Over the holidays I got to read a lot of great non-fiction books. For those who don’t know me, when I’m not reading middle grade, I’m devouring some sort of non-fiction. My favorite author is Erik Larson (who has a new book coming out next month!!) as I adore his narrative non-fiction novels.
Here are my most recent reads:
1- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by the late Michelle McNamara. Wow. I stayed up until 1AM just to finish this one. Touching epilogue by her husband, the always awesome Patton Oswalt. And while this was a chilling true crime, it has a satisfying ending.
2- Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro is a must-read book. This book gives practical advice for how you can protect yourself from dangerous personalities, like narcissists, paranoid individuals, and predators, along with helpful checklists to see if people you interact with may fit certain profile types. Like this book, I wish I’d read Dangerous Personalities when I was younger.
3- A FAR more light-hearted read, The Dead Travel Fast by Eric Nuzum, a fellow DMV (D.C./ Maryland/ Northern VA) native. It’s a hysterical take on one man’s ambition to find real life vampires (Spoiler alert: he doesn’t), but the journey to get there made me laugh out loud dozens of times. Along with the movie and T.V. series “What We Do In the Shadows,” this is a fantastic parody on vampires and those who are obsessed with them.
Later this week, I’ll post my favorite middle grade reads of 2019.
I can’t wait to get started on all new novels and non-fiction reads for 2020!