Nonfiction November has been a good detour from my usual focus on fiction, but I have to admit that I’m getting a little burnt out on it—even though I did manage to squeeze in two fiction books! I’ve enjoyed most of the books I’ve read, though (with just one DNF in The Swerve), and I’m finishing up Seabiscuit as my final nonfiction read of the month. It’s started a little slowly, but it seems to be picking up and I’m trusting all the raves (and my love of Hillenbrand’s work in Unbroken) that it’s worth seeing through.
It has been great discovering some new reads, and some new blogs! Thanks to everyone for sharing their recommendations, and to all of the co-hosts: Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves, Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Julie at Julz Reads, and Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness.
Here are just a few of the books that I added to my TBR list:
- Born a Crime – Trevor Noah (recommended by Too Fond)
- At Home in the World – Tsh Oxenreider (recommended by Novel Visits)
- A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (recommended by Novels and Nonfiction)
- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake – Anna Quindlen (recommended by Sarah’s Bookshelves and Gilmore Guide to Books) – I’m listening to this now
- Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
- Dear Fahrenheit 451 – Annie Spence (both recommended by Lakeside Musing)
- Charleston Syllabus (recommended by Always Doing)