Nonfiction November 2020: New on my TBR

 

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Here is the topic for week 5:

NEW TO MY TBR

Hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey

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.

Thanks to each of you:

Brona at Brona’s Books

Deb at Readerbuzz

Diana at Thoughts on Papyrus

Heather at Based on a True Story

Karen at BookerTalk

Katie at Doing Dewey

Liz at Adventures in reading, running and working from home

Melissa Firman

Shelleyrae at Book’d Out

Silver Button Books

What’s Nonfiction?

Here are the books I really want to read.
I plan to read several of these in Jan-March, as part of the Japanese Literature Challenge:

Japan TBR

If you want to see who recommended what, just look through the comments of this 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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Nonfiction November: My Year 2020 in Nonfiction

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As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.

Here is the topic for Week 1 (Nov. 2-6):

YOUR YEAR IN NONFICTION

Hosted by JLeann of Shelf Aware
Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

Here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the links will send you to my review when it’s posted).
So far, I have read or listened to 28 nonfiction, which is already 9% more than last year (I read 23 nonfiction in 2019).
And I plan to read at least 4 more before the end of the year.

Here are the titles:

Bible and religious books:

  1. The Book of Genesis
  2. The Book of Exodus
  3. The Book of Leviticus
  4. The Book of Numbers
  5. The Book of Deuteronomy
  6. he Book of Joshua
  7. The Book of Judges
  8. The Book of Ruth
  9. The First & Second Book of Samuel
  10. The First & Second Book of Kings
  11. The 1st & 2nd Book of Chronicles
  12. The Book of Nehemiah all the above are audio, for The Classics Club
  13. Theological Territories: a David Bentley Hart Digest, by David Bentley Hart- ebook
  14. On The Ecclesiastical Mystagogy, by Saint Maximus the Confessor
  15. The Church, the Litany, and the Soul of Man, by Saint Maximus the Confessor
  16. Le petit livre de la vie réussie, by Anselm Grün

About Thoreau:

  1. Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau – ebook, for The Classics Club
  2. Bob Pepperman Taylor, Lessons from Walden – ebook

About nature:

  1. La Panthère des neiges, by Sylvain Tesson – French audiobook
  2. Vesper Flights, by Helen McDonald – audiobook

About history:

  1. Berezina, by Sylvain Tesson – French audiobook
  2. Marie Antoinette’s World, by Will Bashor- ebook for France Book Tours

About Japan:

  1. The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura – for The Classics Club
  2. The Book of Ichigo Ichie, by Héctor Garcia

On contemporary issues:

  1. On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder
  2. L’Humanité en péril, by Fred Vargas – French audiobook, on the urgent need to save our planet!

Graphic “novel” about books:

  1. I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf, by Grant Snider

I also reviewed 21 books published by Rockridge Press, but I didn’t read these books from A to Z as I would read other books, so I didn’t count them in my statistics.

So really, this was a huge nonfiction year for me.
I’m very happy for the diversity of topics as well.
Besides, I’m glad I did a good dent in my project to listen to each book of the Bible, a nice way of revisiting it all.

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What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

  La Panthère des neiges L'humanité en péril

I had to choose two.
If you click on the left cover, you can see its English edition.
The other one has not been translated

What nonfiction book
have you recommended the most?

Vesper Flights

Do you have a particular topic
you’ve been attracted to more this year?
Besides religious topics, not really

What are you hoping to get out
of participating in Nonfiction November?
As usual, to get acquainted with more nonfiction readers
and find good titles unknown to me.

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Nonfiction November 2019: New on my TBR

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Here is the topic for week 5:

NEW TO MY TBR

Hosted by What’s Nonfiction?

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

Here are the nonfiction books I discovered this month and have added to my TBR.
Last year, I added 19 books in November, but as I try to reduce the height of my TBR, I have been drastic in my choices, and added only 9:

From #Nonficnov participants:

Reading With Jade:
The Wild Remedy: How Nature Heals Us – A Diary by Emma Mitchell

From bloggers who commented on my posts – they may not all be Nonfiction November participants:
Adventures in Reading, Running, and Working from Home:
The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds, by Stephen Rutt

Brona’s Books:
Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World, by Tim Low

Just One More Page…:
The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, by Christopher Skaife

Hmsgofita [sorry, the blogger has an incorrect wordpress ID, and I was not able to find them]
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds, by Bernd Heinrich

Found somewhere else:

Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends, by Alberto Manguel

Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions, by Alberto Manguel

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, by Joshua Hammer

My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer, by Christian Wiman

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Thanks to all my fellow book bloggers who gave me the idea to read the books above listed. And to those who helped me reduce my TBR on birds.

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