Hi everyone! I haven’t shared many TBRs this year because I haven’t been doing them. But next month is non-fiction November and I’ve been really into non-fiction this year so I thought I would participate.
Non-fiction has become one of my favourite genres ever recently. I used to love it as a kid and then went off it, but I’m right back into it and loving it so much. I don’t know if I’ll exclusively read non-fiction next month, but I do want it to be the major genre I read.
I am trying to work through my physical TBR this year, so I have four books from there I hope to read, plus two audiobooks I want to get to.
DARK EMU BY BRUCE PASCOE ➤
This is probably the number one title I definitely want to read. Dark Emu is by an Aboriginal Australian historian, and Koori man. Dark Emu re-examines colonial accounts of Aboriginal Australia after the arrival of the First Fleet, attempting to use evidence to overturn the popular perception of Aboriginal people as a ‘hunter-gatherer’ culture by citing evidence of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building construction by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This book is very popular in Australia right now and I really need to read it!
H IS FOR HAWK BY HELEN MACDONALD ➤
This is admittedly one of those books I’m reading because
everyone says its good. This is a memoir about Helen Macdonald and her experience raising a Hawk after her father passes away. So many people say this is one of the best non-fiction books of all time so I’m excited to see what I think of it.
FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wollf ➤
This was THE book in 2018 and I never read it then but I think I might finally read it this month. I just feel like this is one of those books ~you need to read~.
DEPENDS WHAT YOU MEAN BY EXTREMIST BY JOHN SAFRAN ➤
Another Australian non-fiction, this is about John Safran, who is Jewish, and his investigation into Australia’s alt-right movement. It follows his experience going to alt-right rallies and discusses the kinds of people who attend them, and how Australia perceives the alt-right in comparison to how they perceive themselves. I’ve heard a lot about this book and I’m interested to see what it’s like.
THE GENE BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE ➤
I told myself I’ll read this book for non-fiction last year and I didn’t get to it so I hope I do this year. I bought the audiobook for this so I can work through that. This is, as the title suggests, about the gene and how humans came to understand the importance and role of gene’s within the population. I really like detailed histories like this so I think I should love this book.
KNOW MY NAME BY CHANEL MILLER ➤
The final book in my list is also a must-read and one I have on audiobook. This is Chanel Miller’s memoir, who was the unnamed victim in the Brock Turner case. I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, I’ve heard it’s incredibly powerful but also horrifically sad. But to me this is an important book to read.
That is my TBR for non-fiction November! Honestly this is a lot of books to get through but we will see how it goes! If you’re participating in Non-Fiction November I would love to hear about your TBR and what you plan on reading.
until next time!