This week’s host for Nonfiction November is Katie @ Doing Dewey, and it’s about the nonfiction titles we’ve added to our TBR list this month. Below I’m highlighting just a few of the books I hope to read.
Here for It; Or How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas is a book described as “a poignant and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding his joy, and every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.” I don’t read a lot of essay collections but I’ve seen this book recommended frequently. Katie at Doing Dewey describes it as funny and hopeful while also addressing serious issues. The audiobook is narrated by the author, always a bonus.
A particularly relevant topic right now is Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright. This was described by Introverted Reader as her favorite nonfiction read this year.
The way the brain works is a topic that always fascinates me. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk was recommended by Lory at Emerald City Book Review as an important book about the way trauma clouds our thinking.
Catch and Kill: Lie, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow is about another topic, sexual assault, that I feel is really important. This book, recommended by Kristin Kraves Books, is about systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood and the beginnings of the Me Too movement.
I got a lot of other good recommendations, so thanks to the other bloggers who participated in Nonfiction November, and to our four hosts! You can find links to the other “new to my TBR” posts here.