Reading List – Non Fiction

A list of non-fiction books for students to explore.
Other Opening Class reading lists can be found at the bottom of this page.

Down Under or Notes From a Big Country or A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law – Helen Garner

Outliers or The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell

Hiroshima – John Hersey

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster – Jon Krakauer

Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal – Eric Schlosser

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival – Joe Simpson

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation – Lynne Truss

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again – David Foster Wallace


Other reading lists on Opening Class:


Sports Writing

Graphic Novels

Longform Feature Articles

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