Stranger Than Fiction
This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.
Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World by Alice Roberts
It just blows my mind how the species, both animals and plants featured into this book have changed our world so much and how far back some of them go.
Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History
I think we can all agree that Vlad III Dracula’s life (not Stoker’s Count Dracula) was one that’s for sure stranger than fiction. Life in the 15th century was just wild.
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
The events of the Salem With Trials (and other witch trials in the world) is also something that you almost can’t believe really happened when reading about it. Just horrifying!
How Languages Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival by Tadeusz Haska
The story of Tadeusz Haska is one that I don’t think a lot of people know about but one that’s brilliant nontheless because his knowledge of nine languages helped him survive during a very dark time in history.