Connect Five Friday – Non-Fiction Books


It’s Friday once again and that means it’s time for Connect Five Friday,  hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

This is Non-Fiction November and I plan to read more non-fiction books this month. Here are 5 NF books  I am considering and hoping to read  (summaries from Goodreads):



Changing my Mind by Margaret Trudeau. As Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s wife, the young Margaret had a difficult life. Here is her memoir of her time then as well as her struggle with mental illness. I greatly admire our Prime Minister’s mother.


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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Gladwell has written some fascinating books and this one promises to be as well. As Goodreads says:

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. “



Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This is a testament to an incredible journey, survival and the strength of Olympian Lt. Louis Zamperini., whose plane crashed in the Pacific in 1943.


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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. In April, 1992 Chris McCandless went to Alaska and within 4 months was dead. Krakauer investigated how he came to die in this unforgettable story.


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The Age of Creativity by Emily Urquhart. A look at the creative genius of Urquhart’s own father and the impact of age on creativity.

“Emily Urquhart overturns long-held biases about aging, reveals how creative work, both amateur and professional, sustains people in their third act of their lives, and tells a new story about the possibilities of elder-hood.”

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