Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Nelson Mandela: a Reading List

Rolihlahla “Nelson” Mandela, former president of South Africa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, philanthropist, and admired political and civil rights activist, died last week on December 5th at the age of 95. In his memory, we’ve created a list of books for those interested in learning more about his life and South Africa’s tumultuous history.

Books on Nelson Mandela, the History of South Africa, and Apartheid

 Mandela in his own words:

 Biographies of Nelson Mandela:

South African History:

South African Apartheid:




Science Lit

sciencelitShe Blinded Me With Science: Entertaining Science Literature


Food Writing

foodlitBon Appetit: Food Writing

Excellent Young Adult Non-Fiction

youngadultnonficExcellent Young Adult Non-Fiction

Essay Collections

essaycollectionsEssay Collections


Epidemics and Deadly Diseases

epidemicsdeadlydiseaseEpidemics and Deadly Diseases



Compassion and Happiness

compassionhappinessHow to Be Good: a Reading List for Books on Empathy,
Compassion, and Happiness

Celebrity Autobiographies

celebritybiosHollywoodland: Celebrity Autobiographies

Biographies and Memoirs

biographyandmemoirFantastic Biographies and Memoirs