Nonfiction November 2021: New on my TBR

Nonficnov 2021

#NonficNov
#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 5 (Nov 29-Dec 3):

NEW TO MY TBR

Hosted by Jaymi at The OC Book Girl

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

This month, I have read about all kinds of fascinating nonfiction books I didn’t know about.
17 (!!) of them told me I should really read them! I listed them here below in the alphabetical order of the book blogs where I found them. Congratulations to Erin at Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs.., who managed to add 3 books on my TBR!!
Thanks to all who participated, it’s always an event rich in many discoveries.
It was also great to post everyday on Instagram thanks to Jaymi who organized the #nonfictionbookparty

Bookfever:

1. In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, by Daisy Dunn

Entering the Enchanted Castle (in a comment on my post about graphic nonfiction):

2. Stitches, by David Small
3. El Deafo, by Cece Bell

JulzReads:

4. The Border: A Journey Around Russia Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and the Northeast Passage, by Erika Fatland
5. Ultimate Visual History of the World, by Jean-Pierre Isbouts

ReaderBuzz (in a comment on my post about graphic nonfiction):

6. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu
–  not only added to my TBR, but already checked it out at my library!

Reading in Bed:

7. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, by Jaron Lanier

Reading, Writing, Working, Playing:

8. What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why, by David Allen Sibley

Secret Library Book Blog:

9. Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd Edition: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You, by Clare Walker Leslie
–  already checked it out at my library

Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs…:

10. The Private Life of the Hare, by John Lewis-Stempel
11.
Wintering: A Season with Geese, by Stephen Rutt
12. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The Intrepid Arkansawyer:

13. A Place in the Woods, by Helen Hoover

Volatile Rune:

14. The Morville Hours, by Katherine Swift

What Cathy Read Next:

15. Les chats de l’écrivaine, by Muriel Barbery

What’s Nonfiction ?:

16. You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation, by Paul A. Offit

And I also added this one, seen on a Netgalley email – and now received:

17. After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War, by Helen Rappaport

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WHAT GREAT NONFICTION BOOK
HAVE YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?

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Nonfiction November 2021: Expert on Graphic nonfiction

Nonficnov 2021

#NonficNov
#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 3 (Nov. 15-19):
Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert
hosted by Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

Three ways to join in this week!
You can either share 3 or more books
on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert),
you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic
that you have been dying to read (ask the expert),
or you can create your own list of books
on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

I realized I quite often recommend some graphic nonfiction, so I decided to be the expert today on that. Plus, I think this genre needs better recognition. In my library, they are labeled as “nonfiction graphic novels”, which really doesn’t make any sense.

Here are a few categories.
Most of the graphic nonfiction books I have read are

BIOGRAPHIES

Click on the covers to access my review/the book on Goodreads

  the provocative coletteChe

  Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie james joyce  

  audubon Monet

            Gandhi dalai lama

   Hedy Lamarr  Adventures of Hergé

ABOUT BOOKS

These two are so good and so on target. Perfect ideas for Christmas gifts for book lovers:

  Book Love I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf  

MEMOIRS

Ichi-F is quite powerful! I don’t think I’ll ever forget that book.

  The American Dream Ichi-F

PHILOSOPHY

  Action Philosophers volume 1 Action Philosophers volume 2

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE GRAPHIC NONFICTION BOOKS?
ANY OTHER YOU WOULD RECOMMEND?
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Nonfiction November 2021: Book Pairings

Nonficnov 2021

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#nonfictionbookparty: Instagram Daily Challenge
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Here is the topic for Week 2 (Nov. 8-12):
Book Pairings
hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
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.

Today, I’m offering you 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

RUSSIAN LITERATURE

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain  And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon

And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon: Essential Stories
VERDICT: A good sample of strange and disorienting short stories of the Russian master in the genre.
The Nose
is one of the stories studied and brilliantly presented by George Saunders – as part of his classes on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University.
And it is one of Gogol’s stories offered in this new collection.

BOOK PAIRING #2

INDIAN-ANGLO LITERATURE

Languages of Truth Quichotte

Quichotte:
VERDICT: Brilliant take on Don Quixote. Tragicomedy on our society and where it’s going.
I finally discovered Salman Rushdie’s brilliant mind and writing last year.
So this year I decided to read this amazing collection of essays.
And in case you are interested, even though it’s not nonfiction, you might want to join us in our readalong of The Satanic Verses.

BOOK PAIRING #3

FRENCH LITERATURE

Looking for The Stranger  The Meursault Investigation

The Meursault Investigation:
I could obviously have paired it with the novel itself, The Stranger by Camus, which you probably all know.
But you may not know The Meursault Investigation:
A fascinating rereading of The Stranger by Camus, opening up to broader historico-social perspectives, and casting a harsh light on the events of yesterday and today.

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