Nonfiction Nov – Week 5 – New to TBR

I made it to Week 5, the final week! This has been a wonderful month of finding not just new reads but whole new blogs and people! My only regret is that I didn’t have enough time to visit everyone and reply all the time. My blogging hours are limited to when my son is in school three mornings a week, which is usually an acceptable amount of time, but this challenge needed a little more than that. I do plan on trying to go back and comment, and finish visiting those I missed though over the next week or so.

Also, because I am a person who takes notes on the backs of envelopes and random bits of paper, I lost one of my lists of reads and also a list with the names of the blogs I got books from. So… if you are reading this and see a book here that I have said I added but didn’t add the blogger and it is you, let me know so I can link back! I feel awful about it. Next year I will be more organized and better prepared. This was my first year, and I learned a lot and really enjoyed myself! Thanks to everyone who hosted and set this challenge up!

Which leads us to this last week, all of our new books added to our TBR, hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction:

Week 5: (Nov. 25 to 30) – New to My TBR – Rennie @ 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!


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone : Books Are My Favorite and Best

Pancakes in Paris – Musings of a Literary Wanderer

Kitchen Yarns – Unruly Reader

Apple Island Wife – Secret Library Site

Where the Hornbeam Grows – What Cathy Read Next

Out East – Novel Visits

The Reluctant Hotelkeeper – Superfluous Reading

An Elephant in My Kitchen – Superfluous Reading

Educated – Cozy Reading Nook

The Man Who Climbs Trees – Booksplease

The Stranger in the Woods – Book Lovers Pizza

As You Wish – Sincerely Stacie

The Salt Path – Booker Talk

My Wedding Dress – Ex Urbanis

North of Normal – Kristin Kraves Books

Home Cooking – Cozy Reading Nook

Letters from Iceland – Liz D.

Iceland Defrosted – Liz D.

The Solace of Wide Open Spaces – What’s Nonfiction

Spirituality/Self Help

Welcoming the Unwelcome – Lovely Book Shelf

Tiny Beautiful Things – Book Lovers Pizza

Thriving as an Empath – Lisa Notes

The Road Back to You – Lisa Notes

If at Birth You Don’t Succeed – Based on a True Story


Expeditions Unpacked – Julz Reads

The Witches: Salem, 1692

A Bite-Sized History of France – Deb @ Readerbuzz

The Evolution of Useful Things

Poe: A Life Cut Short : Katenread

The Five – Doing Dewey Decimal

Letters of a Woman Homesteader – Hopewells Library of Life

Dead Wake – The Paperback Princess

I also think Bryan’s post for expert week was pretty important – so I just added the whole list. One More Page as well

The Road to Jonestown – Scifantastor


The Hidden Life of Trees – Deb @ Readerbuzz

The Wild Remedy – Jade @ Reading with Jade

Last Child in the Woods

The Big Year – Deb @ Readerbuzz

North on the Wing – Deb @ Readerbuzz

Weird and Wild Beauty – Deb @ Readerbuzz

H is for Hawk – Deb @ Readerbuzz

Wilderness Essays John Muir – Deb @ Readerbuzz

The Soul of an Octopus – Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

21st-Century Yokel – Secret Library Site (which I already bought and read!)

Gathering Moss – An Adventure in Reading – (pretty sure this is next on my list)

Under Land – Doing Dewey Decimal

Around the World in 80 Trees – Superfluous Reading

Braving It – Musings of a Literary Wanderer

Forest Bathing – Readerbuzz

Birders – Tale of a Tribe – Liz D.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – What’s Nonfiction


#IMOMSOHARD – Never Enough Novels

True Crime

The Crimes of Paris – What’s Nonfiction

The Poisoner’s Handbook

The Family Next Door

After the Eclipse – Rather Too Fond of Books

Then Shelleyrae had a crazy good list of women serial killers (does that sound weird? lol)


Cozy White Cottage – Unruly Reader

Cozy Minimalist Home – Unruly Reader


The Stopping Places

50 Great American Places

Don’t Make Me Pull Over


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?Maphead’s Book Blog

Tamed – Kate Vane

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife – What’s Nonfiction

Bad Science – What’s Nonfiction

Quiet – Booksplease


The Gender Agenda – Rather Too Fond of Books

Books about Books

The Novel Cure – Books are my favorite and best


Split Tooth – Lovely Bookshelf 

Cape May – Novel Visits


Redhanded – What’s Nonfiction


27 thoughts on “Nonfiction Nov – Week 5 – New to TBR

  1. This is such an amazing list!!! I’m so glad you got so many, and that you had fun participating 🙂 My first year I was scrambling to put together the TBR list too, but don’t worry, it only happens once. Yours is so organized already though!

    I’m glad I could recommend you a few that I thought were amazing. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. I can emphatically second the recs for The Five, Underland, Quiet, Poisoner’s Handbook, After the Eclipse, Kitchen Yarns, and Pancakes in Paris. All of those are outstanding. And earlier this year I finally got to visit the American diner in Paris from Pancakes in Paris and I was SO excited (I imagine it was like your Savannah trip but on a smaller scale, lol).

    Thanks for the recommendations you gave me too – I am so eagerly anticipating Sound of a Wild Snail Eating!

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    1. I had such a good time participating! This was pretty awesome, especially since I am trying to increase the amount of nonfiction I am reading. 🙂 I am really excited to read Pancakes in Paris actually lol, but I am waiting for the Paris in July event, so I have some time to wait. And how cool you visited the diner! I love literary inspired trips and outings. LOL. I wonder how many of us do that, make trips to places we read about, especially for a diner or a house? I know that my dad loves the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and he went to the Whistle Stop Cafe once while on vacation. (I don’t think he has read the book) Hmm.

      And this list. LOL. I already have my plan in place for next year. I am going to have a draft going all month of all my new books, to keep it in one place. Hopefully. Chances are though, it will be written on scraps of paper once again since that is how I roll. Lol.

      Thanks for all your enthusiasm and comments and suggestions!!


  2. Thanks so much to linking to my recommendation of After the Eclipse and The Gender Agenda, I really appreciate it. I’ve struggled to keep up with commenting and replying to comments this month too but it’s been fab to find new bloggers to follow and I’ve really enjoyed joining in. I hope you enjoy all of the books you’ve added this month! 🙂

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  3. Thank you for the mentions and for linking back to me! I totally hadn’t realised we were supposed to link to where we saw the books so just kept a list and hoped no one was offended! I will do better next time. And yes, it was quite hard to keep up with all the new bloggers and posts. I hope new commenters like you and others will keep reading my blog and I’m so pleased to have so many new bloggers to follow!

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  4. I’m so reassured to know I am not the only one who scribbles notes on any bit of paper that just comes to hand. Then I lose it. When I do find it months later I either can’t read my writing or don’t know what the note is meant to be about……

    So glad to see my recommendation for the Salt Path resonated with you. It is really a very special book

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