#NonficNov 2020: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

November 23, 2020

#NonficNov 2020: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

Nonfiction Nov 2020

I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by Doing Dewey, Julz Reads, What’s Nonfiction, and Shelf-Aware.

During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:

Weekly Topics:

My Year in Nonfiction 2020

Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings 2020

Playing the Expert: Memoirs and Biographies 2020

New to My Nonfiction TBR (today’s post)

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Four New Nonfiction Titles For My TBR

Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.

I hope that you have enjoyed my focus on #NonFicNov and that you’ve found some new titles for your own TBR!

Today for Nonfiction November hosted by Doing Dewey, I have four nonfiction titles that I’m adding to my TBR! These are not all new releases…just new to my TBR.

In Nonfiction November, have you added any nonfiction titles to your TBR?

***This post contains Amazon affilliate links.


I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir by Susan Cerulean

Thanks to Episode 295 of From the Front Porch (The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA) for the rec!

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean (I(mage: one large and one small bird looking for food)


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Thanks to Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books for reminding me that I have been wanting to read this one!

Quiet by Susan Cain (Cover: red lettering on a soft blue background)


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Thanks to Jonetta @ Blue Mood Cafe for reminding me of this book!

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (black lettering on a neutral background)


The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (cover) Image: black text on a white background and a black stemmed reddish flower is placed on the entire left margin

Thanks to Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog for the rec! I couldn’t wait to start this one and I’m almost finished! Look for a review soon.


What have you read for Nonfiction November?

Have you added any nonfiction to your TBR?

Happy Reading Book Friends!

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  1. I read Quiet years ago and really liked it! It does kind of lean on the idea that introverts are the audience and is heavy on how great being introverted is, but it makes great points about how introverts think and can contribute, and I really liked the parts about introversion being a “learning style.” I liked school, but it was kind of tortuous when teachers always think you need to be talking. When I was teaching during grad school, I tried to build in other ways of participation that weren’t just “raise your hand and say something in front of the class,” and I only really took off participation points for people who literally said NOTHING for the ENTIRE semester of the class. (I mean, I was introverted, but I said something once in a while in class! :D)

    • I totally understand what you’re saying! In class, I would rather soak it all in rather than talk…..the thought of talking made me so nervous (preoccupied with forming my thoughts) that it detracted from my learning ….in class I found it easier to talk in smaller groups. It’s interesting that as an introvert, I really loved being a teacher and talking! But it was exhausting! When I got home, I wouldn’t say a word to anyone until the next morning!
      I also carry on lively conversations in my head and when my husband becomes frustrated that I’m not talking, I suddenly realize that I haven’t said aloud anything I was thinking! I was very engaged but not outwardly expressive. I think I’ll enjoy the book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      • Yes, that’s exactly it! I felt like I processed information by sitting quietly and thinking about it. Talking was often (at best) kind of pointless (I figure I know the answer to the question, and I never felt like I was getting much out of saying it out loud to other people???) And, at worst, thinking about having to talk all the time is stressful and distracting!

        I do think being in front of a group (like presenting) is a bit different. I don’t mind talking to people if I have something prepared.

  2. i tried a couple memoirs recently that didn’t gel very well at all, but really enjoyed the book about the club fire! I guess nonfiction can be a mixed bag but true crime is definitely my favorite subgenre

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