It’s my pleasure to host this final week of Nonfiction November, with the topic New To My 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!
I’ve gone through every link from the previous weeks, and though it’s really difficult to keep from adding dozens of books to my list, I’m going to limit myself to just one book for each topic this year. Then, I might have more hope of actually reading them!
Your Year in Nonfiction (hosted by JulzReads)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah was recommended many times, including at The Book Stop, Novel Visits, Sarah’s Book Shelves, and Too Fond. Even though I’ve never seen The Daily Show, this memoir of growing up in South Africa sounds both hilarious and heartbreaking. The audiobook version comes highly praised, too, so I might break my usual resistance and try that version.
Fiction/Nonfiction Pairing (hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves)
So many wonderful combinations here! For an individual pairing, I was strongly attracted to The Novel of the Century and Les Miserables, the novel in question, a combo recommended both at One Catholic Life and Words and Peace.
Nick also got me interested in his chapter-a-day readalong of Les Miserables, taking place throughout 2018 (yes, there are 365 chapters). If you’d like to join, here’s the sign-up post.
Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness)
The variety of topics here was truly mind-blowing; do check them out. Learning more about the Middle East is calling to me right now, and Maphead provided a great list of books from Iran. The one she identifies as the “best book on Iran she’s ever read” has the intriguing title The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, so that sounds like a good place to start.
Nonfiction Favorites (hosted by Doing Dewey)
Not everyone listed individual books in their posts, so I had fewer to choose from this time, which in theory should make picking one easier. In fact, it was incredibly difficult to decide between everyone’s “must-read” favorite books. What’s Nonfiction had a great list; I’d love to read all of them, but The Tiger sounds like an amazing read: a thrilling adventure that also reaches into many aspects of history, science, and other areas of knowledge. That’s a combination I always love finding in nonfiction.
What have you added to your TBR this month? Please use the linkup below for your own posts, or share them in the comments. I’ll do a final wrap-up on Friday, and that’s it for this year!