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Non-Fiction 2018

 

Non-fiction  2018

  1. Seamus Heaney – H. Vendler – READ  (7 essays) – READ  (biography)
  2. The Path to Power – R. Caro (LBJ) – READ
  3. Means of Ascent – R. Caro (LBJ) – READ
  4. The Hidden Life of Trees –  P. Wohlleben – READ
  5. Wild Kingdom – S. Moss – READ
  6. Psychanalyse de Victor Hugo –   C. Baudouin – READ
  7. Art Chrétien / Art Sacré – Isabelle Saint-Martin – READ  L’ Art France 19th-20th C
  8. (difficult read…too many quotes art historians….not much  analysis!)
  9. Victor Hugo,  vol 1   Avant l’exile – J. Hovasse – READ (1159 pg)  (biography)
  10. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – P.  Hessler – READ
  11. Border – K. Kassabova – READ
  12. Mapping Irish Theatre – C. Morash/S. Richards – READ
  13. Tracker -A. Wright – READ
  14. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds – P. Paquet – READ (biography)
  15. Quicksilver – N. Rothwell – READ  (6 essays)
  16. Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry (16 essays) – READ
  17. A Writing Life Helen Garner and Her Work – B. Brennan – READ  (biography)
  18. Blood in the Water – H. Thompson – READ
  19. Feeling the Heat – J. Chandler – READ
  20. Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays in Hunger – F. Wright – READING
  21. The Trauma Cleaner – S. Krasnostein – READ (biography)
  22. Locking Up Our Own – J. Forman jr. – READ
  23. Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor – S. Fenwick – READ (biography)
  24. The Butchering Art – L. Fitzharris – READ
  25. Wounds – F. Keane – READ
  26. Kitchen Sink Realisms – D. Chansky – READ
  27. Her Father’s Daughter – A. Pung  – READ
  28. Saga Land – R. Fidler and K. Gislason – READ
  29. Brit(ish) – A. Hirsch – READ
  30. Essays: The Australian Face (editor C. Menzies-Pike) – READ (17 essays)
  31. How To Get There – M. Mackellar – READ (memoir)
  32. Deep South – P. Theroux – READ
  33. A Very Expensive Poison – L. Harding – READ
  34. Why Horror Seduces – M. Clasen – READ
  35. Islander: Journey Around Our Archipelago – P. Barkham (NF) – READ
  36. From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories – M. McKenna (NF) – READ
  37. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – W. Shirer – READ
  38. Berthe Morisot – D. Bona ( biography) – READ (french edition) – (biography)
  39. Chateaubriand – Jean-Claude Berchet – READ (french edition) – (biography)
  40. Letters From a Stoic – Seneca – READ
  41. The Revolutionary Road – L. Pryce – READ (Iran)
  42. Darkness Visible – W. Styron – READ (memoir/essay)
  43. Our Man in Charleston – C. Dickey – READ
  44. A Spy Named Orphan – R. Philipps – READ  (biography)
  45. Hawthorne – Henry James – READ (essay/biography)  176 pages
  46. The Pillow Book – Sei Shonagon – READ
  47. A Vindication of the Rights of Women – M. Wollstonecraft – READ
  48. A Kim Jong-IL Production – Fischer, P. – READ
  49. The Enigmatic Mr. Deakin – J. Brett – READ #AWW2018  (biography)
  50. Atomic Thunder – E. Tynan – READ #AWW2018
  51. The Life of Johnson – T. Boswell – READ #Classic – (biography)
  52. Maupassant – F. Martinez – READ (biography)
  53. Just Enough Liebling – J. Liebling – READ
  54. James Wright: A Life in Poetry – J. Blunk – READ  (biography)
  55. An Ordinary Day – Leigh Sales  – READ  #AWW2018
  56. Looking for Lorraine – I. Perry – READ (biography)
  57. Nobel Streven  – F. van Oostrom – READ    WINNER!  #LibrisPrijs2018  Dutch history
  58. De Sigarenfabriek van Isay RottenbergH/S Rottenberg – READ  Dutch History
  59. Thorbecke Wil Het – R. Aerts – READwinner Prinsjesboekenprijs  (best political book)
  60. Adieu Montaigne – J. Delacomptée – READ  ( 50%…gave up, read why!)
  61. Pulitzer – J. McGrath Morris (biography) – READ  #NonFicNov
  62. Christ Stopped at Eboli – C. Levi – READ  #NonFicNov
  63. Evicted: Poverty and Profit – M. Desmond – READ  #NonFicNov
  64. The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 – editor J. Pickrell – READ  #NonFicNov
  65. Moby-Dick as Philosophy – M. Anderson – READ
  66. The History of the Church – Eusebius – READ
  67. Alice in Space – G. Beer (literary criticism)  – READ
  68. In Extremis: War Correspondent Marie Colvin – L. Hilsum – READ  #TBRnovember2018
  69. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Editor Anita Heiss – READ  #AWW2018
  70. Indonesia etc. – E. Pisani – READ  #WorldFromMyArmchair
  71. The Tall Man – Chloe Hooper – READ #AWW2018  2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Prize
  72. Sisters In Law – L. Hirshman (S. Day O’Connor/Ruth Bader Ginsberg) – READ
  73. The Rich Brew – S. Pinsker – READ

