Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-America

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/top-ten-tuesday/

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Messing about picking red, white and blue covers takes too long so instead I'm looking at Ten Non Fiction Books I Want To Read Connected To America.

1) Michael Wolff-Fire And Fury
I've been wanting to read this, and quite a few others about Donald Trump since it came out. I've always been interested in US Politics and watch a lot of CNN when time allows, as well as online news and alternative media. This should make interesting reading.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36595101-fire-and-fury 

2) Jonathan Allen-Shattered 
I thought it would be interesting to read a book going behind the scenes in Hillary Clinton's failed campaign to see what was going on. I don't know what kind of detail it will be but I'd like to read it.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33874545-shattered

3) Dick Couch-USAF Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Survival Manual
This is an in depth guide to preparing for any attacks of this nature. I've been interested in reading about all things nuclear war since I was a kid and my inner prepper really needs to get on with this one!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/877321.U_S_Armed_Forces_Nuclear_Biological_And_Chemical_Survival_Manual 

4) Jim Dwyer-102 Minutes
I've read quite a few books about 9/11 but have not got round to reading this one yet and it comes highly recommended. I hope to get reading it soon as it seems to be in depth about what it was like in the Tower that day.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/177187.102_Minutes 

5) Michael Newton-When Bigfoot Attacks
I've always been obsessed with stories of Sasquatches, Yeti and Bigfoot and I have a few non fiction books on the subject including this one which I need to read. 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14558721-when-bigfoot-attacks 

6) Lyle Blackburn-The Beast of Boggy Creek
It was the film The Legend Of Boggy Creek which scared me as a kid and awoke my interest in Sasquatches and similar things. I'm planning to read this book as it is about the Fouke monster in Arkansas from the film.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13518162-the-beast-of-boggy-creek-the-true-story-of-the-fouke-monster 

7) Diana B Henriques-The Wizard Of Lies
I watched all the scandal unfold on tv and developed an interest in reading more about it. I also have plans to watch the Robert De Niro film.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28821001-the-wizard-of-lies 

8) Ann Rule-The Stranger Beside Me
Ever since I saw things about serial killers on tv, I wanted to read more. The Mark Harmon TV mini series got me interested in Ted Bundy's case and since then I've read a few Ted books about him but I haven't had the chance to read this one yet.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15654.The_Stranger_Beside_Me 

9) Jeffrey Toobin-The People vs OJ Simpson
I watched hours every night as the trial took place on tv. I took notes as I watched and became fascinated by how it unfolded. After hearing about the tv drama series I decided to get this book and I hope to get both looked at soon.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29069261-the-people-v-o-j-simpson

10) Theresa Saldana-Beyond Survival  
I watched this film years ago and became interested in reading the story behind it. It took me many years to finally track down a copy. This book tells you why stalking has to be taken seriously by lawmakers and more needs to be done.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7264248-beyond-survival 

4 comments:

  1. The red, white and blue covers threw me as well, but I like your take on this topic! I did watch the Wizard of Lies -- I think you would like it!

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    1. Generally I avoid TTT topics to do with covers as I don't have time to spend hours looking through all my Goodreads lists to find ten I want to use! I like the sound of Wizard of Lies-I have the book but having trouble getting the Robert De Niro offering to watch!

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  2. I’ve read The Stranger Beside Me. It was okay. It wasn’t what I hoped. The book’s selling point is that the author knew the killer, but it turns out that she barely knew him. It felt like false advertising to me. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. She certainly gives the impression that she knew him well so that's a bit disappointing! Actually, her books are so big that I don't know if I'll ever get to them!

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