Week 5: (Nov. 26 to 30) – New to My TBR
It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books!
Which ones have made it onto your TBR?
Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book.
Before I get started on this year’s final non-fiction November post I want to discuss the weather.
Sydney is currently being inundated by a major rain system.
We’re expecting a month’s worth of rain in one day.
So far we’ve had 105.6ml from 5:30am to 9am.
I wish I could stay home today, warm and dry and read books and blog, but no, I have to venture out in my gumboots, so this will be quick.
I have read so many Non-Fiction November posts this year and added so many new books to my Goodreads wish list that I’m not sure I would be able to sort out what book I found on which post.
has created a fabulous list of #NonFicNov participants with two of their book suggestions that took her fancy.
But I will focus on the books recommended to me back in Week 3
when I asked for assistance in reading about the French Revolution. I asked for both non-fiction and fiction titles.
Nancy – The Chouans – an 1829 novel by Honoré de Balzac
Reese – Napoleon III and his Carnival Empire by John Bierman (& a second rec for the Chouans)
Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune by John Merriman
The Paris Commune: A Revolution in Democracy by Donny Gluckstein
Ninety-Three the last novel by Victor Hugo
Michael – Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East by Juan Cole
Kate – Marquis de Sade by Maurice Lever
Heather – Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Buried in Print – The Eight by Katherine Neville
O – Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
Doing Dewey – The Black Count by Alexander Dumas
The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba by Mark Braude
Whispering Gums – Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution by Caroline Moorehead
– Napoleon’s Australia: The Incredible Story of Bonaparte’s Secret Plan to Invade Australia by Terry Smyth
Thanks to our five fabulous hosts for anther amazing year of non-fiction and a huge thank you to ALL of you for your comments, suggestions and recommendations. It’s not easy to get around to all the posts every week, so I’m grateful that so many of you made the effort to do just that.
To complete my non-fiction November with a bang, the recent Classics Club spin, spun me a classic non-fiction bio about Louisa May Alcott – Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson.