This week’s topic is a goodie ( but they’ve all been goodies, lately!! hee hee) : THE NON-FICTION BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ AND WHY.
I’ve got 3 and I’ve read them both multiple times because they are so fab.
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt This is a must read for any one who likes a society murder mystery who-dunnit. The story has everything from old society mores, nouveau riche money, hidden homosexuality, and a wealth of characters that you truly couldn’t think up for fiction. Forget the extremely tedious movie version and read the book. It is eons better!!!
- DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson A murder at the Chicago World’s Fair that is so intricately woven with real life events of the time, you won’t be able to put this one down. Its history is richly depicted and it’s not for the faint-hearted.
- UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jan Krakauer How the Morman church developed and how it turned into a Fundamentalist nightmare of murder, polygamy and corruption from within. Couldn’t put this one down. Once I read it, I went back immediately and re-read it. Believe me, this is not an easy read by an definition of the word. But so worth the effort!
All three of these books deal with greed, murder, and envy – a trifecta of deadly sins. If you like investigative journalism at its finest, mixed with historical accuracy and flavor, these 3 books should be on your Kindle.
Let’s see what some of the other authors in this challenge consider books worth reading: L&SR