 

 

Week 5: (Nov. 26 to 30) – New to My TBR (Katie @ Doing Dewey): 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

 

  1. Here is my list of YOUR books….that I want to read (TBR).
  2. It’s important to read outside of your experience,
  3. …outside of your time,
  4. …outside of your comfort zones.
  5. That is the most important take-away   2018 #NonFicNov!

 

  1. I’ve sifted through 73 posts and
  2. always found 2 books I’d like...
  3. …be it about:
  4. theatre, mental health, race, parenting and play, politics
  5. …memoir, foodie, travel, basic income, health issues, women’s rights
  6. …US First ladies, true crime (…not my comfort zone!)
  7. …essayism, perfect storms, tsunami’s, or inspirational books
  8. …like Educated, Tools of the Titans, In praise of Slow,
  9. …Daring Greatly
  10. …Living alone and Liking it and
  11. …C. Strayed’s Wild.

 

  • Thanks  to the readers for sharing your best non-fiction!
  • Thanks to hosts…
  1. Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves
  2. Katie at Doing Dewey
  3. Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness,
  4. Julz at Julz Reads,
  5. Rennie at What’s Nonfiction
  6. #NonFicNov

 

Jade@ReadingWithJade

  1. Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge
  2. One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin

Kazan @AlwaysDoing

  1. Command and Contorl – E. Schlosser
  2. The Clothing of Books – J. Lahiri

Angela @LiteraryWanderer

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – N. deGrasse Tyson
  2. In Harms Way – D. Stanton

Kate @BooksAreMyFavoriteAndBest

  1. Eggshell Skull – Bri Lee
  2. My Salinger Year – J. Rakhoff

Julie @JulzReads

  1. Hell is S Green – Lt. W. Diebold
  2. The Unexpected Truth About Animals – L. Cooke

Allison @MindJoggle

  1. Prairie Fires – C. Fraser
  2. Unbroken – L. Hillenbrand

Rachel @Hibernator’sLibrary

  1. Killers of the Moon Flower – D. Grann
  2. Them – B. Sasse

Sue @WhisperingGums

  1. House of Grief – H. Garner
  2. Isaac’s Storm – E. Larson

Cathy @746Books

  1. The Empty Space – P.  Brook
  2. What is Theatre? – E. Bentley

Helen @SheReadsNovels

  1. A Tudor Christmas – A. Weir
  2. The Plantagenets – D. Jones

Debbie Rogers@ExUrbanis

  1. In Pursuit of  Memory – J. Jebelli
  2. The Paper Garden – M. Peacock

Emma @WordsAndPeace

  1. Democracy in Chains – N. MacLean
  2. Fear – B. Woodward

Tina @ TbrEtc

  1. Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
  2. I‘d Rather Be Reading – A. Bogel

