Friday, August 3, 2012

TGIF....And the Medals go to...

Every Friday the Greads blog poses a book question and since I'm sort of Olympics obsessed I decided to participate this week.

Book Olympics: In the spirit of the Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver, and bronze medals to? It can be from any genre, new or old. 

My chosen genre:  Nonfiction!

Underneath the Banner of Heaven by Jon Kraukhauer

Amazing non-fiction novel that perfectly balanced narative with historical facts.

April Fool's Day by Bryce Courtenay

Heartbreaking, but uplifting true story of Courtenay's son, Damon's struggle with hemophilia and HIV.

The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti

Valenti took home the gold with the book that changed the way I view the world and how events are portrayed.  I think something happens everyday that I consider in a different way than I would have prior to this book.

Joke's on me - I chose non-fiction because I don't read much of it so I thought it would be easy to pick just three.  Not so much.  Here are the other contenders:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
Come Back by Claire and Mia Fontaine
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


  1. I bet I'd like The Purity Myth... go figure that my library doesn't have a copy though. Oh, Texas...

    1. I'd highly recommend it to anyone with an open mind. I can't remember if you Kindle or not. I'll let you know if I ever see it on sale (like one of their monthly 2.99 deals).

      Not shocked that your Texas library doesn't have it. I am shocked the my Nebraska library does - 2 whole copies.

    2. I had forgotten to look at the library for the university I work at-- they have it. I will have to check it out when I'm feeling up for a little non-fiction!