Photography:

• Autobiography:

• Biography:

• Diary & Memoirs:

• Business & Finance:

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:

• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:

• Humor:

• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:

• Nature & Ecology:

• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:

• Psychology:

• Reference:

• Relationship & Dating:

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:

• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues


message 13: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Welcome to the challenge, Patty!


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Fun! Love the categories and the level names. I'm in but not committed to how many yet. Also, the link to "Best Self Help Books" is not linked properly.


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Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Thanks, I♥BG; fixed!


message 16: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 08, 2017 07:05PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1063 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
Sub-genre: Non-Fiction
Duration:
3/1/2014 - Til Done!

Instructions

Progress: 13 out of 35

• Art & Photography:

• Autobiography:
Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - ***** - 6/27/2014 - 298 Pages
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch - *** - 8/25/2014 - 241 Pages
Yes Please by Amy Poehler - ***** - 11/28/2014 - 329 Pages
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal - ***** - 5/7/2015 - 288 Pages
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. Georges - ***** - 12/8/2015 - 288 Pages
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ***** - 12/21/2015 - 291 Pages
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - ***** - 11/3/2016 - 327 Pages

• Biography:
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - **** - 8/10/2014 - 336 Pages
If You Ask Me by Betty White - **** - 10/2/2014 - 258 Pages
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow - *** - 8/24/2015
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott - ***** - 11/8/2016 - 353 Pages

• Diary & Memoirs:
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen - *** - 4/3/2014
I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse by Lee Gutkind - **** - 9/8/2016 - 320 Pages

• Business & Finance:
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - ***** - 6/24/2015 - 217 Pages
Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth by Mika Brzezinski - ***** - 10/15/2016 - 208 Pages

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser - *** - 10/21/2014 - 399 Pages

• Cultural/Social Issues:
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir - **** - 7/24/2014 - 293 Pages

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:
How To Guide Girl Scout Brownies On Brownie Quest by Ann Redpath - *** -1/12/2016 - 94 Pages

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson - **** - 8/12/2015 - 456 Pages

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:

• Humor:
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler - ***** - 8/2/2014
I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists by Wade Rouse - **** - 8/7/2015 - 272 Pages
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson - ***** - 11/14/2015 - 329 Pages
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson - ***** - 2/12/2016 - 318 Pages
Excerpts from the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica by Various - ***** - 6/14/2016

• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:

• Nature & Ecology:

• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan - **** - 6/13/2014 - 275 Pages

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:

• Psychology:

• Reference:
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl - ***** - 4/6/2015 - 304 Pages

• Relationship & Dating:

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone - ***** - 6/21/2014 - 208 Pages
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche - ***** - 6/26/2014 - 349 Pages
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey - ***** - 6/25/2015 - 240 Pages
Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom - ***** - 10/7/2015 - 288 Pages
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey - ***** - 5/10/2016
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin - ***** - 6/23/2016 - 352 Pages

• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou - **** - 9/1/2014 - 288 Pages

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan If You Have to Cry, Go Outside And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone MWF Seeking BFF My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman Stolen Lives Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir Self-Inflicted Wounds Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser Yes Please by Amy Poehler Book Lust Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl Still Foolin' 'Em Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists by Wade Rouse One Summer America, 1927 by Bill Bryson The Girls from Ames A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom Furiously Happy A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris How To Guide Girl Scout Brownies On Brownie Quest by Ann Redpath Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey Excerpts from the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica by Various The Happiness Project Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out True Stories of Becoming a Nurse by Lee Gutkind Knowing Your Value Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth by Mika Brzezinski I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai American Rose A Nation Laid Bare The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott


message 17: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (last edited Sep 03, 2014 08:42AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Welcome to the challenge, Suzanne!




message 18: by Barb (new)

Barb I know this challenge has no deadline, but I find that I'm spending more time updating challenges than actually reading books lately, so I'm going to withdraw from this one. I'll keep it in mind, though, for some point in the future :)


message 19: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments Alright, Barb. Hope to see you later. Good luck in your challenges.


message 20: by Laventeli (last edited Sep 20, 2019 08:16AM) (new)

Laventeli | 114 comments Start date 16.07.2015
Erudite Peruser 22/35


• Art & Photography:

• Autobiography: Pohjois-Korea: Yhdeksän vuoden pakomatka helvetistä Pohjois-Korea Yhdeksän vuoden pakomatka helvetistä by Eunsun Kim Done.

• Biography:

• Diary & Memoirs: The Diary of Anne Frank

• Business & Finance: Talous kasvun jälkeen done

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:Good and Cheap: Eat Well On $4/Day Done.

• Cultural/Social Issues: Rasistinen Suomi done.

• Current Affairs & Politics: ”Laiton” matkaaja: Paperittomuus ja rajojen valta done

• Gardening:Toinen luonto: puutarhurin oppivuodetdone

• General Non-Fiction: Asioita jotka saavat sydämen lyömään nopeammin done.

