I can’t believe that Nonfiction November is over again! I’ve had such a great time connecting to other nonfiction readers! Thank you to our incredible hosts Leanne @ Shelf Aware, Julie @ Julz Reads, Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction and Katie @ Doing Dewey for taking this on this year and giving us all a chance to discuss some amazing nonfiction!
It was a decent month of nonfiction reading for me. I’m working my way through Barack Obama’s memoir to close out the month and if I manage it, I will have finished 10 books this month. My nonfiction reading percentage is up to 34% from 29%. The best books I read this month were Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin, The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis (yes really) and Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward.
For this last week, Katie @ Doing Dewey is leading us through what’s new on our TBR?
It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!
So. I do not have a good track record of actually reading the books that jump out at me over the course of this event. Like at all. Out of the books I posted in 2018 and 2019 combined, I have now read TWO. So I’ve tried to be super mindful about what I’m including on my list. Not to say that I haven’t learned about so much wonderful sounding nonfiction. Just that when the time comes to actually select books to read, these don’t seem to be the ones that come to mind.
I’m pretty sure I said the exact same thing last year and again, my track record speaks for itself.
Here are the books I made a point of writing down to try and remember to read at some point in my lifetime:
- Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Anne Glenconnor. I got this one from Hopewell’s Public Library of Life, which is where I get so many great royals reading recommendations!
- A Castle in Wartime: One Family, Their Missing Sons and the Fight to Defeat the Nazis by Catherine Bailey. Also from Hopewell’s Public Library of Life and actually, this entire list needs to go on my TBR.
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk. This book honestly keeps coming up in my life, including this post by Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review.
- Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl from Based on a True Story. This entire list looked really good, to be honest.
- Missing From the Village: The Story of Serial Killer Bruce MacArthur by Justin Ling. I got this one via @thereadergram on insta.
- The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke thanks to Cathy @ 746 Books.
- Slay in Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené via this post.
- This entire list by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction featuring podcasts and true crime and Russian spies.
- Raising Free People by Akilah S. Richards thanks to Monika @ The Lovely Bookshelf.