Armchair BEA: Non-fiction

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I like non-fiction. I don’t read as much as I should. I love history, so I enjoy a lot of books historical non-fiction. When I was growing up, I really fell in love with reading about real stories from the Holocaust, because I think it is very important that their stories get told.. I read The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diana Ackerman a while ago and liked-not-loved it. I haven’t read as many Holocaust stories lately, and I need to read more. I’d also like to explore books about WWII in general. It’s shaking to read about horrible people can be, but it’s inspiring to read about survivors, and the people that help others.

I also want to read more about the Russian Revolution, French Revolutions, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome. I have The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas and Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln by John Stauffer and need to read them. There are so many historical periods I want to read about! I’d also like to read a lot more about Asian history and non-fiction about Asia in general. There’s so much that’s happened in the world and I am very nosy curious.

I really enjoyed The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, it was really interesting and his writing style is so enjoyable! I would like to read more non-fiction about things other than history, too.

This post isn’t that great but I’m excited to see what other people read about and add even more books to my TBR list! What non-fiction have you read and enjoyed? Or not enjoyed?