Continuing from my last post, here are the New York Times Book Review selection s for the best non-fiction books of 2010.
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
by Jennifer Homans
While I can't say I'm a huge fan of ballet, I am a fan of the arts in general. I mostly like the music that has been written for ballets but this could be a fascinating read.
Cleopatra: A life
by Stacy Schiff
This also sounds interesting. Biography is a genre I don't usually read, but I could always make an exception.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
By Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Here's a different kind of biography, one about a disease. It sounds pretty comprehensive and it's a subject I don't know much about even though I have had family members who have had cancer.
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
By Stephen Sondheim.
I know he's really famous and talented, but I'm just not all that interested. Can I just watch Sweeney Todd again instead?
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
By Isabel Wilkerson.
Here's another book whose subject I know nothing about. Could be informative.