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. But as I’m trying to limit my TBR to books I absolutely want to read, I just added 10 titles to my TBR, all related to Japan, that were recommended by awesome readers who answered my Ask the expert post.
I did add a nonfiction book on another topic: World War I: The Rest of the Story & How It Affects You Today, (Uncle Eric #10), by Richard J. Maybury. He has a similar one on WWII and Ancient Rome.
This title was found on Carol’s blog: Journey-and-Destination
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WHAT GREAT NONFICTION BOOK HAVE YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?
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).
This year, two of the nonfiction books I have read are about Japan.
I would love to go there one day, plus I have a couple of friends living there, which would help navigate in a country with a totally different language.
Alas, I’m too old to learn Japanese.
And with Covid and other things, I will probably never be able to visit.
So, it’s the perfect time to ask experts here about Japan. Please share with me any nonfiction title you have read about Japan:
its landscapes, birds, history, culture, food, whatever, I want them all! ありがとうございました
HAVE YOU READ ANY NONFICTION BOOK ON JAPAN?
PLEASE SHARE THEM HERE
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.
VERDICT: Both beautiful and heart-wrenching. And of course, a must for all birders. Franny, from Galway, Ireland, knows that it’s probably the last time the Arctic Terns are migrating, so she decided to follow and accompany them on their last journey.
She goes to Greenland, where the bird starts its migration, and manages to convince Captain Ennis Malone to accept her on his shipping boat The Saghani. His crew has had a hard time finding fish, also because of global warming and all we have done to our planet, but Franny is a scientist and knows that the Arctic Tern adjusts its route to where they can find fish to eat. So that should work, right?
Things get complicated…
BOOK PAIRING #2
The book is excellent at describing the royal families and all the petty details of everyday life, from the rising to the preparation for the night; at showing what it would have taken to become the queen of France, lots of advantages maybe, but also lots of sacrifices.
BOOK PAIRING #3
The Broken Teaglass:
Take words, a job with words and dictionaries, and a good mystery, well, how could I resist that! A neat, smart, very enjoyable and quick read.
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO BIRDS OR TEA?