Katherine @TheWriterlyReader

  1. NeuroTribes – S. Silberman
  2. Thunderstruck – E. Larson

Deb Nance @Readerbuzz

  1. Leonardo da Vinci – W. Isaacson
  2. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of The Supreme Court – J. Toobin

Ellie @CuriosityKilledTheBookworm

  1. The Idiot Brain – D. Burnett
  2. Born a Crime – T. Noah

Raidergirl3 @AnAdventureInReading

  1. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – M. McNamara
  2. The Ghost Map – S. Johnson

Reese @Typings

  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – F. Douglass
  2. Essayism – B. Dillon

Rory @LiteraryMixtape

  1. Fire Season – P. Connors
  2. John Muir and the Ice That Started a fire

Margaret @BooksPlease

  1. Painting as a Pastime – W. Churchill
  2. Why We Sleep – M. Walker

Tara @Running ‘n’ Reading

  1. The Line Becomes a River – F. Cantú
  2. Educated – T. Westover

Brona @Brona’sBooks

  1. Ghosts of the Tsunami – R. Parry
  2. The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire – C. Hooper

Iliana @Bookgirl’s Nightstand

  1. How to Travel Without Seeing:  Dispatches New Latin America – A. Neuman/J.Lawrence
  2. Code Girls – L. Mundy

Sarah @Sarah’s Bookshelves

  1. I Am. I Am, I Am – M. O’Farrell
  2. Red Notice – B. Browder

Tina says @BooksAreMyThing

  1. The Newcomers – H. Thorpe
  2. Shoe Dog – P. Knight

Louise @AStrongBeliefInWicker

  1. The Art of Frugal Hedonism – A. Raser-Rowland
  2. The Art of Living Alone and Loving It – J. Mathews

Susie @NovelVisits

  1. From the Corner of the Oval – B. Dorey-Stein
  2. Forty Autumns – N. Willner

Rennie @What’sNonfiction?

  1. The Library Book – S. Orlean
  2. Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen – L. Colwin

Andi @Estellasrevenge

  1. We Were Eight Years in Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Eloquent Rage – B. Cooper

Paula @BookJotter

  1. Why Do  Birds Suddenly Disappear – L. Parikian
  2. Suffragette: The Battle for Equality – D. Roberts

Michael @InexhaustibleInvitations

  1. Hunger – R. Gay
  2. Hope in the Dark – R. Solnit

Nikimags @SecretLibraryBlog

  1. The Light in the Dark – H. Clare
  2. If They Only Didn’t Speak English – J. Sopel

Valorie Grace Hailinan @BooksCanSaveALife

  1. Great Tide Rising – K. Moore
  2. The Wilderness Warrior – D. Brinkley

Stacey @UnrulyReader

  1. Heating Cooling: 52 Micro Memoirs – B. Fennelly
  2. We’re Going to Need More Wine – G. Union

Maphead @Maphead’sBookblog

  1. Playing With Fire – L. O’ Donnell
  2. When They Come for Us We’ll be Gone – G. Beckerman

Melissa @I’dRatherBeAtPemberley

  1. War on Peace – Ronan Farrow
  2. So You Want to Talk About Race – I. Olou

B.I.P @BuriedInPrint

  1. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus – C. Mann
  2. Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet – C Off

