Monday, November 28, 2022

NFN: New to my TBR

Week 5: (November 28-Dec 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! This week our host is The OC Book Girl.

  1. A Shortest History of the Soviet Union by Sheila Fitzpatrick and A Short History of Russia: From the Pagans to Putin by Mark Galeotti (both from Brona's Books)
  2. Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli by Ted Merwin (Plucked from the Stacks) 
  3. Wild Women and the Blues (the novel paired with a NF title at Based on a True Story)
  4. How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by KC Davis (paired by Melissa Firman with The Lazy Genius Way which I liked) 
  5. 16 Words: William Carlos Williams & “The Red Wheelbarrow” by Lisa Rogers and Chuck Groenink (a NF picture book paired with the poetry of WCW by Plucked from the Stacks)
  6. Abandoned Train Stations by David Ross (Superfluous Reading)
  7. Both titles in this pairing from Beverley A Baird appealed to me: The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd (a novel) and the NF work The Map Thief 
  8. The Divorce Colony by April White (Based on a True Story)
  9. The Age of Creativity by Emily Urguhart by Michael Blanding (Beverley A Baird)

From last year's list--still TBR:

  1. The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock by Lucy Worsley (from Joy's Book Blog)
  2. Index, a History of the by Dennis Duncan (from Books Please)
  3. Vote First or Die by Scott Conroy (from Plucked from the Stacks)
  4. The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym by Paula Byrne (from Entering the Enchanted Castle
  5. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (from Gulfside Musing
  6. Enid by Robert Wainwright (from book'd out -- though it was on their TBR as well rather than a recommendation)
  7. The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters by Juliet Barker (from Doing Dewey)
  8. The Barbizon by Paulina Bren and The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher (a pairing from The Paperback Princess)
  9. Murder Your Darlings by Roy Peter Clark (from LisaNotes)
  10. The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made by Patricia O'Toole (recommended in a comment from Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle)
  11. Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam (from The Book Stop)
  12. Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant (from What's Nonfiction) -- essays from various people about eating/cooking for one


  1. I hope you get to the books on Russia - they had the double advantage of being informative and brief!

  2. Pastrami on Rye is on my list, too. Thanks for the tip on the Wilson book especially. Several good ones here that will likely land on my TBR


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