Nonfiction November Week Five: New TBR Favorites

It might be the first day of December, but that’s just as good a time as any to acknowledge Week Five, the last week, of Nonfiction November—a celebration of all those totally true and fact-filled books out there. This week’s question comes from Rennie at What’s Nonfiction.

Week 5 (Nov. 25 to 30) – New TBR Favorites: 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!

The Ever-Expanding TBR Pile

It’s been a remarkable month (and then some) of uplifting some amazing nonfiction titles. And of course, that means I’ve discovered a host of new books that I can’t wait to dig into on the way to the next Nonfiction November. Here’s just a selection of them recommended by a few of this year’s participants.

  • Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. Recommended by What’s Nonfiction.
  • Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner. Recommended by Novel Visits.
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. Recommended by Cracker Crumb Life.
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Recommended by Doing Dewey.


  1. I’m so glad I could recommend you one! Eight Flavors was amazing, I think of it all the time when using the spices she highlighted 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    I can second those recommendations for Underland and Forty Autumns, both are outstanding, and Sound of a Wild Snail Eating made my list too. Thanks so much for taking part, it was so much fun to talk nonfiction with you even more than usual!!

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    1. There were so many great recommendations from you, but I tried to limit myself to just mentioning one! This really was a lot of fun, though I wish I had had more time to interact toward the end of the month (I contracted a stomach virus going into Thanksgiving, which killed any chance of me staying on top of things). But it’s been a total joy chatting nonfiction with you and all the other participants!

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      1. Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better! It’s the season for nasty bugs, unfortunately. Hopefully you’re all through it now. Thanks again for your wonderful contributions though, was wonderful to have you on board! You always have such unique nonfiction recommendations, I’m always interested to see what you’re reading and recommending!

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  2. I hope you enjoy Forty Autumns as much as I did. Southern Lady Code is another one I read and enjoyed, so you get a double recommendation on that one!

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