The final #NonFicNov prompt is hosted by Jaymi at The OC Book Girl. Despite some early efforts, I did not keep up with her daily Instagram challenge. For me, Instagram isn’t a place to post, it’s a place to see what my Millennial and Gen Z cousins are up to, and to indulge in hyper-local memes and cringe TikToks. Anyways, Jaymi encouraged us to keep track of the nonfiction books added to our TBRs in preparation for this week, which I did, until the 15th. So this will lean heavily on the first two weeks of the event. My new additions:
- White Magic by Elissa Washuta, Rennie’s favourite nonfiction book of the year
- Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood he Left Behind by Gavin Edwards, Jaymi’s pick for “celebrity” in the Instagram challenge
- Poe For Your Problems: Uncommon Advice From History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru by Catherine Baab-Muguira, which sounds delightfully niche, recommended by Silver Button Books
- More from Rennie, who, in what might be my favourite post of this event, pairs books with podcasts in the most delightful way. I’m particularly interested in The Dream and accompanying books about the wellness industry, and Chameleon, and accompanying books about con artists.
- Katie makes a case for The Brontës by Juliet Barker. All 1200 pages of it!
- Jennifer at The Introverted Reader rekindled my interest in ancient Egypt with The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatsheupsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney
And that’s it! I didn’t do much reading (concentrated my efforts on novellas, the other perennial November book blog event) by enjoyed posting and reading. A huge thanks to all the hosts and participants.