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New Non-Fiction to my TBR

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

4 thoughts on “New Non-Fiction to my TBR”

  1. I’m glad I could convince you on In the Dream House, it’s really a great read! And I have to tell my husband there’s a book about the real Peaky Blinders, he also loves the show but I haven’t watched it yet.

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