I know this isnt a traditional blog post........supposed to be about FEELINGS or day events. But I want to talk about something I love almost more then anything else on earth........books!!! I have compiled a list of non-fictional books I want to read for future reference. Hope the blog world doesnt mind!
1. A Pearl in the Storm : How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden
Summary: In June 1998, Tori McClure set out to row across the Atlantic Ocean by herself in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. It was a journey that affected her life in unexpected ways for years to come.
2. Making Toast : A Family Story by:Roger Rosenblatt
Summary: When his daughter, Amy, died suddenly of a heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife moved in with their son-in-law and their three young grandchildren. His story tells how a family makes the possible out of the impossible.
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by: Rebecca Skloot
Summary: Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
4. The Lost City of Z : A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Summary: grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.
5.The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by: William Kamkwamba
Summary: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community.
6.The Pattern in the Carpet : A Personal History with Jigsaws by:Margaret Drabble
Summary: An original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression
7.Strength in What Remains : A journey of remembrance and forgiveness by:Tracy Kidder
Summary: Strength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man’s remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him – a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second chances.
8. The Lassa Ward : One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases by: Dr. Ross Donaldson MD, MPH
Summary: Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study one of the world's most deadly diseases.More than just an adventure story, it is a portrait of the Sierra Leone people and the struggle of those risking all to aid them.
9. I'm Looking Through You : Growing Up Haunted by: Jennifer Finney Boylan
Summary: From the bestselling author of She's Not There comes another buoyant, unforgettable memoir—I'm Looking Through You is about growing up in a haunted house...and making peace with the ghosts that dwell in our hearts.
10. Tales from the Torrid Zone : Travels in the Deep Tropics by: Alexander Frater
Summary: From one of the most celebrated travel writers at work today—a vibrantly observant, witty, utterly captivating account of a lifetime’s worth of travel between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn
Causes Natalie Holt Supports
American Cancer Society, Stem cell research, further innovation in space travel, Finding cures for multiple diseases such as: diabetes, alzeimers, etc.