Nonfiction November Week 5

November 28, 2016 Books 18


The point of Nonfiction November is to read, discuss, and otherwise celebrate all the awesome nonfic lit out there. The hosts have decided on weekly blog post topics, and this week’s topic is….

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!


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls, recommended by Toady @ B.B. Toady

Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova and The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean, recommended by Amanda @ A Bookshelf Monstrosity

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik, recommended by Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm


The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue by Piu Marie Eatwell, recommended by Amanda @ Gun in Act One

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby H. O’Connell, recommended by JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss, recommended by Brandy @ Reading Beyond


Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck and Everfair by Nisi Shawl, recommended by Jenny @ Reading the End

The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough and The After Party by Anton DiSclafani, recommended by Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines, recommended by Stacey @ Unruly Reader

I also added a few more to my Goodreads to-read list, but I am TERRIBLE about noting who recommended what, so… if you know that you are the one who nudged me towards a certain book, please feel free to nudge me to add your name as the recommending party as well!

I was so proud of myself just a few months ago when I got my TBR list down to 1,040… and now it’s back up over 1,070 already! I BLAME YOU ALL.

18 Responses to “Nonfiction November Week 5”

  1. Rachel

    I bought Rabid this month during an Audible booksale. Don’t know if I’ll get to it next year or not. The Black Count looks like a book I’d be interested in, but didn’t add it to my list because I already have too many.

  2. Toady

    I hope that you enjoy When Breath Becomes Air. It was one of the most beautiful reading experiences I have had.
    I somehow missed The Magnolia Story on a post this week, so I will have to go back and look. I love that couple would like to read that one too.

  3. Eva @ The Paperback Princess

    The Black Count was so interesting! I really want to read The Dead Duke…
    Honestly, I was so excited about this event because I looked at it as a chance to clear some NF titles from my TBR. And now! Even though I DID make a dent in it, it doesn’t matter because I’ve added all these new ones.
    Same time next year?

    • Louise

      Sometimes I get a bit stressed out thinking about how there is absolutely now way I could hope to read ALL THE BOOKS before I die, but I keep adding titles to the to-read list like an overly optimistic idiot, haha.

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