#NonficNov 2021: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR #NonfictionBookParty

November 29, 2021

#NonficNov 2021: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

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I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by What’s Nonfiction, Doing Dewey, The Thousand Book Project, Plucked from the Stacks, and OCBookgirl. During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:

Weekly Topics:
(Join us?)

Week 1: (November 1-5) – My Year in Nonfiction (with Rennie at What’s Nonfiction)

Week 2: (November 8-12) – Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey

Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (my fav memoirs/biographies) with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

Week 4: (November 22-26) – Stranger Than Fiction (tweaked by me: Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction) with Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks.

Week 5: (November 29-December 3) — New to My NF TBR with Jaymi at OCBookgirl

Nonfiction November poster (text in white against a green background against colorful fall leaves)

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Six 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 Jaymi at OCBookgirl, I have six nonfiction titles that I’m adding to my TBR! These are not all new releases…just new to my TBR. Because of FOMO and being a mood (impulsive) reader, I’ve already read three of the six (because they were available immediately at my library).

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

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The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore

Thanks to Shelleyrae at Book’d Out for the rec! I’m intrigued by this biography because of histfic books I’ve read with similar themes including Woman 99 and The Rose Code.

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore (book cover) Image: white text on black background with a yellowish rectangular image of a woman sliced into 8 narrow strips


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 (again!) that I have been wanting to read this one!

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


Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Thanks to Molly @ Silver Button Books for bringing this to my attention! I love Dolly Parton!
***I actually read this right away because it was immediately available at my library. (title is linked to my review)

Dolly Parton, Songteller Icover) by Dolly Parton (Image: a portrait of Dolly Parton in a round portrait frame)

S E L F – H E L P

How To Be Sad: Everything I’ve Learned About Getting Happier by Being Sad by Helen Russell

Thanks to Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog for the rec!

How to be Sad by Helen Russell (yellow text over a puffy white cloud against a bright blue background)

H I S T O R I C A L  E V E N T

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

Come From Away, the Musical

I’ve had The Day the World Came to Town on my TBR for a while (and I can’t recall the source of the recommendation), so I decided that the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 would be an appropriate and relevant time. The title is linked to my review. Through the process of publishing my review I came to realize (though blog and instagram comments) that there is also a Broadway musical, Come From Away, that I could access through AppleTV+ (title is a link). So, I accomplished both the nonfiction selection and the musical this November and highly recommend them!

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede (cover) Image: a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) stand with their back to the camera watching a jetliner land


Going There by Katie Couric

I adore memoirs and Katie Couric kept me company every morning during the years I was a stay-at-home mom, so when I saw this on Jonetta’s TBR (@ The Blue Mood Cafe Blog I immediately requested it from the library. I read it as soon as it was available. I thought it was OK and there’s some interesting parts, but overall it turned out to be a meh read for me. Might be a case of high expectations.

Going There by Katie Couric (cover) Image: gold text and a picture of the author on the cover


What have you read for Nonfiction November?

Have you added any nonfiction to your TBR?

Happy Reading Book Friends!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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~Denise J Hughes

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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. I was reading everyone’s blog posts this month but trying desperately not to get too enthused and end up buying books that would just sit on the shelves for years (I don’t seem to read that many non fiction books). One that really intrigued me was the history of quilting. I’ve never made a quilt ever so why this book attracted me I have no idea!

    • Thanks! 😂😂😂Last year I only read about half of my curated list, so it caused me to show restraint! I’m hopping over to read your post!

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