Although I haven’t got around to as many blogs as I would have liked during Nonfiction November (I’ll be trying to catch up this week), I’ve still added a few books that I’m really excited about to my TBR. I like the fact that the month ends with a celebration of all the new potential favourite books we’ve encountered (hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction) and have been really enjoying reading everyone’s posts.

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I love books about train travel, especially those that draw in a lot of historical or cultural information, so when I saw Riding the Trains in Japan on Brona’s list of books about Japan I was immediately interested.

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Although Melanie at Grab the Lapels didn’t participate in Nonfiction November as such, she did write this great mini-review of The Victorian City that grabbed my attention. I am probably going to want a Christmassy choice for my December audiobook, but I think I will be picking this up early next year.

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Bad Science, by Ben Goldacre, has probably been on the TBR at the back of my mind ever since it was first published, but I never got round to picking it up. Pseudoscience that preys on scared and vulnerable people (for a profit) makes me so cross that I wasn’t sure I wanted to read a thorough account of it. However, Rennie’s great review over at What’s Nonfiction has changed my mind.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir

I love books about friendship, but most of the time this takes the form of novels rather than nonfiction. I really enjoyed Mind Joggle’s review of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. Amy Silverstein wrote this after she went into heart failure, 26 years after she received her first heart transplant as a child. Her account of the way her friends rushed to support her as she waited for a new heart sounds truly extraordinary.

Thanks to everyone from whom I got a recommendation – I am really looking forward to reading these books!