Nonfiction November TBR


What is Nonfiction November and Why I decided to Participate

This month I’ve decided to participate in Nonfiction November hosted by Olive from abookolive and Gemma from Non Fic Books. Honestly, this is one of my favorite readathons of the year. This readathon is one of the reasons I grew to love nonfiction because it allows nonfiction a little of the spotlight. Because people are posting about it, people are able to see what nonfiction is out there and what books might interest them. It gets people talking about nonfiction in a positive way. Not as something boring but as something just as fun to read as fiction.

The Challenges

The hosts have decided on 4 challenges this year and they are…

  1. Past time/ pastimes
  2. Self/Shelf
  3. Wander/Wonder
  4. Micro/Macro

Check out Olive’s intro video here.

My Picks for the Challenges

  1. For the first challenge I chose a book based on the first half of the challenge, past time, and I chose a book about history, specifically the history of England as I chose Foundation: The History of England from its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors by Peter Ackroyd.


D255EB98-4A54-4974-BD47-344CD07A5593.jpeg2. For the second challenge, I am basing my reading on the first word, self, as in self-education or enlightenment. I know very little about philosophy, so I chose a book that has been sitting on my shelf. (see what I did there lol) My pick is At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell, to learn a little more about it.


2043e55b-823b-4451-9264-e6295d759d9c3. For the wonder/wander challenge I chose a book I’ve wandered away from and is a book I would really like to finish. It’s Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician by Christoph Wolff.


4. And for the final challenge, I chose the book Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America by John J. Fialka because, while they are a small subset women they had a massive impact on the United States.

These are the four books I picked to for the challenges and particularly want to read but I am also hoping to get a few others read as well.

Are you also participation in Nonfiction November? Let me know what books your thinking about reading. I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations.


September TBR


So its been a little while since I posted anything. But I’m back and will be *fingers crossed* updating consistently. Here’s what I hope to read in the month of September.

  1. Hondo by Louis L’Amour
  2. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
  3. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
  4. The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
  5. Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez 

February TBR


February is here! The following books are the books that I picked out to read this month. I’m planning to read some more fantasy this month (Age of Swords and Ruin) since I enjoyed the fantasy books I read last month, and in honor of Valentine’s Day I picked out a romance novel (The Awakening of Miss Prim).


1. Age of Swords (Book Two of the Legends of the First Empire Series) by Michael J Sullivan

2. Setting the World on Fire by Shelley Emling

3. Ruin by John Gwynne

4. The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalie Sanmartin Fenollera

5. Johann Sebastian Bach by Christoph Wolff

6. Rules of Civility byAmor Towles

Nonfiction November TBR


It’s nonfiction November! And I decided to participate. I usually read about 2 nonfiction books a month so I decided to challenge myself and I hope to read at least 4 this November. I picked out 5 for my TBR just to give myself some variety and just in case I finish all of them before the end of the month (unlikely). I may have cheated on a few of these like Grant and started them before November (I have less than a hundred pages left). Here’s my TBR for the month. Continue reading

September TBR

Back to school season is here and I am in the mood for some fantasy and Jane Austen to read while I’m sipping my pumpkin spice latte. The following books are my TBR for the month of September.

What I will be reading…

  1. Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan (this is a reread I’m excited for the new Riyria Chronicles book coming out soon)
  2. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
  3. Malice by John Gwynne
  4. Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford
  5. Emma by Jane Austen

Super Late April TBR

I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .

April TBR

  1. Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
  2. Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
  3. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
  4. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  5. The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

Relevant Links:

March Wrap-Up

March TBR

Links to Books:

Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields 

Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant 

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace