A wise woman once said, “[November] is short but also, like, terribly and insufferably long at the same time.”
Nonfiction November started on Halloween, which I believe was about 25 years ago. Now, Thanksgiving is already over and it’s Christmas! And it’s still Nonfiction November!
Nonfiction November Reflections
I’m not saying Nonfic Nov isn’t a good time–it is! But it can be a little bit overwhelming for a slow reader like me to be introduced to so many great nonfiction books, and I know I likely won’t be able to get around to all of them. I’m about to finish my third book of the month. I’m reminding myself that there’s nothing wrong with only reading three books in a month and to stop comparing myself to everyone who’s completed their entire bingo boards of nonfiction reads on Instagram!
This Nonfiction November has me absolutely set for Nonfiction December, January, February, and beyond. Below are 25 (yes, an amount of books it would take me years to read) books I discovered through reading blog posts and perusing Jaymi’s perfectly curated Instagram stories this month. Still, I had to pick and choose among the books shared, and this list doesn’t include books that I already own but hadn’t read.
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!
Jaymi at The OC Book Girl
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How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith suggested by Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer and C at Happiest When Reading
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward suggested by C at Happiest When Reading
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee suggested by C at Happiest When Reading
Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption by Rafia Zakaria suggested by Ceci at Winston and Books
White Women: Everything You Already Know about Your Own Racism and How to Do Better by Saira Rao and Regina Jackson suggested by Raymond Williams
Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty by Amanda Freeman and Lisa Dodson suggested by Lea at The Tiny Bookstore
Ask Me about My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain by Abby Norman suggested by Victoria at Beauty and Books
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women by Kate Manne suggested by C at Happiest When Reading
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo suggested by Ceci at Winston and Books
The Transgender Issue: Trans Justice is Justice for All by Shon Faye suggested by Liz at Libro Fulltime
Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw suggested by Angie at Pinkadot Pages
The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser suggested by Melissa Firman
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder suggested by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback
One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America by Nick Seabrook suggested by Glenda Nelms and Michelle of Nurse Bookie
Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC by The Editors of New York Magazine suggested by Glenda Nelms
Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America by Dahlia Lithwick suggested by Deb at The Book Stop
Far Out: Encounters With Extremists by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson suggested by Nadirah at Naddie Reads
Figuring by Maria Popova suggested by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction
It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn suggested by Cal at Lowkey Bookish and Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood suggested by Anna at One Woman Book Club
Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler suggested by Shannon at Pillow Fort Readers
Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood by Christa Parravani suggested by Melissa Firman
In Praise of Good Bookstores by Jeff Deutsch suggested by Jaymi at The OC Book Girl
American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience by Diya Abdo suggested by Liz at Libro Fulltime
Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing by Suzanne Methot suggested by Cj at Today It’s This
If you participated in Nonfiction November, which of these books also made it into your TBR? Let me know in the comments or link up your blog post here! Or you can catch up with my posts from Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4.