Nonfiction November: Week 5 New To My TBR

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I’ve been taking part in Nonfiction November 2019 again this year. It has now come to the end and this is the final topic!

The host this week is Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction who says ‘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’.

It certainly has been an amazing week in which I’ve read other book bloggers’ posts about many nonfiction books, most of them books that were completely new to me. These are just a few of the many that caught my imagination.

From Helen @She Reads Novels

  • The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale  – Victorian true crime
  • Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry by Arthur C. Wright – looks at the often-ignored images in the margins of the Tapestry and discusses what they add to our knowledge of the period.

From RennieWhat’s Nonfiction

From Kate @ Books Are My Favourite and Best

From Hopewell’s Library of Life

1947: Where Now Begins by Elizabeth Asbrink – a year that defined the modern world, intertwining historical events around the globe with key moments from the author’s personal history. I already have 1946: the Making of the Modern World by Victor Sebestyen, so it’ll be interesting to compare these books.

Many thanks to all the hosts of this year’s Nonfiction in November

10 thoughts on “Nonfiction November: Week 5 New To My TBR

  1. Lovely selection, Margaret! And it shows just how great the book-ish community is. I know I always learn about great new books that way. I find myself particularly interested in The Wicked Boy. I keep hearing great things about that one.


  2. So glad I could recommend you Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Catherine the Great. Both are just exceptional, hope you enjoy them!

    And I can also second the recommendation for 1947, that was one of my favorite reads last year (and nonfiction in translation by a woman, so really exciting!)


  3. I’m glad some of the books I mentioned interested you – thanks for linking to them. I think you would enjoy them, particularly The Wicked Boy!


  4. Hope you enjoy The Arsonist! (I think it was robbed of literary prizes in Australia this year – rare to come across a literary true crime book…).


  5. Sounds like a great selection. I second The Wicked Boy – a really interesting true crime novel. And while I haven’t read Making of the Modern World, I did read Sebestyen’s biography of Lenin and thoroughly enjoyed his writing style. The Robert Massie makes me shudder a bit – I got about a third of the way through his bio of Peter the Great and then stopped – it was so long and detailed. I thought it was very good though, and may go back to read the rest sometime… maybe!


  6. I also added The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale to my wish list after reading Helen’s thoughts on it. Happy non-fiction reading with all your new recommendations. 🙂


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