Dana @LittleLovelyBooks

  1. Sons and Soldiers – B. Henderson
  2. Never Caught – E. Dunbar

Lou @LouLouReads

  1. The Vaccine Race – M. Wadman
  2. The Radium Girls – K. Moore

JoAnn @LakesideMusing

  1. Waking Up White – D. Irving
  2. White Fragility – R. DiAngelo

Kelly @StackedBooks

  1. All You Can Ever Know – N. Chung
  2. A Dream Called Home – R. Grande

Eva @ThePaperbackPrincess

  1. The Blood of Emmett Till – T. Tyson
  2. Shrewed – E. Renzetti

Kay @WhatMeRead

  1. The Last White Rose – D. Seward
  2. (posted only 1 book)

Karen @BookerTalk

  1. Do No Harm – H. Marsh
  2. The Wicked Boy – K. Summerscale

Carrie @Other WomensStories

  1. Betty Ford – L. McCubbin
  2. Upstairs at the White House – J.B. West

Jean @HowlingFrog

  1. Danubia – S. Winder
  2. Meeting the Remarkable Manuscripts – C. de Hamel

Brandy @ReadingBeyond

  1. Factfulness – Hans Rosling
  2. Destiny of the Republic – C. Millard

Melissa @MelissaFirman

  1. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – D. Pink
  2. On Writing: A. Memoir of the Craft – S. King

Heather @BasedOnATrueStory

  1. Have Dog Will Travel – S. Kuusisto
  2. The New Farm – B. Preston

Amanda @GunInActOne

  1. A Higher Loyalty – James Comey
  2. Killing Pablo – M. Bowden

O @QuaintAndCuriousVolumes

  1. Virginia Woolf – M. Whitworth
  2. The Letters of Vriginia Woolf vol 1

Rita @BookishRita

  1. Eating Animals – J. Foer
  2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Y. Harari

Katie @DoingDewey

  1. Black Ink – S. Stokes
  2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicone Valley Startup – J. Carreyrou

Sue @BookByBook

  1. H is for Hawk – H. MacDonald
  2. Happiness is a Choice You Make – J. LeLand

Dee @Dee’sBookblog

  1. The Sun Does Shine – A. Hinton
  2. Bloodsworth – T. Junkin

Lisa @ANZLitLovers

  1. Letting Go – C. Corke
  2. 1947: When Now Begins – E. Åsbrink

Lance @SportsBookGuy

  1. I could not find a #NonFicNov post
  2. ….just a few of his sportbook reviews (..ho…hum)

Jaymi @OrangeCountyReaders

  1. Behind Enemy Lines – M. Cohn
  2. Ghost in the Wires – K. Mitnick

Sharlene @RealLifeReading

  1. The Diary of a Bookseller – S. Bythell
  2. (I read her other books!)

Beth @Bibliobeth

  1. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – M. Roach
  2. Mapping the Mind – R. Carter

MaryR @BibliographicManifestations

  1. Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – D. Yaffe
  2. Soul Food: The Suprising Story of Ameican Cuisine – A. Miller

Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext

  1. Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink – A. McCarten
  2. Memory-Hold-The-Door – J. Buchan

Heather @Gofita’sPages

  1. These Truths: A History of the US (chunkster!) – Jill Lepore
  2. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote – E. Weiss

Juliana @The[Blank]Garden

  1. A Secret Sisterhood – E. Midorikawa
  2. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath – G. Crowther

Molly @SilverButtonBooks

  1. Grit – A. Duckworth
  2. 1000 Books to read Before You Die (2018) – J. Mustich

Lynn @Smoke&Mirrors

  1. The New Jim Crow – M. Alexander
  2. The Boys in the Boat – D.J. Brown

Hannah @TheCozyReadingNook

  1. Bringing Up Bébé – P. Druckerman
  2. Play: how it shapes the Brain – S. Brown jr.

Rebecca @BookishBeck

  1. The Book of Separation – T. Mirvis
  2. Memories of a Catholic Childhood – M. McCarthy

Katheleen @SMS NonfictionBookReviews

  1. There’s a Boy in Here – J. Barron
  2. Making Peace with Autism – S. Senator

Lory @TheEmeraldCity

  1. I Don’t Want to Talk About It – T. Real
  2. Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales – M. von Franz

Joli @LiteraryQuicksand

  1. Educated – T. Westover
  2. (posted only 1 book)

Kim @SophisticatedDorkiness

  1. Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama – D. Pfeiffer
  2. West Wingers – G. Raghavan

Vera @UnfilteredTales

  1. Tools of Titans – T. Ferris
  2. Daring Greatly – B. Brown#