(Nonfiction) November Reading List – Science, History, and Historical Fiction

Happy November everyone! I can’t believe we have less than two months left of 2019. But I am very excited for November, because I have some great books on my reading list for this month. While I would love to read exclusively nonfiction for Nonfiction November, there are just too many other books I need to get to (one year, I’ll plan better), but I am challenging myself to read at least five nonfiction books. Because we all know my reading list would not be complete if it wasn’t overly ambitious.

Let’s start with the fiction books I’m hoping to read this month:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. This is one of my most anticipated books of the year, so obviously I have to read it. I already preordered my copy, and I’ll probably start it as soon as it arrives (or probably after I finish my current big book, It).

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. This is the last book on my Five-Star Predictions list from last year, and I need to finish it soon so I can get around to making my list for next year. Let me know in the comments: do you think this will be a five-star read for me?

I’ll probably read some more fiction this month, let’s be real, but I’m also planning on reading as much nonfiction as I can, including these books:

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong. I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and I think Nonfiction November is the perfect opportunity. I’m attempting to read as many of Bill Gates’s recommendations as possible – seriously, they are all amazing – and since this one is on the list, and I already own it, it’s not a difficult decision.

Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory by Lydia Reeder. I have been successful in reading more nonfiction this year, but I do really want to more nonfiction by women about women. This book is about a group of women brought together by Sam Rabb during the Great Depression to join his basketball team in exchange for college tuition. I’m really excited to read it.

I am also planning on finishing Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, which I am currently about halfway through and really enjoying.

What are you reading for Nonfiction November? Are there any nonfiction books I should add to my TBR for this month?

4 thoughts on “(Nonfiction) November Reading List – Science, History, and Historical Fiction

    1. Not too bad! So far, I’ve read two (and a half nonfiction books) and only one fiction book. I’ll probably end up reading more fiction (I have to for my book club and reviews), but I’m on track to hit my goal of five NF books this month!

      How’s your NF reading going?

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