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:
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂 .