Non-fiction reading

This is the page where I’ll be keeping track of all the non-fiction books I’ve read for my 35 Before 35 challenge. My aim is to have read 50 non-fiction books by my 35th birthday.

  1. The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the Perfect Fact – Mark Mason
  2. What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? And Other Cultural Lists: Fully Described – Peter D’Epiro
  3. Crimea – Orlando Figes
  4. The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel – Nicholas Ostler
  5. Captain James Cook – Richard Hough
  6. The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary – Simon Winchester
  7. Swiss Watching – Diccon Bewes
  8. Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870 – Liza Picard
  9. Dear Fatty – Dawn French
  10. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were Afraid to Ask – Iain Macintosh
  11. Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine – Anna Reid
  12. Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys Into the Human Brain – Allan Ropper
  13. A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation – Daniel Menaker
  14. Papillon by Henri Charrière
  15. The Potato by Larry Zuckerman
  16. Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
  17. I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres
  18. Bedlam: London and Its Mad by Catharine Arnold
  19. The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
  20. The Naming of the Shrew by John Wright

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