New to my TBR (Hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?) 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! What nonfiction have I added this month to my TBR? Are you ready for this ridiculously long list of books I'm determined to track down and read? To simplify things, I'm sorting the nonfiction by themes. Thank you for sharing your favorites with me this month!
Books That Saved My Life: Reading For Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure by Michael McGirr, recommended by Brona's Books. Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel, recommended by Words and Peace.
Food Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee, recommended by Based on a True Story Eight Flavors: The Untold Stories of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman, recommended by What's Nonfiction. Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood, recommended by Unruly Reader and Gulfside Musing. More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin, recommended by What's Nonfiction?
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman, recommended by Gulfside Musing.
History Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves by Adam Hochschild, recommended by Just One More Page. The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin, recommended by Still Life, with Cracker Crumbs. Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny by Witold Szablowski, recommended by What's Nonfiction. Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France by Stephen Harding, recommended by JulzReads. Expeditions Unpacked: What the Great Explorers Took Into the Unknown by Ed Stafford, recommended byJulzReads. Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner, recommended by JulzReads and Novel Visits. The Hidden Places of World War II: The Extraordinary Sites Where History Was Made During the War That Saved Civilizationby Jerome M. O’Connor, recommended byJulzReads. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff, recommended bySarah's Bookshelves, Tina Says, TBR, Etc., and Novel Visits. Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation by Anne Sebba, recommended by The Paperback Princess. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog. Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War by Victoria Nicholson, recommended by Books Please. When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rossbottom, recommended by TBR, Etc.
Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier by Victoria James, recommended by TBR, Etc.
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner, recommended by NancyElin.
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell, recommended by Reading With Jade.
21st Century Yokel by Tom Cox, recommended by Cracker Crumb Life. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Franz de Waal, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog. Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori, recommended by Superfluous Reading. The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds by John Yow, recommended by Words and Peace. City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham, recommended by Brona's Books.
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach, recommended by An Adventure in Reading. The Hidden World of the Fox by Adele Brand, recommended by Book Dilettante. How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson, recommended by Still Life With Cracker Crumbs. Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile, recommended by Words and Peace.
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan, recommended byJulzReads and What's Nonfiction?
Vitamin N: 500 Ways to Enrich the Health and Happiness of Your Family and Your Community by Richard Louv, recommended by Still Life With Cracker Crumbs.
Where the Hornbeam Grows: A Journey in Search of a Garden by Beth Lynch, recommended by What Cathy Read Next.
The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary by Emma Mitchell, recommended by Reading With Jade. The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating and Protecting the Tidal Marshes of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast by Charles Seabrook, recommended by The Cozy Reading Nook.
Why Birds Sing: A Journey into the Mystery of Bird Song by David Rothenberg, recommended by Words and Peace.
Self-Help/Happiness/Health The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker, recommended by Unruly Reader.
Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience, and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales, recommended by Brona's Books.
Simplicity Bohemian Living: Creative Homes Around the World by Robyn Lea, recommended by Brona's Books. Chasing Slow: The Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner, recommended by Monica Baker. Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have by Tatiana Schlossberg, recommended by Reading the End. Mini-Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham, recommended by Based on a True Story
Social Issues Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young, recommended by Plucked From the Stacks. Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, recommended by NancyElin. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy, recommended by BermudaOnion's Weblog.
Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We're Wrong About the World---And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, recommended by Silver Button Books. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. Chung, recommended by Hopewell's Public Library of Life. Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff, recommended by Reading the End. Teacher: One Woman's Struggle to Keep the Heart in Teaching by Gabbie Stroud, recommended by NancyElin.
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes Us or Breaks Us by Paul Tough, recommended by Tina Says.
Spirituality/Philosophy Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life by Melanie Shankle, recommended by The Cozy Reading Nook. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, recommended by Lisa Notes. Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans, recommended by The Lowrey Library
My Bright Abyss: A Spiritual Meditation by Christian Wiman, recommended by Words and Peace.
A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor, recommended by The Lowrey Library The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity by Mark Clark, recommended by Never Enough Novels. Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans, recommended by The Bookworm Chronicles
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr, recommended by Monica Baker.