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Nonfiction November 2022: New to My TBR

It’s hard to believe it, but Nonfiction November is coming to a close. However, that’s okay because Week Five might be my favorite topic.

New to My TBR (November 28-Devember 2): 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!

After a month filled with sharing all the great nonfiction we’ve all been reading, this week, brought to us by Jaymi at The OC BookGirl, is all about highlighting the many books I’ve added to my TBR pile.

This year, y’all have really outdone yourselves. I ambled into this month thinking I would show self-restraint and hold off on grabbing each and every book that looked slightly interesting (as is my typical default during Nonfiction November). Yeah, didn’t happen. Even though I read a lot of nonfiction, you all kept featuring books I wasn’t familiar with and that are now sitting on my TBR pile.

So, a big thanks from me for all the great reads I can’t wait to get to … and a big groan from my bookshelf.

  • Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales 1962–1997 by Richard King, Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home
  • I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong, Readerbuzz
  • The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier by April White, Based on a True Story
  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake, Unsolicited Feedback
  • The Fairy Tellers: A Journey Into the Secret History of Fairy Tales by Nicholas Jubber, Superfluous Reading
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin D. Mitnick, The OC BookGirl
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Silver Button Books
  • Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil, Falling Letters
  • The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding, Beverly A. Baird
  • Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World by Dan Riskin, Pinkadot Pages
  • Ordinary Wonder Tales by Emily Urquhart, Shoe’s Seeds & Stories
  • The Pie Lady of Winthrop and Other Minnesota Tales by Peg Meier and Dave Wood, Let’s Read Nonfiction
  • PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Evangelical Empire by John W. Wigger, She Seeks Nonfiction
  • The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers by Scott Carney, What’s Nonfiction?
  • The Return of the Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev, What’s Nonfiction?
  • The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, a Founding Father’s Disgraced Descendant, and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism by Bill Schaffer, Doing Dewey
  • Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History by Eliza Reilly, Book’d Out
  • Small Town Girl: Love, Lies and the Undercover Police by Donna McLean, Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home
  • Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Melissa Firman
  • The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr, What’s Nonfiction?
  • Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Helen’s Book Blog

Close the cover, folks, Nonfiction November is officially over. If you’re participating this week, be sure to share your link with Jaymi at The OC BookGirl.

I also want to give a big thank you to all the hosts this month, including Katie at Doing Dewey, Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, and Rebekah at She Seeks Nonfiction. And I need to give a special shoutout and thank you to Jaymi for hosting, running all the Nonfiction November fun on Instagram, and creating the great graphics we’ve all been using this month.

Until next November, happy reading!

9 responses to “Nonfiction November 2022: New to My TBR”

  1. Wow, two from me, I’m honoured! What a great month this has been. I have managed not to add too many to my wishlist (mainly because I’ve seen a lot of good nonfic posts through the year, having added so many bloggers over my few years of nonficnov!) but it’s been wonderful taking part and reading everyone else’s posts!

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    1. Honestly, I could have added several more of yours (and I’m sure I’ll go back and pick up a few). You always find the most interesting nonfiction—I always look forward to seeing your posts. So glad you participated this year!

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting. Nonfiction November is one of my favorite events of the blogging year.

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    1. And thank you for participating! You all made it so much fun this year.


  3. I have many more books on my wishlist now but these were my New to my TBR pile at the beginning of the month.

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for Non-fiction Novembefr and for reading non-fiction books in general.

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    1. And thank you for participating! It was a bit of a hectic month for me, but chatting about nonfiction and reading your posts made everything a little nicer.


      1. What a kind thing to say, Christopher. I always enjoy your posts, so it’s nice to know that you enjoy mine.

        Hope your next month won’t be as hectic and you can have a peaceful Christmas.

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  4. You certainly FAILED on the TBR list restraint, Christopher! And that, my friend, is the danger of reading blogs. Your list is varied, and I must say, very inviting. I wonder how many of them will make an appearance on Nonfiction November 2023 (in addition to newly published books that you can’t pass up!). I read some nonfiction, but not a lot; I am always interested in seeing your November posts.

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    1. This was a failure from beginning to end! But one that I’m willing to manage. I pulled away from nonfiction after college, but it’s back in my life at full force. I have a feeling I’ll be writing about a few of these next year.

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