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
  21. Seven Brief Lessons in Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  22. Peas & Queues: The Minefield of Modern Manners by Sandi Toksvig
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