Booking through Thursday asks "When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL."
The most vivid recent historical read was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was the runner up in the non-fiction category of last year's Indie Lit awards. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Speaking of the Indie Lit, next week you can nominate your favorite 2011 books. I'm eager to see what will be nominated. For more info, see Independent Literary Awards.