Nonfiction November Week 5: Additions to my TBR

Week 5: (Nov. 26 to 30) – New to My TBR (Katie @ 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!

I’ve had a great time doing these Nonfiction November posts, found yet more book bloggers and I’ve added these books to my TBR:

From the comments on my Ask the Expert post asking for recommendations about books on World War One:

The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned Peace for the First World WarThe Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern AgeDead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

From posts on Nonfiction that reads like fiction:

Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilLeonardo da VinciThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt from Rennie of What’s Nonfiction. She writes ‘Berendt’s story begins with a murder in the old-fashioned, uniquely southern atmosphere of Savannah but develops into so much more.’
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson from Deb Nance at ReaderbuzzWalter Isaacson is not an art historian, he’s simply a lover of Leonardo, who manages to communicate the sheer joy of this remarkable man’ Books of the Year – The Times.
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey from Brona’s Books, Brona writes, ‘Bailey uses examples from poetry, literature and science to bring forth the nature of her snail. Each little nugget is revealed with care and circumspection. Watching her snail, Bailey comes to terms with her own illness.’

Thanks everyone for your recommendations!

12 thoughts on “Nonfiction November Week 5: Additions to my TBR

  1. You’ve got a nice selection here, Margaret. I like it that so many focus on WW I and its impact. People forget how monumental the changes were that that war brought about. I’ll be interested in what you think as you read those.

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  2. I was fascinated with your book choices Why We Sleep and
    Churchill’s book Painting as a Pastime. I read his book The Finest Hour.
    It is a long read but he mentioned insights that I never read anywhere else about
    WW II. I ‘ll be following your posts closely!

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  3. I tried reading In the Garden of Good and Evil but couldn’t get into it at all. There was a film version I seem to recall which also didn’t wow me. Never mind. I’ve just bought the Leonardo book for my husband having seen your mention of it!!


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