It’s the last week of Non-Fiction November! The final prompt for the month comes from Rennie @ WhatsNonfiction and asks which non-fiction books recommended by fellow bloggers have made it on to your TBR following the past few weeks.
There’s been some really great posts over the past month and I’ve come across a lot of interesting books from fellow bloggers. I’ve been very selective about what I add to my TBR for the past couple of months so even though I’ve been intrigued by a few titles recommended in the past month, I haven’t added much to my TBR at all. Four non-fiction titles did manage to make the cut though, but not necessarily from Non-Fiction November posts!
Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House was actually a tentative addition in October, but I’ve seen a few people talking about it this month so my anticipation for it has significantly increased. It’s the first of three memoirs I’m going to feature here. Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction wrote a great review for In the Dream House over the weekend.
The second memoir I’ve added this month is Me by Elton John. I’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing about this one but over the weekend I watched Rocketman again – it gets better with every watch! – and it finally gave me the nudge to add Elton’s autobiography to my TBR. I also think that I might listen to this as an audiobook. I’ve never listened to audiobooks, but I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts recently and it dawned on me how much reading I would get done if I swapped podcasts with audiobooks! Me is read by Taron Egerton too, whom I love, so I think it’ll be a great introduction to audiobooks for me.
The last of my three memoirs is Jonathan Van Ness’s Over the Top, which Kristen @ Kristen Kraves Books reviewed the other day. I’m a huge fan of Queer Eye and I love Jonathan with my whole heart so I can’t wait for this! I think this may be another good audiobook choice as it’s read by Jonathan himself and the joy in his voice is infectious!
My final non-fiction addition was a gift from my parents for my birthday last week, and is Carl Chinn’s account of The Real Peaky Blinders. I’m a massive fan of the show so it was a spot on gift from my parents and I’m excited to learn about the real history behind one of my favourite shows!
There are definitely a few posts I came across over the course of this month that I may come back to for nonfiction recs when my TBR list is a little shorter, but for now I’m excited to try a couple of memoirs on audio for the first time!
Have you discovered any new non-fiction?