Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read

30 Jan

I created this list exclusively of nonfiction titles because I don’t often read a lot of nonfiction and these subjects are ones that I was surprised I picked up to read, but truly enjoyed! Middle grade and young adult nonfiction titles are really interesting now with narrative and facts, break out boxes filled with fun facts and so much more. If you haven’t looked at these accessible titles for kids (and adults!) check out some of the truly interesting topics I learned about in these books.

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  1. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose

  2. Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman

  3. Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope by Bridget Heos, Andy Comins

  4. Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

  5. The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown

  6. Why’d They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History by Sarah Albee

  7. Guts & Glory: The Vikings by Ben Thompson

  8.  A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas by Michael J. Tougias

  9. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
  10. Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale


TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

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