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book: Omituisten otusten ensyklopedia - Luomakunnan merkillisimmät luomukset yhtenä niteenä by Sir Pilkington-Smythe done

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History: Piikojen valtakunta done.

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life

• How To:

• Humor: Seriously... I'm Kidding

• Journalism: Skandaali! Suomalaisen taiteen ja politiikan mediakohut

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment: Girls! Girls! Girls!: Essays on Women and Music

• Nature & Ecology: Valon varjopuolet: Valosaaste ympäristöongelmana Done.

• Outdoor Adventuring: Polkupyörällä jäämerelle - Tupasvillaa, poroja ja tuntemattomia sotilaita done.

• Parenting:Kuka täällä oikein määrää – Lapsiperheen kasvatuskirja

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity: Wishful Drinkingdone.

• Psychology: Introvertit : työpaikan hiljainen vallankumous done.

• Reference: Place: A Short Introduction done.

• Relationship & Dating: Vanhojapiikoja ja vapaita naisia done

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help: Six Pillars of Self-Esteemdone.

• Sports: The Urban Biking Handbook: The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering with, and Repairing Your Bicycle for City Living

• Travel: Notes from a Small Island Done.

• True Adventure: Sailing Alone around the World Done

• True Crime: Prosenttijengit – Moottoripyöräkerhot ja järjestäytynyt rikollisuus Suomessa Done.

• Women’s Issues: Kiinan kadotetut tyttäret Kiinan kadotetut tyttäret by Xinran Done


message 21: by Rona (last edited Dec 26, 2016 12:34AM) (new)

Rona (ronathereader) | 0 comments Hi

I would love to join in please.
I will pick out my books as soon as possible.
I will double them for now, but may triple them later.

Sub-genre: Non-Fiction
Duration: 4th Feb 2016, to whenever I finish.
Vicarious Voyeur = 20-30 books
0/20

• Autobiography:

• Biography: Rock Hudson: His Story 06/11/2016

• Diary & Memoirs: One Day in My Life 06/20/2016

• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics: Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency 03/13/2016
Haughey: Prince of Power 08/10/2016

• General Non-Fiction: The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II 06/09/2016


• History: From Clery's Clock to Wanderly Wagon – Irish History You Weren't Taught at School 12/24/2016

• Journalism:

• Pets:

• True Crime: Hunting a Psychopath: The East Area Rapist / Original Night Stalker Investigation - The Original Investigator Speaks Out 14/11/2016
The Cold Cases Files: On the Trail of Ireland's Undetected Killers 20/11/2016


message 22: by Moderators of NBRC, Sinner's Gatekeeper (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 28404 comments welcome :)


message 23: by Teri-K (last edited Jul 09, 2016 07:28AM) (new)

Teri-K | 1286 comments I'm in. There aren't enough challenges that use non-fiction to suit me. :)
Sub-genre: Non-Fiction
Duration: 2/17/2016-
Level: Ready Rhetorician - pick 15 sub-genres and double or triple them for 30-45 books
Completed: 15/45

Biography:
Crossing the Divide: John Wesley, the Fearless Evangelist by Jake Hanson 4/5
A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall 4/23
Stand Facing the Stove

Diary & Memoirs:
1. And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye by Kara Tippetts 2/24
The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald 4/6
3. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 4/7

General Non-Fiction:
1. Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson 2/22
2.Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford 3/23

History:
Dust Bowl
Yellow Fever
Triangle

How To:
1. Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures by Ann Shayne 2/17

Military:
Guns of August

Nature & Ecology:
Sound of Wild Snail Eating
Botany of Desire
Four Fish
In Nature's Name

Psychology:
The Men on My Couch: True Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy by Brandy Engler 6/16
Searching for Happiness
Pieces of Light
Out of Character

Reference:
1. Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine 4/11
2. Fire Up Your Writing Brain: How to Use Proven Neuroscience to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Writer by Susan Reynolds 7/5

Religion & Spirituality:
1. What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Jewishness of Jesus: A New Way of Seeing the Most Influential Rabbi in History by Rabbi Evan Moffic 2/16
2. A Spirituality of Listening: Living What We Hear by Keith R Anderson 5/13

Science & Technology:
Longitude by Dava Sobel 4/21
Quantum Universe
Art and Physics
Universal Sense

Self-Help:
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do by Henry Cloud 3/24

Travel:
Road to Little Dribbling
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson 7/7

True Adventure:
Kon Tiki
Over the Edge of the World

Women’s Issues:
Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life by Debbie Macomber 4/25
When Women Walk Alone


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Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 221 comments I'm in:

Art & Photography:

• Autobiography:

• Biography:

• Diary & Memoirs:

• Business & Finance:

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:

• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:

• Humor:

• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:

• Nature & Ecology:

• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:

• Psychology:

• Reference:

• Relationship & Dating:

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:

• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues:


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message 27: by Fajriy (last edited Jan 12, 2017 04:16PM) (new)

Fajriy I'm in!

