Friday, May 31, 2013
I like to read non-fiction as well as literary fiction. As long as it catches me, and raptures me, compels me not to stop. It has to be a book that reads like a novel.
Right now, I am reading non fiction by Cate Lineberry, called The Secret Rescue. It takes place in 1943, Europe. A group of medics and nurses are going on a routine pickup of wounded soldiers instead it doesn't become routine. They are stuck in Albania. Albania was invaded by Germany. This is where the American nurses and medics are stuck. Will they be betrayed by the Albanians? Will someone tell? Will the villagers help them to get into safety in Italy? This story was never revealed, it was considered classified.
Now you can tell why I am riveted by this book.
I don't read books that are business oriented, or self help. I can read in a text book or a magazine.
If I read non-fiction it usually, is historical, or medical, political. Something that grabs me. These are the books that are on my list, and on my ipad. The Great Peal Heist by Molly Caldwell Crosby, Critical Care by Theresa Brown, RN, Crossing the Borders by Leslie Maitland, Eighty Days by Matthew Goodwin,
The best book so far I have read this year is Unbroken by Laura Hilderbrand. It is the story of one man's resilience against diversity when he was captured and imprisoned in Japan during WW2. The same author that brought us Seabiscuit. Both wonderful reads.
The one book I do recommend is the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It reads very much like a novel, and brings up some questions about ethics, and medical history.
Thank you for visiting! I hope you come and stop by again. What have you read lately that is nonfiction that you would like to share with me?