Well, at the start of November I said I wanted to add lots of nonfiction to my TBR, and this month definitely delivered. Here are a few books I’m now very keen to get my hands on.
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Ellie from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm recommended it in her first post of the month and her review here really sold it to me, though I will save it for a day when I am feeling especially robust. It sounds pretty devastating.
The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson. I enjoyed Fariba’s comments on this essay collection and I have loved everything else I’ve read by Robinson. As someone who is reformed evangelical by theology, but has deep disagreements with the US religious right (which parts of the UK political scene are desperately trying to imitate), I am curious to hear from someone with apparently similar views to mine.
The Novel of the Century by David Bellos was mentioned in a few different posts, including this one by Words and Peace. I loved Les Miserables when I read it a few years ago, and I’d like to read more on the subject.
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nahesi Coates. This recommendation didn’t come from a blogger at all. Rather, one of my favourite journalists wrote a great review of it for the New Statesman, and one of my favourite vloggers mentioned it in her TBR for this month. I am trying to take a bit of a break from reading more about US politics than I can help, but I do want to get to this eventually.
Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku. I love science fiction, even though I don’t review a lot of it here, and this nonfiction book about phasers, teleporting, and time travel just sounds like EXACTLY what I want to read next. The recommendation is from this Book Riot list.
Thank you, everyone that I got a recommendation from! I have very much enjoyed Nonfiction November and can’t wait to participate next year.