Sub-genre Challenge > Non-Fiction
Level: Jeopardy Champion
Start date: January 1, 2017
End date: ???

Completed: 1/70
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message 29: by Dany (last edited Jan 31, 2017 01:45PM) (new)

Dany Burns (dany_burns) | 44 comments I'm In for this! I've been trying to read more non-fiction.

3/40

Duration: You set the pace!

Rules: Pick a level! Then read books that fall under these thirty-five (35) Non-Fiction Sub-genres listed below.


Level:

Learned Librarian - pick 20 sub-genres and double or triple them for 40-60 books (I will double)

• Art & Photography:
1:
2:

• Autobiography:
1:
2:

• Biography:
1:
2:

• Diary & Memoirs:
1:
2:

• Cultural/Social Issues:
1: So You've Been Publicly Shamed 01/26/17
2:
• Current Affairs & Politics:
1:
2:
• General Non-Fiction:
1:
2:
• History:
1:
2:
• How To:
1:
2:
• Humor:
1:
2:
• Journalism:
1:
2:
• Music, Film, & Entertainment:
1:
2:
• Nature & Ecology:
1:
2:
• Pets:
1:
2:
• Pop Culture & Celebrity:
1:
2:
• Psychology:
1:
2:
• Science & Technology:
1:
2:
• True Adventure:
1:
2:
• True Crime:
1: In Cold Blood 01/23/17
2:
• Women’s Issues:
1:Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman 01/31/17
2:


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Kay Kay | 1790 comments Ok academic archiver


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message 33: by CassieV (last edited Oct 04, 2018 12:16PM) (new)

CassieV | 1196 comments Goal: Erudite Peruser = 31-35 books

9/35

Level:
Erudite Peruser = 31-35 books
I don't think I will attempt to double these ;).

• Art & Photography:

• Autobiography:

• Biography:
Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man - 6/9/17***
Leonard My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner
• Diary & Memoirs:

• Business & Finance:

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health - 7/28/18***
Forks Over Knives The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone
• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:

• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:

• Humor:
Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland - 2/14/17***
Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry
• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:
Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything - 12/26/17****
Seinfeldia How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
• Nature & Ecology:

• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:
Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading - 9/10/18****
Deconstructing Penguins Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence Goldstone
• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:
Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven't Told You - 3/31/17***
Yes, My Accent Is Real and Some Other Things I Haven't Told You by Kunal Nayyar
• Psychology:

• Reference:

• Relationship & Dating:
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making - 10/4/18**
Relationships A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane
• Religion & Spirituality:
Death of the Modern Superhero - 3/17/17***
Death of the Modern Superhero by Chris Lautsbaugh
• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:

• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues:
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - 1/24/18****
Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly


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message 35: by Bonita (last edited Sep 18, 2017 12:07PM) (new)

Bonita SUB-GENRE: NON-FICTION

Bold Bookworm = 6-10 books

6/6

• Art & Photography:
Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire by Toby Faber 8/1/17
• Autobiography:

• Biography:

• Diary & Memoirs:
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 7/1/17
• Business & Finance:

• Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:

• Cultural/Social Issues:

• Current Affairs & Politics:

• Gardening:

• General Non-Fiction:

• Gift Book / Coffee Table Book:

• Health, & Fitness / Medical (for the lay-person):

• History:
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp 6/12/17
• Home Decorating & Design / Architecture:

• How To:
Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl by Gail Damerow 6/2/17
• Humor:

• Journalism:

• Military:

• Music, Film, & Entertainment:

• Nature & Ecology:
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf 4/19/17
• Outdoor Adventuring:

• Parenting:

• Pets:

• Pop Culture & Celebrity:

• Psychology:

• Reference:

• Relationship & Dating:

• Religion & Spirituality:

• Science & Technology:

• Self-Help:
Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life by Rachel Jonat 6/15/17
• Sports:

• Travel:

• True Adventure:

• True Crime:

• Women’s Issues:


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message 37: by Katherine (last edited Nov 13, 2018 05:20AM) (new)

Katherine | 269 comments 💎💜💜💜💎 Sub-genre: Non-Fiction 💎💜💜💜💎

Art & Photography:
Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen 5/6/18 ★★★★
Autobiography:
Sketchy Muma What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis 14/6/18 ★★★★
Diary & Memoirs:
Boy Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl's Autobiography, #1) by Roald Dahl 7/6/18 ★★
Cookbooks / Food & Lifestyle:
Doctor Who The Official Cookbook by Joanna Farrow 11/9/18 ★★★
Cultural/Social Issues:
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2) by Douglas Adams 11/9/18 ★★★★


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Kelsey (kelsey_danelle) | 21 comments Ready Rhetorician
0/45 Books

Genres:

1. Biography
2. Diary & Memoirs
3. Food & Lifestyle
4. Gardening
5. Health
6. Nature & Ecology
7. Outdoor Adventuring
8. Religion and Spirituality
9. Science & Health
10. Self-Help
11. True Crime
12. Women's Issues
13. Cultural/Social Issues
14. History
15. Travel


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