Week 4: (November 23-27) – New to My TBR (Katie @ Doing Dewey): 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!

OK, this  year, I am making sure to create this post at the start of the month, so I can add links to the posts where I found great book recommendations and make sure I thank the bloggers, after a horrible scramble and apology last year!

So these are the books I have added to my wishlist during Nonfiction November 2020 …

“American Wolf” by Nate Blakeslee – this was suggested by WhatsNonfiction in a comment on my post about Being the Expert/Becoming the expert and looks at the reintroduction of wolves to a US state park.

“Between Stone and Sky” by Whitney Brown – a memoir of a female dry-stone waller, which I saw on Laura Tisdall’s blog which wasn’t as part of Nonfiction November but is nonfic and in November …

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah – seen on quite a few people’s lists so I’m not going to stick to one link here.

Collectiva Sambra have put together a worldwide collection of “Pandemic Solidarity” that I spotted on Lovely Bookshelf’s leftist Be The Expert post.

Raynor Winn’s “The Salt Path” and “The Wild Silence” have cropped up through all of Nonfiction November AND in the rest of my life, Annabookbel had “The Salt Path” on her Become the Expert post and ReaderBuzz had both of them on her TBR post, I also got the note I will like them from others, but they are on my wishlist now.

That’s not many! I’m not sure why: I did read a lot of posts including exploring blogs I don’t already follow through the links added to the weekly posts. I just combed through all the Be The Expert ones. I think one thing was that a good few of the Be The Expert posts were about anti-racism, which is of course brilliant, but featured books I’m already aware of or very US-centric ones where I’m trying to read about the UK first. And then quite a few on memoir and exploration which I love but am quite picky about. Or maybe I’m just aware that I haven’t read as much as I’d have liked this month and am wary of adding on to the TBR!

Anyway … moving on:

What about last year’s list?

I thought I’d have a look at last year’s list and see how many I’ve acquired and/or read since:

Tori Bilski – Wild Horses of the Summer Sun – I’ve bought this one and it’s working its way up my TBR

Stephen Bourne – Mother Country: Britain’s Black Community on the Home Front 1939-1945

Mikita Brottman – The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison

Juno Dawson – The Gender Games – I’ve bought this one and it’s working its way up my TBR

Gretel Ehrlich – The Solace of Open Spaces

Lori Gottlieb- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Dan Koeppel – To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession

John Marshall – Wide-Open World

Fatima Farheen Mirza – A Place for Us

Julie Summers – Uninvited Guests: The Secret Lives of Britain’s Country Houses 1939-45

Paul Theroux – On the Plain of Snakes

Laurence Wright – God Save Texas

So two purchased and to be read. But the others remain on my wish list so I’m still interested in them!