The home library tour rages on!
Last week we toured my fiction shelves.
Today’s bookshelf tour brings us to the right side of the Glamour Wall…
…which houses Nonfiction!
Actually, it houses a few specific categories of nonfiction, because my nonfiction collection is by far the largest component of my home library — and that means it’s spread throughout the house. [small shiver of joy]
The living room holds some of my perennial favorite categories of nonfiction: aviation, presidential history, and true adventure.
On the top shelf: Aviation (because it seemed suitable to place it nearest the sky)
The only thing missing is my pilot logbook (that’s in next week’s installment).
Then we segue into Presidential History. (Here I fudge a little and include general political history, too.) This area is heavy on biography and autobiography.
Presidential History Favorites
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
And that brings us to True Adventure. I actually placed these books in the living room simply because I want them near to me. I just like looking at them and knowing such books exist in the world. And while I don’t think I ever conceptualized this section as True Adventure in so many words, the term more or less fits.
True Adventure Favorites
All of the favorites I’ve listed are books I’d be completely delighted to re-read. (Some of them I’ve already re-read more than twice.) In this world, which never spares enough reading time, it’s significant to feel compelled to do the re-read. And this area of the shelves is full of them.
My fellow readers… What books do you feel most compelled to re-read?