This month, I will be participating in Nonfiction November. Which means I will be reading almost exclusively nonfiction (I still gotta fit my Shakespeare of the month in, though I do plan on choosing one of the histories, so it’s somewhat relevant). I thought about reading nothing but nonfiction, but that seems unrealistic and I’m afraid I’ll just get bored and end up reading like two books total. Instead, I decided to up my minimum nonfiction quota to three books this month. Hopefully I’ll read more, but I’m not promising anything. Here is my TBR for this month:
The Written World by Martin Puchner. This is the one book on this list that I really have to – hopefully – read this month, because I have an ARC and need to review it. It’s about the history of the written word, and how it has affected our world, which just sounds amazing.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I absolutely loved Roxane Gay’s newest book, Hunger, when I read it a few months ago, and I need to read more. This is next on my list of Gay’s writing, and I’m really hoping to get to it this month.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer. This has been on my TBR for a while now, so I’m really hoping to read it this month. It’s a topic I feel passionately about – more so in light of recent political developments – and I am curious to read more in depth about it.
I am also hoping to read a memoir, because I have several unread memoirs to get to and I’ve actually been really into memoirs this year. I haven’t decided which yet, but it will likely be a fun celebrity memoir – I need something upbeat.
As for Shakespeare, I haven’t decided what I’m reading this month yet. I was planning on reading Henry V, and then I realized I’d already read it, so I need to find something else. Maybe Henry VIII or Pericles? Let me know if you can recommend a history (other than Henry V and the Richards, because I’ve already read those).
What are you planning on reading this month? Are you participating in Nonfiction November?
P.S. Yes, I know there is an official Nonfiction November. I decided not to participate in the challenges this year (I couldn’t come up with a TBR I was happy with), but I will be following along and participating by reading a lot of nonfiction.