Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nonfiction November

I've really gotten into reading nonfiction so I'm always looking for an excuse to blog about it! I looked back at last year's post for Nonfiction November and I've actually finished a couple of the books I planned on reading (though I didn't actually blog about them). I already do have two nonfiction books that I've been reading in bits in pieces, so hopefully I'll finish them in November:

Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in War and Peace by Virginia Nicholson. I always love reading about the war on the home front. I've barely started this one so I hope to get back to it soon and really make a dent. I loved Nicholson's book Singled Out which I read a few years ago for the TBR Pile Challenge. 

In Morocco by Edith Wharton. I do love travel writing and Edith Wharton is one of my all-time favorite writers. I'd never read any of her nonfiction before but this is available for a free e-book download so I've had it on my phone for awhile. I started reading it the other day while on line in the post office and it's very good. I've always dreamed of visiting Morocco so this should be a win-win. I only wish there were images of her travels! 

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. This is the November selection for a book group I recently joined at my library so this fits in well with my fall reading plans! I really want to read this one because I have not finished the last two book selections for the group -- I fear I may get kicked out if I don't finish the next one!

Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich by Alison Owings. I found this on the the shelves of my library over a month ago and haven't touched it. Our library doesn't have a huge selection but there's a lot of books about WWII. This would be a really nice contrast to Nicholson's book about the British home front.

The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley. There are few things I love more than a great murder mystery, and the English do it so well. Sounds perfect for reading on a chilly November evening. 

Of course I have lots more nonfiction books on the TBR shelves (and my TBR list!) but if I get all five of these read in the next month I'll be really pleased with myself. 

Bloggers, anyone else reading nonfiction in November? What are you reading? And do you recommend any of these? Please let me know in the comments!


  1. Kicked out of a book group, wow! That would be a distinction of a sort. Anyway, i hope you manage to finish the selection and escape that fate.
    I'm planning to do the Neurotribes readalong, provided I can pick it up at the library, and I'll see what else grabs me. Your selections all look very tempting. Enjoy your nonfiction in November!

    1. Thanks! Well, maybe not kicked out so much as embarrassed! I hadn't heard of Neurotribes before, must add it to the TBR list.

  2. I'm looking forward to Nonfiction November, too! My reading list is still a work in progress and will depend partly on library holds, but I'll probably start with the very short Ten Days in the Mad-House by Nellie Bly.

    If I remember correctly, you aren't an audiobook fan, but one might help you get through The Omnivore's Dilemma in time for book club. The production is a good one... and we don't want you to get kicked out of the book club! ;-)

  3. Oh! Oh! I have Frauen on my bookshelf! ....And now I can't remember whether I've actually read it, or not. I do not know! How embarrassing.

  4. I've read Millions Like Us and really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the TV programme of The Art of the English Murder. I hadn't heard of Nonfiction November - but I might participate.

  5. I'm working on reading Neurotribes and White Trash, along with Nothing to Envy. I'm so happy to be participating in Nonfiction November.


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