For my challenge I will read 5 non-fiction and 5 fiction titles. Are most of the readers challenged by fiction or non-fiction? So here are my 5 non-fiction titles.
Iran Awakening. Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni
Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them. Francine Prose.
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Lawrence Wright.
The Places in Between. Rory Stewart.
Yet to read: The Omnivore's Dilemma. Michael Pollan.
I just finished Iran Awakening last night. It is an amazing book about an amazing woman. Before I read this I had no idea she had won the Nobel Peace prize for her work in law and human rights. Probably the main thing that I learned through reading this book was the fact of Iran's democratic roots. I would put Ebadi on my list of people in the world I would most like to meet. Along with Jimmy Carter...and others who work for justice issues around the world.
So I recommend this for a challenge to those who might want to read a non-fiction book that reads well and goes beyond western culture.