Nonfiction November 2018 TBR

I’ve actually been getting quite into my nonfiction recently; one of my favourite books of the year so far, Elena Vanishing by Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle, is a memoir, and I’m currently reading a Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker on my Kobo. It should come at no surprise then, that I was eager to take part in this year’s Non-fiction November.

However, I do have 2 non-nonfiction eArcs that I need to read (namely, Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi and Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew) plus 2 new purchases that I may end up trying (The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach and Friday Barnes; Girl Detective by R.A.Spratt). If all goes to plan, though, I’ll be adding a number of exciting nonfiction books to my 2018 read list before the month is through. Here are a few titles I’m hoping to read this month:

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Columbine by Dave Cullen. This book peaked my interest as I recently watched the documentary, Bowling for Columbine at school. I’ve heard great things about this book so It’s definitely one to add to my TBR for this month.

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I have mixed anticipatory feelings about this book as the quantity of ‘sick-lit’ books I read in my pre-teens have turned me off books about cancer, mostly as I feel like they’re all much the same. Hopefully a more realistic account can re-spark my interest.

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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans. A collection of NF short stories seems like a great way to mix up my TBR. I originally saw this while looking through this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards nominations and thought it looked like a great Hidden Figures-esque read.

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Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish by John Hargrove and Howard Chua-Eoan. Both this book and Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby, look at killer whale captivity, an area that has been of interest to me since I watched the documentary Blackfish.

Other books I’m considering are The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez, Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland, and Anne Frank; The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank as I’ve wanted to read all of them, especially Anne Franke for a number of years.

I’m quite excited to delve into this collection of nonfiction books, especially as I’ve managed to find a variety of acclaimed biographical, suspense & scientific stories to keep things feeling fresh during the month. Despite this, if you have any good nonfiction book suggestions, I would be very keen to hear them 🙂 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2018 TBR

  1. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks says:

    Hope you enjoy non-fiction November. I read Columbine a few years ago and it’s such a good book. It’s so well-researched and really gives an insight into what happened. I can also highly recommend Beneath the Surface – it’s such an eye-opening read about killer whales, the writer clearly knows his stuff.

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