Today’s topic is about non-fiction!
I don’t read a lot of non-fiction regularly. However, as someone who minored in history minor, I had to read my share of non-fiction works. I’m far more interested in reading about people than the history of a country. I feel like I’m more interested in reading about people than the history of a country.
Like I said earlier, I’m interested in reading about people – specifically the Lost Generation folks and the Bright Young People. I find these group of people extremely interesting and fabulous. I’m a big fan of the early 21st century – 1920/30s are my favorite time period. I envy their lifestyles (which included partying and being oh-so-tragic). It’s just so interesting to me. For those who don’t know who these group of people are, the Lost Generation included infamous writers like Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds. Bright Young People were bored rich people in Britain who threw lavish parties despite ongoing problems in the world. Any books about that are set in that time period – give them to me!
I have four books on my table that I have yet to read, but I am dying to!
- Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant by Philip Hoare
- Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
- Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties by Noël Riley Fitch
- The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lowell
What are non-fiction books that catches your eye?
Check out my previous post in Armchair BEA:
- Day 1: Introductions | Classics
- Day 2: Blogger development | Genre fiction
- Day 3: Literary fiction
- Day 4: Ethics