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Expanding on the idea of Jillian’s Classics Club, Michelle of the True Book Addict has decided to start a non-fiction reading club, aptly named A Non-Fiction Adventure. Similar to the Classics Club, the idea is to choose a number of non-fiction books and a date in the future by which to have the books read. I already have a ton of non-fiction on my TBR pile–and on my wish list–so it was pretty easy for me to come up with my list. I am going to commit to reading 130 non-fiction books over the next five years. You’ll find my initial list below, but I’m reserving the right to alter it just in case I find myself bored with a certain subject or interested in something new. I have also started a Non-Fiction Adventure bookshelf on Goodreads, for those who would like to follow my progress there. If you’re interested in taking on this challenge, Michelle has started a Non-Fiction Adventure blog where you can sign up and get more details.

You can see my list by clicking here, or by clicking on the Non-Fiction Adventure tab in my blog’s menu bar above.

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Geoff W March 21, 2012, 4:16 pm

    You are a brave, brave woman! I think I’ll stick with The Classics Club for now – but I look forward to seeing your nonfiction books. Surprisingly, I actually have two or three on my shelves right now waiting to be read.

    • Heather March 21, 2012, 4:17 pm

      I’m not sure if the correct word is “brave” or “unrealistic.” Hahaha! I’m going to give it my best shot, though.

      • Geoff W March 21, 2012, 4:23 pm

        Haahaa – I’ll stick with brave! I think the five years makes it seem like a lot fewer books, but I’ve already started stressing about the Classics! I will definitely start reading those soon (if only for this year’s Back to the Classics Challenge).

        • thetruebookaddict March 21, 2012, 5:40 pm

          We’re all brave…or just ambitious…when it comes to reading. I think we love it so much, we’re like kids in a candy store. I’m doing the Classics Club and another 100/5 year project called Fill in the Gaps AND I’m going to do 50 for my Non-Fiction Adventure. Hey, you have to be brave to go on an adventure. ;)

          If you change your mind, you know where to look. :)

          • Geoff W March 22, 2012, 10:43 am

            Definitely! I will keep it in the back of my mind and if I REALLY like these few I have on my shelf I will definitely add it on!

  • thetruebookaddict March 21, 2012, 5:50 pm

    I’m so glad you’re joining me! I knew you couldn’t resist. ;) I left a comment on your list post. I’m truly amazed by your list. I haven’t even made mine yet, but I’m going to work on it tonight. Thanks for helping to get the word out too.

    • Heather March 21, 2012, 5:56 pm

      Of course I couldn’t resist. I’m a sucker for books. :D (And no thanks necessary.)

  • Vasilly March 24, 2012, 7:02 pm

    Heather, what a goal! Now I’m curious to what to know how many books do you usually read a year?

    • Heather March 24, 2012, 8:21 pm

      Let’s see… two years ago, I read around 90. Last year I slowed down, started the blog, and read around 60. I set my goal at 60 this year, and I’ve already read 35.

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