Vacation, TBR, or Bed: Non-Fiction

May 11, 2016 Blog, VTB 0

VTBEach week, choose three books, you can choose however you want (I am choosing books that are being published that week), make it easy for your three books. Then put those three books into the categories:

  • Take on vacation
  • Take to bed
  • Put onto your TBR forever

I’m going to start posting these on Wednesday with a link up if you want to join in on the fun! I’m really excited about it and think it will get us talking about why we want to (or not) read books!



Stephen KingStephen King and Philosophy

272  pages
Expected publication: August 15th 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Salem s Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Semetary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for over forty years. His characters have brought chills to our spines and challenged our notions of reality while leaving us in awe of the perseverance of the human spirit. As the first book in the new Great Authors and Philosophy series, Stephen King and Philosophy reveals some of the deeper issues raised by King s work. From retribution, freedom, and moral relativity, to death and insanity, the chapters of this book expose how King s stories access the questions and fears that nag each of us in the middle of night.”



Natural CuriosityNatural Curiosity
176 pages
Expected publication: June 21st 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Natural Curiosity is a warm and contemplative insight into one family’s experience of moving from mainstream schooling to home education, and learning through the lens of nature and natural history.

Since becoming ‘unschooled’, the two children have thrived on a diet of self-directed play and learning, amassing life skills, confidence, responsibility, and a vast array of knowledge along the way. This thoughtful book touches upon important themes in education and environmentalism, such as children’s rights in schooling, the use and place of technology in learning, and the absence of the natural world in mainstream education. It gives a considered, balanced view of home schooling, interspersed with entertaining tales including constructing life-sized mammoth skeletons and living for a day as historically accurate Vikings. It offers an understanding of how this type of education works and what inspires the choice to pursue it.


The early life of Anne Boleyn50 pages
Published April 20th 2016 by Albion Press
Anne Boleyn is Henry VIII’s most famous wife.
But who was she before she met Henry?
The life of the second wife of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, is a figure shrouded in mystery.
Embroiled in a scandalous marriage, she was the sister of her husband’s mistress and came from a family of humble origins.

Missing parish records and conflicting early accounts have cast doubt over Anne’s birth date, something which historians have fiercely debated.

For such a famous queen, remarkably little is known about her early life, about the woman who was to become mother to Elizabeth and meet a tragic end.

J. H. Round has provided a fascinating insight into the life of Anne Boleyn with extensive research and references of enduring value.

Distinctive, scholarly and thorough, The Early Life of Anne Boleyn is a captivating study into the most elusive of Henry VIII’s six wives.


The Vtb verdict

  • Vacation: Natural Curiostiy
  • Bed: The Early Life of Anne Boleyn
  • TBR: Stephen King and Philosophy

This list was hard because I truly am curious about all three books. I thought reading about Anne Boleyn would be the perfect book to read before bed, mostly due to its length. Natural Curiosity sounds like something I could really sink my teeth into, leaving Stephen King out for now. Sadly, as much as I love Stephen King and his deliciously horrific books, I think this one sounds like the one I would put on my TBR and forget about.



What books would you put on your list?

If you play, add your link below!

Upcoming lists:

  • May 18 – Teen & Ya (Publishing in May)
  • May 25 – Horror
  • June 1 – Romance
  • June 8 – Literary Fiction
  • June 15 – Ya Publishing in June
  • June 22 – Cookbooks publishing in the Summer
  • June 29 – Historical Fiction
  • July 6 – Horror
  • July 13 – Non-Fiction
  • July 20 – Sci Fi
  • July 27 – Literary Fiction
  • August 3 – Ya publishing in August
  • August 10 – Thrillers
  • August 17 – Historical Fiction
  • August 24 – Horror
  • August 31 – Cookbooks publishing in the Fall
  • Sept 7 – Sci Fi
  • Sept 14 – Literary Fiction
  • Sept 21 – Ya publishing in Sept
  • Sept 28 – Horror


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