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November 23, 2020

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#NonFicNov 2020 Week 4 New to My TBR

by N@ncy

The Netherlands…..summer morning 2020

 

Week 5: (Nov. 23 to 27) 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
  2. ….that I want to read (TBR).
  3. It’s important to read outside of your experience,
  4. …outside of your time,
  5. …outside of your comfort zones.
  6. That is the most important take-away  #NonficNov!
  7. Note:  35 % of the books are by authors of color  (*)

 

  • Thanks  to the readers for sharing your best non-fiction!
  • Thanks to hosts…

 

  1. Leann of Shelf Aware
  2. Julz of JulzReads
  3. Rennie of What’s Nonfiction
  4. Katie @ Doing Dewey

 

 

Jinjer@The Intrepid Arkansawyer

  1. *Blue Highways  – William Least Heat-Moon
  2. Notes To Myself: Essays – E. Pine

 

Heather@Gofita’s Pages

  1. Spillover  D. Quammen
  2. *Our Time Is NowStacey Abrams

 

Athira@Reading on a Rainy Day

  1. *The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui
  2. *March Trilogy – John Lewis

 

Kate @BooksAreMyFavoriteAndBest

  1. Say Nothing  –  Patrick Radden Keefe
  2. This Is Going to Hurt  –  Adam Kay

 

Julie @JulzReads

  1. Indianapolis – L. Vincent, S. Vladic
  2. Labyrinth of Ice – B. Levy

 

Sue @WhisperingGums

  1. Piano Lessons – A. Goldsworthy
  2. Hearing Maud – J. White

 

Cathy @746Books

  1. The Burning of Bridget Cleary – A. Bourke
  2. Ship of Fools – Fintan O’Toole

 

Reese @Typings

  1. The End of Novel Love Vivian Gornick
  2. In My Father’s Court – I.B. Singer

 

Brona @Brona’sBooks

  1. The World in the Whale – Rebecca Giggs
  2. *A Month in Siena – Hisham Matar

 

Rennie @What’sNonfiction?

  1. *The Biography of Resistance M.H. Zaman
  2. CleanJ. Hamblin

 

JoAnn @GulfsideMusing

  1. *The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
  2. *The Nickel Boys – C. Whitehead

 

Katie @DoingDewey

  1. *Here For It – R.E. Thomas
  2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicone Valley Startup – J. Carreyrou

 

Lisa @ANZLitLovers

  1. A Train in Winter – C. Moorehead
  2. How To Talk About Climate Change in a  Way That Makes a Difference – R. Huntley

 

Lory @TheEmeraldCity

  1. The Body Keeps Score – Bessel v.d. Kolk
  2. An Anthropologist on Mars – Oliver Sacks

 

Deb Nance @Readerbuzz

  1. The Common Good – R. Reich
  2. *Civility – S. L. Carter

 

Liz Dexter @Librofulltime

  1. *Slay In Your Lane – Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
  2. Forced Out – K. Maxwell

 

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23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 23 2020

    I’m glad I piqued your interest with two of my books and am also glad I found your blog to follow!

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  2. Nov 23 2020

    You found so many good ones! Glad I could give you a few ideas. I wholeheartedly second those recommendations for Spillover, Here for It, Bad Blood, and A Train in Winter. Blue Highways is also on my list.

    Thanks for your fab contributions, Nancy!!

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    • Nov 23 2020

      You, too, thanks for your reviews, a plethora of books!
      ….great year reading non-fiction 2020….while trying to deal with covid reality.

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      • Nov 23 2020

        Lots of good news though..maybe an end finally in sight!

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      • Nov 23 2020

        Michigan certifies, impressive diplomats nominated for key cabinet positions, Georgia certifies….I will sleep sound tonight. Now one last hiccup. GSA Emily Murphy….

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  3. I’m a big fan of Civility and The Common Good.

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    • Nov 23 2020

      Stephen Carter and R. Reich…..there is much to learn from them!

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  4. Nov 23 2020

    Looks like you have a great new list!

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  5. tracybham
    Nov 24 2020

    Very nice list of future reads. Thanks for reminding me of March Trilogy byJohn Lewis. I want to read more graphic nonfiction next year.

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    • Nov 24 2020

      Tracy, 2021…only reading authors of color.
      I want to discover just how white our reading world is.) White authors reign in book reviews, bestseller lists, literary awards….and Amazon.com recommendations.
      I was stunned when I read that cultural commentator Roxane Gay discovered
      in a survey of New York Times articles published in 2011 …that nearly 90 percent of the reviewed books were authored by white writers. So, if you have ANY good reading suggestions by minority writers (CF??) (African-American, African, Indonesian
      …Indian, Chinese, Hispanic, Native American, Aboriginal…etc)
      …please leave the book title in a comment.
      Thanks for stopping by,…

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      • tracybham
        Nov 24 2020

        I will think if I have any suggestions. I need to read more books by persons of color also.

        Off the top of my head I have two suggestions:

        A current book
        American Spy by Lauren Henderson.
        It is spy fiction but much more than that. It covers the protagonist’s childhood and focuses on family dynamics.

        and
        Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely,
        published in 1992, part of a 4 book series. The title character is a maid and the first book is set in North Carolina. Barbara Neely died in March 2020, and she was the 2020 Grand Master winner for the Mystery Writers of America.

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      • Nov 24 2020

        Thanks so much, Tracy…I’ll look up your reading suggestions!

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  6. Nov 27 2020

    Thanks for looking in. If you do get to the Gornick and the Singer I hope you enjoy them!

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    • Nov 27 2020

      I love literary critical essays….always looking for new insights!
      Thanks for your reading suggestions.

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  7. Nov 27 2020

    I think I’m finding more recommendations here – books I missed the first time! Also, hope you love the March books and Best We Could Do if you choose to read them. I had forgotten about An Anthropologist on Mars – I need to go pick it up.

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    • Nov 30 2020

      Thanks so much for you comments….looking forward to the March books!

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  8. Great additions Nancy, enjoy!

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    • Nov 30 2020

      Thanks, and I hope your non-fiction 2021 is exciting and informative!

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  9. Nov 29 2020

    Spillover is on my list too, although maybe from a previous year! And I’m excited to see you adding Here For It, Bad Blood, and The World in the Whale (published as Fathoms in the US), which were all such good reads. Thanks for joining us this month 🙂

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    • Nov 30 2020

      Thank you and all the other bloggers for hosting #NonFicNov….it is a yearly event on my reading calendar!

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