This month for the Reading New England challenge, I’m concentrating on nonfiction. (As usual, all participants are welcome to read from any category at any time.) There’s certainly no shortage of great nonfiction of many different varieties from New England; here are some titles that caught my eye:
Memoir and Biography
- We Took to the Woods by Louise Rich (Maine)
- 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie de Paola (Connecticut)
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle (Connecticut)
Science and Nature
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Massachusetts)
- Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine White (Maine)
- Wandering Home by Bill McKibben (Vermont)
- Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (Massachusetts)
- The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton (Rhode Island)
- For Adam’s Sake by Allegra di Bonaventura (Connecticut)
- Getting Schooled by Garett Keizer (Maine)
- Our Little Secret by Kevin Flynn (New Hampshire)
- A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr (Massachusetts)
Arts and Crafts
- The Private World of Tasha Tudor by Richard Brown (Vermont)
- A Place for the Arts by Carter Wiseman (New Hampshire)
- Adventures in Yarn Farming by Barbara Perry (Massachusetts)
On my shelf, I have Writing America by Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and New England Bound by Wendy Warren, both of which I’d definitely like to get to this month as the publishers were kind enough to send them to me. Beyond that, I’ll just follow my nose. What do you plan to read this month?
6 thoughts on “Reading New England: Nonfiction”
What a great list! I’m not participating in the challenge, but I’ve always been interested in the rich history of these particular states.
So many interesting titles here. I’m glad you find it inspiring even if you’re not participating in the challenge.
I enjoy Madeleine L’Engle’s nonfiction and really liked A Circle of Quiet. But for the challenge I am reading The Heathen School, which sounds intriguing.
That sounds very intriguing to me as well.
How exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your nonfiction reading this month 🙂
Yes, so many exciting choices here. I’ll be hoping to read more in future months if I don’t get to them now.