Since I’ve become a nonfiction fanatic, I was thrilled beyond speech to see the announcement, on Red Room Library, that Time magazine had published a list of the all-time best nonfiction books.
Then I wondered, What kind of list is this gonna be? One of those horrible “books you should read” lists, or one of the lists of books a person actually would want to read.
And I’m thinking it’s a little of both.
Turns out, I’ve read only 10 of the books on the list (shown in bold font in the list below). I’ve perused/skimmed 3 more (in bold italics).
There are 8 books on the list that I’m interested in reading (shown in ALL CAPS ITALICS).
Autobiography / Memoir
A CHILD OF THE CENTURY BY BEN HECHT
MYSTERY TRAIN BY GREIL MARCUS
THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST BY DAVID HALBERSTAM
OUT OF AFRICA BY ISAK DINESEN
THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT BY THEODORE WHITE
THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS BY RICHARD HOFSTADTER
Self-Help / Instructional
BALL FOUR BY JIM BOUTON
DISPATCHES BY MICHAEL HERR
What do you think of this list?