Nonfiction November – A Pile of Possibilities

Nonfiction-November-2018So many books, so little time!  I’ve amassed quite a list of nonfiction I want to read over the past year and this is the perfect time to get to it.  The term “TBR” stresses me out (obligation! gah!) so let’s call this a Pile of Possiblities (PoP?) instead:

Recent Medical Nonfiction

Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir by Wendy Mitchell
You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death and in Between by Damiela Lamas
The Fears of the Rich, the Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC by William H. Foege
Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright

Diverse Nonfiction

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Dunya Mikhail, trans. Max Weiss
To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Craggs
Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

Backlist Nonfiction

Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by George Plimpton
Oranges by John McPhee
Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician by Michihiko Hachiya, trans. Warner Wells
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Have you read any of these?  Let me know if there’s something I should prioritize!

7 thoughts on “Nonfiction November – A Pile of Possibilities

    1. I’m excited too – I feel a bit like I have a stack of presents in front of me and I don’t know which to open first! My top two at the moment are probably Paper Lion and Get Well Soon, as I’ve been looking forward to them for a while. I hope you’ll join us in Nonfiction November if you’re interested! 🙂

  1. Haha, I love the idea of having a PoP instead of a TBR 🙂 All of the books on your list sound fascinating. I can’t wait to hear about whichever you get to.

    1. I’m on the fence as to which to start with myself… I think it’ll depend on what kind of mood I’m in on November 1st. I’m trying to finish off two books now so I can start with a clean slate but new reads are so enticing!

  2. So many good ones in your pile of possibilities (lol, and love that!) The Beekeeper has been on my list for awhile now, I’d love to get to that one before the end of the year. I think it was nominated for an award in translated literature? Excited to see what what you choose!

    1. Yup, it was nominated for the National Book Award in that category! I’m going to go with my gut choosing a book when the 1st rolls around, but White Rage and Hiroshima Diary are near the top of my mental list at the moment.

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