Posts tagged with nonfiction:
hey! I’m going on vacay next week and am looking for some good beach reads. I’m not picky—anything good that has stood out to you lately? Thanks :) — alexash
If you like politics, I’m reading HRC by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes right now and it’s great.
If none of these strike you, check out my best books list for 2013 here. (The links to my best books for previous years are at the bottom of the post.)
Any recent beach read suggestions?
Don’t know yet if I’ll post whole reviews of these, but I’ve been mentioning over on Twitter how I am completely engrossed in the MH 370 shitshow. That spiraled into a general aviation book hunt and I just finished with a summary of aviation disasters so basically I’m never going to stop reading about airplanes. ANYWAY.
(You should have seen when I was obsessed with submarines. And—as I’ve pointed out to Brandon—at least I’m not reading about serial killers…anymore.)
I had a few people ask on Twitter what books I’ve been reading so here is a short list if you’d like to venture into the abyss with me:
- Fly by Wire by William Langewiesche - This is very well-written, not too technical. It gives a great overview of fly by wire aircraft and intertwines general aviation history/the origin of fly by wire aircraft/etc. with the story of the Hudson River landing in 2009.
- Understanding Air France 447 by Bill Palmer - This is a highly technical account of the Air France 447 tragedy. I was fascinated by how technical it was—and I’m glad I read it after Fly by Wire.
- Black Box by Nicholas Faith - Overviews and analysis of some of the most complex and notorious airplane crashes.
We (by “we,” I mean just me but it sounds better to say we) also watched the TWA Flight 800 documentary on Netflix a few days ago. If you like conspiracy theories (WHO DOESN’T), you are guaranteed to lose at least a few additional hours post-documentary scouring the Internet for more information.
P.S. By the way, here’s the submarine book I read in the 7th or 8th grade that started everything. HAVE FUN.