Nonfiction November Week 5: New to My TBR

Last week of Nonfiction November already? Say it ain’t so but it is in fact so!

Jaymi is our host this week and here’s our prompt:

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 found so many good recommendations this month! (Too many, honestly.) Did you add any of these too?

Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru – Molly @ Silver Button Books

The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen – Laura @ Reading in Bed

Hot, Hot Chicken: A Nashville Story, by Rachel Louise Martin – Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks

The Whorehouse Papers, by Larry L. King – Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks

Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family, by Hannah Howard – Claire @ A Knight’s Reads

Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes, by David Page – Heather @ Based on a True Story

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, by George Saunders – Deb @ Readerbuzz

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate – Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle

My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, by Ben Ryder Howe – Liz @ Libro Full Time

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl – Deb @ CurlyGeek

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer – Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review

Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner – Eva @ Paperback Princess and Jinjer @ The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me, by Sopan Deb – Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11, by Mitchell Zuckoff – This one came up on several lists, including Tina’s @ Books Are My Thing

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, by Lindsey Fitzharris, Lou Lou Reads

Good Morning, Monster: Five Heroic Journeys to Emotional Recovery, by Catherine Gildiner – Joann @ Lakeside Musing

Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All, by Laura Bates – Shelley Rae @ Book’d Out

Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes, by Kristen Beddard – Emma @ Words and Peace

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute, by Zac Bissonnette – Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity, by Douglas Murray – Margaret @ BooksPlease

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal, by Ben Macintyre – Volatile Rune

This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, by Susan Wicklund – Sarah Ames Foley

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West – Harry @ Unsolicited Feedback

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, by Peter Godfrey-Smith – Stargazer

Gone: A search for what remains of the world’s extinct creatures, by Michael Blencow – Anjana @ Superfluous Reading

Taxi Tales from Paris, by Nicky Gentil – Anjana @ Superfluous Reading

Ill Feelings by Alice Hattrick – Frances @ Volatile Rune

How to Be Sad: Everything I’ve Learned About Getting Happier, by Being Sad, by Helen Russell – Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, by Kristin Kobes du Mez – Jean @ Howling Frog Books

What new discovery from this month are you most excited about? Hope you’ve enjoyed Nonfiction November!


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  1. Excellent! Where to begin? Men Who Hate Women, Other Minds and Jesus and John Wayne are all on my TBR. (Even time I turn around Kristin Kobes du Mez is getting interviewed on one of my favorite podcasts.) The rest look great as well. Happy reading and enjoy NFN!

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  2. A lot of interesting books. So many bloggers attended this year and there has been a lot of interesting books. With all comments, I almost feel that we have been seeing each other in person. So many personal comments about a common interest. Thank you for being one of the hosts.

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  3. Thanks for co-hosting another great event, it has been so much fun to read all the reviews. I want to read A Swim in the Pond in the Rain and The Copenhagen Trilogy as well. Crying in H Mart was already on my TBR. Hope you will enjoy Other Minds if / when you get to it!

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  4. I also added Swim in the Pond to my TBR. I tried to read it earlier and couldn’t get it to go, but after reading Lincoln in the Bardo, I expect I can anticipate several new things in the author’s essays/pieces.The ones on Reading, Writing, and Life sound full of potential too. Sigh…so many good books out there; so little time left to read on this earth. Do you think they’ll let us take books to heaven?

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    1. I hesitated on that one too, but after reading In Memory of Memory, which had some similar literary analysis, and really loving it I felt up for that one. The blog I linked to really sold it convincingly too! Hope you enjoy it more on another try 🙂

      I know what you mean – just never enough time!!

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  5. Gosh that’s a lot of new additions! I saw a review of the George Saunders somewhere last week and it does sound interesting.
    I read Fall and Rise a few weeks ago. Some of the narrative treatments I found irritating ( a bit too saccharine) but the sections within the twin towers are harrowing and that’s what I will most remember from this book.

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    1. That’s good to know about Fall and Rise. It had been on my radar but I just read The Only Plane in the Sky a couple weeks ago and that made me more open to finally tackling it. It surprised me at how emotional it ended up feeling! Saccharine doesn’t sound good, but I’m interested in something that presents more of a narrative structure after the oral history.


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