#NonFicNov ~ New to my TBR


First, Some Notes

This can’t be the last week of Nonfiction November. I haven’t read all the books yet!

My reading list shifted after a trip to the library and a online library hold become available. I’m currently working on The Unpersuadables by Will Storr and Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming. I should finish the former in time to review it on Thursday.

I never quite managed to organize last week’s post on diversity in nonfiction magic literature (or rather the lack of it). Instead, I have a notion of spotlighting some women in magic every first Magic Monday of the month.

New to my Nonfiction TBR

Hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey

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!

NonFic TBR

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan – Growing up in Nebraska, I never had much of an interest in agriculture or the history of the Plains. That changed when I moved to Arizona. From The Relentless Reader

The Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler’s Circle by Arthur J. Magida – I tend to think that the heyday of spiritualism was past by WWII. Not so? From James Reads Books
(Also, when adding this to my Goodreads “Want to Read,” I came across The Rabbi and the Hit Man: A True Tale of Murder, Passion, and Shattered Faith by the same author. Doesn’t *that* sound interesting?)

The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr – A book I wanted to read enough that I checked it out from the library during week two. From Bibliophilopolis

Freak Show by Robert Bogdan – Reading about stage magic leads to reading about vaudeville which leads to reading about other attractions including freak shows. From eclectic / eccentric; actually, Trisha posted a whole list of intriguing books on “freaks.”

Again, despite growing up in Nebraska, I didn’t really become a sports fan until I moved away. I’m still picky about what/who I follow, but I am intrigued by sports nonfiction. Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves has a whole list of sports recs!

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson – I spend time wondering what it would be like to live in the past. What day-to-day life was like. I have a feeling after One Summer, I’ll be reading more Bill Bryson. From Reading, Writing, Working, Playing (A shout out to Stainless Steel Droppings too, who happened to review this book last week.)

Unfortunately, the link-up this week is probably only going to further expand my TBR list. It already has with Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales. From Musings From A Bookmammal

6 thoughts on “#NonFicNov ~ New to my TBR

  1. bookmammal

    I just finished the ESPN book this past weekend–thank goodness I had it on my kindle because at 700+ pages it would have been a pain to tote around with me! Really a good read if you’re into sports (as I am!).
    I listened to the audio version of The Worst Hard Time and found it very riveting–more than once I sat in my garage waiting to hear the end of a chapter!

  2. Sarah @ Sarah's Book Shelves

    Thanks for the shout-out and glad to find a fellow book blogger who likes reading about sports – we’re kind of a rare breed! I also loved the ESPN book…you probably saw it on my sports list.

    And – I forgot to add One Summer to my TBR list! I loved Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country.

  3. DoingDewey

    I feel like I read a lot of nonfiction, but there are surprisingly large number of authors in the genre I’ve been hearing about for a long time and never gotten too. Bill Bryson is one of them, as are Mary Roach and Erik Larson. I definitely need to give them a try 🙂


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