Read an educational non-fiction book and actually learn something about this crazy, complex world we live in.


(My deep-in-thought face — for real.)


Read any thought-provoking books lately?  Do share!



  • VeggieGirl August 25, 2009, 3:32 pm

    Ha, love the expression 😀

    I've been reading "23 Hours" by David Wellington.

  • emily August 25, 2009, 3:33 pm

    I just finished "Know-It-All" which was part memoir/part encyclopedia. It was very funny/informative.

  • Ashley Lauren August 25, 2009, 3:47 pm

    As far as non-fiction, I love all of John Krakour's books. The most well known (I think) is Into the Wild, which Sean Penn made into a movie a couple of years ago. Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of Heaven are my two favorites. The former is baout climbing Everest and the latter is about fundamentalist mormonism in the western U.S.

  • jack+alli August 25, 2009, 3:48 pm

    i love your blog!
    i don't remember if i've commented before 🙂
    i've been reading "Eat, Pray, Love", a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. she spends one year going from italy to india and finally to indonesia on a spiritual journey. i really like it so far! although, her time in italy makes me really hungry as she describes the food there!

  • Tami August 25, 2009, 3:48 pm

    Nickle and Dimed, it's old but I just reread it again.

  • Michelle August 25, 2009, 3:52 pm

    "You Can Heal Your Life" ~Louise Hay
    "The Secret"

    All great books to get some personal growth, healing happening.

    Happy reading! ~M

  • Anonymous August 25, 2009, 3:53 pm

    You've probably read it, but I recently read Vegetable, Animal, Miracle. The writing style was pretentious, but it really inspired me to grow some of my own food and eat locally/seasonally. It made me realize that, as much as I want it, I really do NOT need those bananas flown from South America or those New Zealand berries in the middle of winter.

  • eatingmachine August 25, 2009, 3:58 pm

    I just finished In Defense of Food… I like non-fiction that relates to something I find interesting… I just have a hard time finding a *good* non-fiction book sometimes…

  • Lizzy August 25, 2009, 4:16 pm

    i wish i could say that i have, but i haven't 🙁 hope your read is good 🙂

  • inmytummy August 25, 2009, 4:28 pm

    What to Eat by Marion Nestle. It's along the same lines as Michael Pollan. A ton of information.

  • kristina August 25, 2009, 4:36 pm

    I love your blog by the way!! I just ordered these three books: 1) The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler 2) Become Younger by N.W. Walker & 3) The Natural Way to Vibrant Health by N.W. Walker.

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) August 25, 2009, 4:40 pm

    I loved Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food". I still need to read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" – will be curious to know what you think!

  • angieinatlanta August 25, 2009, 5:23 pm

    I'm currently working my way slowly through Jillian Michael's Master Your Metabolism. It's interesting – lots of hormone information that I wasn't aware of!

  • Andrea August 25, 2009, 5:32 pm

    Jillian Michaels's "Master Your Metabolism" – big wakeup call!

  • michelle August 25, 2009, 5:46 pm

    Intuitive Eating. Amazing!

  • platipus329 August 25, 2009, 6:00 pm

    I finished his new book, In Defense Of Food, and that had a lot to say about how Americans have dealt with "food" over the past 30 years from an industrial stand point. Of course, I've also been digging my food network magazine, too, but that's a lighter read

  • Caitlin August 25, 2009, 6:01 pm

    I am reading The Alchemist right now and it is very good. (fiction though)

    As for non-fiction I recently read Jennifer Sey's "Chalking Up." It was a very good book about the competitive gymnastics world!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 25, 2009, 6:01 pm

    haha I'm reading the same book! It's making me really want to switch to vegetarian.

  • Jenna August 25, 2009, 6:03 pm

    Haha, I LOVE the face! I haven't read a good thought provoking book lately. I think that means I need to join a book club!

  • Angie Eats Peace August 25, 2009, 6:27 pm

    I am reading the same book!

  • Mrs. LC August 25, 2009, 6:56 pm

    ahaha love your face.

    Please let us (or at least me lol) know what you think of Omnivore's Dilemma!

  • Leila August 25, 2009, 7:08 pm

    I read Three Cups of Tea for book club a couple of months ago. Very good and thought provoking.

  • Frannie August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

    What do you think of Pollan's books?

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit August 25, 2009, 7:58 pm

    I'm reading 'Thrive' right now. I CANNOT GO VEGAN. REPEAT: NO.

    It's convincing, I'll say that.

  • MarathonVal August 25, 2009, 8:36 pm

    I'm with Leila – 3 Cups of Tea is very good!! So inspiring. It's a bit slow at times but definitely worth the read 🙂

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 25, 2009, 9:05 pm

    Someone said that they read "The Know it All" … I LOVE that book!!!

  • Luna August 26, 2009, 1:31 am

    I've been reading "Collapse" by Jared Diamond and I think it's very interesting (and …scary):)

  • Lexie August 26, 2009, 5:34 am

    I'm reading How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I love reading books that will make you a better person and so far I love this one!

  • Kate August 26, 2009, 5:36 am

    LOVED "Omnivore's Dilemma". I could not put it down. I moved right along to "In Defense of Food" too. Both changed the way I look at our food system.

    I'm also digging in to "Thrive" since the Summit. Only a bit of the way through. Although I wouldn't ever restrict myself to his diet entirely, he makes a lot of good points about the importance of nutrition and the out-of-whack way that most Americans eat today.

  • tracik August 26, 2009, 6:04 am

    Recent read: "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. Great read about how to manage stress and worry.

  • beesknees August 26, 2009, 7:48 am

    I am reading that very same book right now!

  • seesaraheat August 26, 2009, 9:34 am

    I really enjoyed "Don't Eat This Book" by Morgan Spurlock (even though it mostly grossed me out).

  • eatingbirdfood August 26, 2009, 9:47 am

    I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and loved it. It was though provoking, but also told a great story!

  • myblissfulbites August 26, 2009, 6:25 pm

    Love the book you are reading there and Michael Pollan's other book "In Defense of Food" "Tipping Point" by Malcom Gladwell is also a great thought provoking book.

  • Natalie M. August 27, 2009, 3:33 pm

    Just finished Hot Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman… he basically talks about why we need a Green Revolution. Definitely not light reading at all which is why I'm about to start The Time Traveler's Wife before school starts and my brain has to focus on school specific reading.

  • Mandy August 27, 2009, 4:26 pm

    "Nickel & Dimed" and "Intuitive Eating" were great books! I am currently reading "Pushed," a non-fiction book about the realities of giving birth in the U.S.. I just finished "Your Best Birth," another good one.

  • Rachel August 30, 2009, 10:27 am

    Catching up on blogging – you should check out Real Food by Nina Planck!

  • Jess September 5, 2009, 7:53 pm

    The Kite Runner. I just finished it. So good.

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Dilemma. It's on my list!

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