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Linking up with this week’s host, Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?
It’s been a great year for Nonfiction November. So many people have talked about so many different books that my list of nonfiction books to read has grown HUGE! I thought I was getting a little burnt out on nonfiction mid-month, planned to take a break, but instead dove right back into a couple more. I could share many more books, but have decided to limit it to twelve, so here we go!
I’m a big fan of memoirs and am excited to have these to look forward to. In fact, I’m so excited, I’ve already started one.
- Haben: The Deaf Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma – This one came to my attention via Heather at Based on a True Story and sounds very inspiring.
- Inheritance by Dani Shapiro – Honestly, who’s NOT talking about this memoir of discovering that the man you though was your dad, isn’t. I saw Inheritance far too many places to name here, but this is the memoir I’ve already begun. The hype is well deserved.
- The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power – Susan at The Cue Card loved this book and I’m excited to read it, but need to wait for the right time because it’s long!
- Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper – A memoir of leaving a small, family-run Baptist church was recommended by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?
I’ve had a thing for investigative journalism this fall, so was very happy to find a few more to add to my list.
- Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong – I honestly don’t know how I’ve missed this account of two detectives’ relentless investigation of a rape no one seemed to really care about. Thanks to Shelleyrae at Book’d Out for bringing it to my attention.
- When Men Were Glory by John Krakauer – I’ve read and enjoyed almost all of Krakauer’s books, but never got around to this one. Julz at Julz Reads reminded me that I should.
- Columbine by David Cullen has been on my nonfiction TBR list FOREVER! I’m not sure why I’ve never read it, but Rachel at Never Enough Novels has once again put this book high on my nonfiction reading list.
- American Predator by Maureen Callahan – Somehow this 2019 summer release completely slipped by without my notice. Thanks to Carla at Happiest When Reading I’m looking forward to learning more about this very meticulous serial killer, though I may wait until the days are a little longer and a little lighter!
Friendship & History
I love novels about friends and also certain takes on historical fiction, so finding their nonfiction counterparts is always a pleasure.
- My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams – A friend who poses as an heiress and proceeds to scam the people around her sounds both chilling and fun! I’m looking forward to reading about her thanks to Tina at TBR, Etc.
- Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett – I was so excited when I read about what Allison at Mind Joggle had to say about this nonfiction book by Patchett that I picked it up almost immediately. This one is no longer on my TBR list. I’ve already finished it and can also highly recommend it. Thanks, Allison!
- The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan – I had this book on my Nonfiction November reading list last year and then never got to it. Then it sort of slipped through the cracks, but after hearing Angela at Musings of a Literary Wanderer’s praise I’m moving it back on my list.
- Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales – Between Daisy Jones & The Six and The Only Plane in the Sky, I’ve become a new fan of oral histories. Thanks to Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves I’m adding this oral history of Saturday Night Live to my nonfiction TBR list.
How large has your TBR list grown thanks to this year’s Nonfiction November?
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