We’re over halfway done with this month, but perhaps my biggest book-focused highlight has been participating in Nonfiction November, which was brought to my attention by Rennie over at What’s Nonfiction. With new topics and discussions each week, it’s been a total celebration of nonfiction titles and their authors. The absolute enthusiasm from writers as they recommend a host of fantastic reads has tempted me into adding several books to my TBR pile—which begs a simple question this week:
If you had to recommend only one nonfiction book to anyone, what would it be?
Feel free to send your recommendations my way and, as always, read on for more bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.
Even though my shelves are currently packed with great reads, there’s always room for more books. Here are a few of my purchases from this past week.
Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl
Let It Snow by Sue Moorcroft
Society Girl by Donna Ashcroft
The Christmas Countdown by Alys Murray
Reading About Books
If you’re not reading a book, the next best thing is reading about books. Here’s a selection of bookish news and essays I enjoyed this week:
- After a story circulated about a patron hiding books critical of President Trump at an Idaho library, author Rick Reilly penned an open letter detailing his plans to deliver ten copies of his own book to the library so he can hide them himself.
- Tim Dowling explores the magic and frustration of being an audiobook narrator.
- Two years after flooding destroyed a Salt Lake City library, a renovation team discovered books protected in a surprising place: the walls.
That’s that— the State of the Stacks.