Monday, 28 November 2016

#NonficNov: Wishlist Additions

I've enjoyed spending the month pootling round new blogs and hearing about many interesting books. There's a mix here of books bloggers have recommended, ones I've just stumbled across this month and a few from the Goodreads Choice Awards lists. I'm sorry I haven't linked to the blogs I found these on here, but my laptop's been blue screening and I've just not had the time. But if you see a book your mentioned in your posts this month here, be sure that you influenced me!

I've come to realise that US and UK non-fiction is much more separate than fiction for some reason. There's a few books I've added to my wishlist that are US only and I'll be keeping my eyes out for UK publishers picking them up.*

This week is hosted by Emerald City Book Reviews.

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell
Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways by Helen Babbs
They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery

Empire of Booze by Henry Jeffreys
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World by Steve Hely
Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground by Ian Purkayastha
Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ by Giulia Enders

On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope
The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To by Dean Burnett
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

*Yes, I know it's fairly easily to get books imported these days, but the exchange rate is pretty awful right now.


  1. Many new books.... Adrift: The Secret Life of London Waterways intrigues me! I hope you enjoy Tim Cope's book. I fell in love with his dog and horse, such loyal companions on this long, hard journey.

  2. I've been wanting to read Voices From Chernobyl as well.

  3. I Contain Multitudes is definitely going on my list. Great title and subtitle, as well as an important and fascinating topic.

  4. Some of these are probably from me. At least I read a bunch of them in the middle and I highly recommend them! If you review the food books like Truffle Boy and Locally Laid please link up to my Foodies Read collection on the first of the month. I want to know what you think.

  5. So many promising additions. There are a couple here that have been on my own list for a bit. I hope you get to read your new finds and enjoy them. It was a pleasure meeting you this month and look forward to your future posts.

  6. I've added a few of these as well... so many wonderful new books discovered this month!

  7. So many good choices here! I recently added A Thousband Naked Strangers to my TBR. Sounds like a great read! Plus that title! : )

  8. All new-to-me! Thank you for sharing these good books. It's the best part of blogging, I think.


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