Nonfiction November – New to My TBR

NonfictionNovember-e1506979820517I can’t believe the month is almost over!  Nonfiction November has been my first blogging event of this scale and I’m having a wonderful time.  I’ve met a ton of wonderful people, and heaven knows they’ve recommended some wonderful books.  Here are a few that have made it onto my To Be Read list:

32311672Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life by Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD
Recommended by Running ‘n’ Reading (her review is thisaway)

A look at end of life care from the perspective of an ICU doctor who also became certified in palliative care.  She describes a “End-of-Life Conveyor Belt” and how receiving more care (ventilator, surgically placed feeding tube, etc.) makes it harder to die outside of a hospital, on your own terms. This book is so perfect for me I’ve already read it and loved it!  Review forthcoming.

34127677The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich
Recommended by What’s Nonfiction? (her review is thataway)

Ehrlich went to Wyoming on assignment and ended up staying once her work was done.  She writes about how the  myth of the American West stands up to the reality, working on a ranch and the people you’ll find there, and what makes it the perfect place for her.  I’ve already read this one, too, and in fact I’ll be giving it as a Christmas gift!  I don’t want to tip off the recipient so the review will be a little delayed.  Until then know that it’s awesome and worth your time.

23214337Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
by Val McDermid
Recommended by Words and Peace

I think I’ll like this because I liked Working Stiff – how forensic types figure out how someone died or who committed a crime.  It looks like the author has written a bunch of crime novels and did a lot of research, so it’s sure to be an engrossing read.

How is everyone faring?  Sick of nonfiction yet?  😉

6 thoughts on “Nonfiction November – New to My TBR

  1. I’m so glad you liked the Solace of Open Spaces! I loved it and I’m happy I could put it on your radar. Even better that you know someone else who’ll appreciate it, those are the best kind of recommendations 🙂 she has another essay collection I’ve got on my to-read, “Islands, the Universe, and Home.” Really hoping it’s as moving and beautiful as Open Spaces.

    Forensics is also really good, in my opinion. Looking forward to your reviews!

    1. It was also very timely because I had no idea what I was going to get this person for Christmas, so double thank you! 😉 I will definitely have to check out more of her essays.

    1. She can be quite convincing! And it’s so good you can’t help but push it on other people.

      I’m with you about fiction – I think the manga I read may have been a protective brain reflex of some sort. 😉

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