Nonfiction November 2022: New on my TBR

Nonfiction November 2022

#NonficNov
#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 5:
New to my TBR
hosted by Jaymi @ The OC Book Girl

New to My TBR : 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!

November ended up being more busy than expected, so I didn’t visit as many bloggers as intended. But looking back at the nonfiction books I added on my TBR in Nonfiction November 2021, I realized I only read 3 out of 17.
So I guess it’s not a bad thing I’m not adding as many this year!
Here they are, with the blog where I found them:

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1. Thirteen Ways to Smell a Tree: Getting to know trees through the language of scent, by David George Haskell

A Web of Stories

2. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World by Shelley Puhak

Book’d Out

3. The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep, by Guy Leschziner

Let’s read

4. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan

Readerbuzz

5. Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide, by Cecily Wong
6. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, by Ed Yong

What’s Nonfiction?

7. The Return of the Russian Leviathan, by Sergei Medvedev

This November, I actually added 6 more titles, but the source was not participants in Nonfiction November:

  1. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  2. Web3 Simplified – A Beginners Guide to Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, NFT’s, the Metaverse and more, by Steve Sarner
  3. The Art of Memory, by Frances A. Yates
  4. Englishwoman in America, by Isabella Lucy Bird
  5. The Life of Isabella Bird, by Anna M. Stoddart
  6. Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, by Umberto Eco

WHAT GREAT NONFICTION BOOK
HAVE YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR LINK IF YOU POSTED

Nonfiction November 2022: Worldview Changers

Nonfiction November 2022

#NonficNov
#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 4:
Worldview Changers
hosted by Rebekah @ She Seeks Nonfiction

One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction
is learning all kinds of things about our world
which you never would have known without it.
There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound.
What nonfiction book (or books) has impacted the way you see the world
in a powerful way?
Do you think there is one book that everyone needs to read
for a better understanding of the world we live in? 

No hesitation here, THE one book I read this year, that was a MAJOR eye opener on our (digital) world is

L'Enfer numérique

Click on the cover to read my review in English. I included a lot of details and the topics covered.
Here is my overall verdict:
VERDICT: A major eye-opener and a punch in the stomach: how I am polluting the world with my use of internet and electronics, and what I can do to limit the problem. Probably the most inspiring book I will read in 2022.

And the good news is that it’s supposed to finally come out in English on September 4, 2023 by Scribe Us (pushed back from March!!)
336 pages, Paperback
ISBN
9781957363011 (ISBN10: 1957363010)
The English cover doesn’t seem available yet, but the marketing page is here. with good details on the book as well.
“A gripping new investigation into the underbelly of digital technology, which addresses the pressing question of the carbon footprint it leaves behind. In a sort of news thriller, the author reveals not only how costly the virtual world is, but how damaging it is to the environment.”

This needs to be on your pre-order list!

HAVE YOU READ WORLDVIEW CHANGERS THIS YEAR?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR LINK!

Nonfiction November 2022: Book Pairings

Nonfiction November 2022

#NonficNov
#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 2 (Nov. 7-11):
Book Pairings
hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction?

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title
(or another nonfiction!)

It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

I usually do nonfiction/fiction pairs, but the list of nonfiction books I read this year didn’t inspire me really for fiction titles I have read, or they are not yet available in English!
So I’m offering 5 pairs, either by the same author or on the same topic.
The book on the left of each pair is one I read this year.

Click on the covers to get more details

BOOK PAIRING #1

by SYLVAIN TESSON

L'Axe du loup Consolations of the Forest

Sylvain Tesson is an impressive traveler (often on foot), and his books are so hauntingly beautiful.
The first one I read by him is stunningly beautiful:
The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga (2013).
Here is an excerpt of my review:
“I totally fell under the charm of its writing, a mix of haunted beauty on the nature setting, of deep and sometimes ironic or humorist reflection on the human condition, and notes on lots of books the author took with him, when he decided to go live by himself for 6 months in a little cabin on Lake Baikal, in Siberia.”

BOOK PAIRING #2

GEORGE ORWELL

Down and Out in Paris in London  Finding George Orwell in Burma

Down and Out in Paris and London is Orwell’s autobiographical details on his miserable time in both cities.
Years ago, I read an excellent book by Emma Larkin, “a fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in” Burma, aka as Myanmar: Finding George Orwell in Burma.

BOOK PAIRING #3

HELEN RAPPAPORT

After the Romanovs The Romanov Sisters

Helen Rappaport is an impressive historian, focusing on Russian history. Her books are so documented, yet so pleasant to read.
The first one I read by her was The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra.

A short excerpt is included in my review.

BOOK PAIRING #4

WABI SABI

Wabi sabi Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi is a fascinating Japanese concept or way of life.
Wabi Sabi, by Mark Reibstein and Ed Young (liustrator), is a great way of presenting it to children … of all ages!

BOOK PAIRING #5

HARUKI MURAKAMI

Absolutely on Music Murakami T

Haruki Murakami is my favorite contemporary Japanese author.
he’s mostly written novels, but he has also a few interesting nonfiction novels.
His interviews of Seiji Osawa are so fascinating.
On the lighter side, it was fun reading about his favorite T-shirts!

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE OTHER BOOK PAIRINGS
RELATED TO THESE CATEGORIES?