Week 5: (November 28-Dec 2)
What amazing nonfiction books have made it onto your TBR?
The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel by Jodie Archer, recommended by Maria at Read Fine Books.
Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld, recommended by Emma at Words and Peace.
Telltale: Reading, Writing, Remembering by Carmel Bird, recommended by Whispering Gums.
Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar, recommended by Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks.
Honey and Venom: Confessions of an Urban Beekeeper by Andrew Cote, recommended by Angela at Musings of a Literary Wanderer.
The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson, recommended by The Inspired Eater.
The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You Are Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate by Harriet Lerner, recommended by Lisa Notes.
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche, recommended by Lisa Notes.
Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker, recommended by Lisa Notes.
Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First: 10 Questions to Take Your Friendships to the New Level by Laura Tremaine, recommended by Lisa Notes.
*HAPPINESS / HEALTH
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connections and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown, recommended by Lisa at Lisa Notes.
Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman, recommended by What's Nonfiction.
It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn, recommended by Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle.
The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity by Daniel Z. Lieberman, recommended by stargazer at My Year in Books.
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma by Stephanie Foo, recommended by Melissa at Melissa Firman.
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney, recommended by Molly at Silver Button Books.
The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
Across the Tracks: Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre by Alverne Ball, shared by Helen at Helen's Book Blog.
The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore, recommended by Lisbeth at The Content Reader.
The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family by Kerri Greenidge, recommended by Mae at Mae's Food Blog.
Postwar: A History of Europe by Tony Judt, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
A Short History of Russia: From the Pagans to Putin by Mark Galleotti, recommended by Brona at Brona's Books.
Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall by Helena Merriman, recommended by Helen at Helen's Book Blog.
*MEMOIR / BIOGRAPHY
Is this Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld, recommended by The Inspired Eater.
Woman as Seen from the Back by Jesper Wung-Sung, recommended by Lisbeth at The Content Reader.
I Remain in Darkness by Annie Ernaux, recommended by Annabel at AnnaBookBel.
No. 91/92: A Diary of a Year on the Bus by Lauren Elkin, mentioned by Brona at Brona's Books.
Paris: Biography of a City by Colin Jones, mentioned by Thoughts on Papyrus.
*SCIENCE AND NATURE
Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea by Bill Francois, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet by John W. Reid, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
Figuring by Maria Popova, recommended by What's Nonfiction.
The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity by Robin Ince, recommended by Stargazer Online.
The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity---And Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman, recommended by Stargazer Online.
Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World by Dan Riskin, recommended by Pinkdotpages.
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan, recommended by What's Nonfiction.
The Social Lives of Animals by Ashley Ward, recommended by Superfluous Reading.
Thirteen Ways to Smell a Tree by David George Haskell, recommended by Annabel at AnnaBookBel.
American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience by Diya Abdo, recommended by Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running, and Working from Home.
Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us by Brian Klaas, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
Digital Hell: The Inner Workings of a "Like" by Guillaume Pitron, recommended by Emma at Words and Peace.
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, recommended by Happiest When Reading.
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein, recommended by Harry at Unsolicited Feedback.
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do by Gabriel Thompson, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
*SPIRITUALITY / PHILOSOPHY
Beginning to Pray by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, recommended by Emma at Words and Peace.
The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter J. Gomes, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes du Mez, recommended by Rebekah at She Seeks Nonfiction.
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture by John Shelby Spong, recommended by Maphead's Book Blog.
Outlandish: Walking Europe's Unlikely Landscapes by Nick Hunt, recommended by Superfluous Reading
Sailing by Starlight by Rod Scher, recommended by Les at Coastal Horizons.
*WORDS / WRITING
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process, recommended by Melissa at Melissa Firman.