Week 5 – Nonfiction November #theOCBookGirl #nonficnov #nonfictionbookparty

Nonfiction November Week 5 – New To My TBR

Hello Friends! It’s time for the final blog prompt hosted by yours truly.  Thanks to my fellow co-hosts and bloggers for an outstanding month of creative posts!

WEEK 5 – Link Round Up

It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto YOUR TBR? Do we have any of the same ones?

Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!

Get ready, this is a long list! I’m sure I forgot a few and reserve the right to add more!

Your Year In Nonfiction Week 1

  • Mindscaping: A Practical Guide for How to Be Happier by Donovon Jenson (BookFever)
  • Fridge Love: Organize Your Refrigerator for a Healthier, Happier Life–With 100 Recipes by Kristen Hong (Based On A True Story) – always a sucker for a pretty refrigerator – and organization techniques!
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (Reader Buzz) – how did I not realize these were nonfiction?!
  • Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall by Helena Merriman (What’s Nonfiction)


Book Pairings Week 2

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer (ReaderBuzz)
  • Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, by Barbara Ehrenreich (What’s Nonfiction?)
  • The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by David Carpenter (The Paperback Princess) – Important to educate myself about this subject
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Reading Ladies.com) – on several posts, a subject I need to learn more about
  • Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard (UnsolicitedFeedback)
  • A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell (Reading, Writing, Working, Playing) – this one was on several lists!
  • XOXY: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist) by Kimberly M. Zieselman (MelissaFirman)
  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy (Gulfside Musing)
  • The Nature of Fear: Survival Lessons from the Wild by Daniel T. Blumstein (Superfluous Reading)


Be The Expert Week 3

  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty (Melissa Firman) – I enjoyed her last book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Ice Bound:  One Woman’s Incredible Battle for Survival by Jerri Nielsen (Books Please)
  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier (Reading In Bed) – scared to read this one!
  • Charitable Writing – Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words by Richard Hughes Gibson (LisaNotes)
  • Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid (Paperback Princess) – I see a theme here and I am eager to learn more
  • The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower (Musings of a Literary Wanderer)
  • “If you read only one book about thinking” read Factfulness by Hans Rosling (Unsolicited Feedback)
  • Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers, edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (What’s Nonfiction)


Stranger Than Fiction Week 4

  • The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Angelo J. Guglielmo and Robin Gaby Fisher (Plucked From The Stacks)
  • Leaving the Witness; Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life by Amber Scorah (Lisa Notes)
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder (Reader Buzz)
  • Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World by Alice Roberts (Book Fever)
  • The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (Maphead)
  • The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner (What’s Nonfiction)
  • The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore (Howling Frog Books)


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19 responses to “Week 5 – Nonfiction November #theOCBookGirl #nonficnov #nonfictionbookparty”

  1. Nice to see your whole month together, what a good idea.

    I did the New to My TBR list and linked back to my other posts.

    Thanks for hosting.

  2. […] still wanted to share some of the great books I will be picking up soon. This week’s host is The OC BookGirl and it’s a chance to identify all the books I’ve added to my TBR this month! Hopefully […]

  3. A great list of good nonfiction. Thank you for making this comprehensive list.

  4. I love how you have classified these by weeks, great idea!
    So many goodies here!
    I tried to show restraint, and only added 17 ;-): https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/11/29/nonfiction-november-2021-new-on-my-tbr/
    Thanks so much for hosting the #nonfictionbookparty on IG, it may be the first time I manage to post daily for a monthly challenge

  5. Glad I could give you some great recommendations, especially Tunnel 29 – I think you’ll love that one! Eat Joy is a really lovely and touching read, and The Sound of Gravel is by far one of my favorite memoirs. Excited to hear what you think when you get to them! 🙂

    I can also second those recommendations for A Woman of No Importance, Highway of Tears, and The Woman Who Wasn’t There – all of those were fantastic!

  6. Wow, you’ll be busy into 2022! I will post my much more abstemious selection tomorrow. I just have to check whether I missed a couple over the month.

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  9. Great idea to separate your new additions by week! We added many of the same books to our tbr lists. Hope you enjoy Code Girls as much as I did. Thanks for hosting this week.

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  12. Excellent choices, we have a few in common. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Good idea to include picks from each week. I just made some random selections but my list could have been much longer! The Woman They Could Not Silence is on mine too, I really need to read that ASAP. Thanks so much for being a host and I’m already looking forward to next year.

  14. What great additions! I’m not posting on this one till Friday, when I’ve read everyone else’s, just in case I’ve missed something. Hope the Linky will remain open until then.

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  17. Finally managed to publish my post and of course didn’t add anything this week. Thank you for hosting!

  18. So glad The Woman Who Wasn’t There made your list! It’s a wild ride.