And suddenly we’re half way through #NonfictionNovember and week 3. This week’s prompt is a multi choice: Be The Expert / Ask the Expert / Become the Expert.
By some pure fluke (or being awake at silly oclock), I’ve managed to get myself organised and have my post ready before the end of the week! Wonders will never cease!!
Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be The Expert / Ask The Expert / Become The Expert with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).
So I’m no expert on the nonfiction front, my choices are a bit random other than in the main being memoirs – that knocks Be The Expert out the running so I’m left with Ask The Expert and Become The Expert. Do I need more books? That’s a stupid question but I have no burning topic I have been dying to read. So I’ve had a look at #MountTBR for a theme so I can Become The Expert – I’m going to challenge myself to read these three books over the next twelve months, before Nonfiction November 2022!
It’s going to sound morbid but my choices are all books about or by people who died far too young.
Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe by Mike Rothmiller and Douglas Thompson
As a teenager, I read a pathologist’s take on Monroe’s suicide and I’ve wanted to find out more since, just never seen the right books to read! This one has attracted a number of rave reviews so I’m got myself a copy a couple of months ago.
Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain by Danny Goldberg
I loved Nirvana’s Nevermind album when it came out and then the subsequent MTV Unplugged session. Cobain’s suicide came as a shock when it was announced. I added Serving The Servant to my reading pile after author Chris McDonald recommended it last year.
Storm in a C Cup: My Autobiography by Caroline Flack
I rather liked Flack’s energy and what appeared to be constant happiness but it would seem she hid a lot from the public eye. Admittedly this won’t cover the events leading up to her death but I think it will make for an interesting read.