Doomy Gloomy Non-fiction

My colleague teases me about my liking for books about disasters, terrorism, wars and various other horrors. But the National Book Critics Circle Award feeds my habit … The National Book Critics Circle consists of nearly 700 active book reviewers, and their annual literary prizes have some brilliant non-fiction of a doomy nature.

Heart like waterThis year’s finalists have just been announced and they include:

Winners in past years have included the following essentials if you like your non-fiction emotionally weighty: