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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Nonfiction November 2021 Wrap-up


My wrap-up for Nonfiction November 2021:

Weekly blog posts:

Week 2: Book Pairings. Nonfiction titles that would pair well with the National Book Award winner: Hell of a Book 

Week 3: Be an Expert on Narrative Nonfiction

Week 4: No blog post 

Week 5: This post


Nonfiction books read during the month:

1. RACE AGAINST TIME: The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace.

2. BLACK BIRDS IN THE SKY: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

3. WITH YOU, THERE IS NO US: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim

4.  I AM, I AM, I AM: Seventeen Brushes with Death: A Memoir by Maggie O' Farrell

5. DIFFICULT FRUIT: The Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (With Recipes) by Kate Lebo

6. THE OTHER TALK: Reckoning with White Privilege by Brendan Kiely (80% complete)


Additional Nonfiction Books I Reviewed this Month (but read in October)

84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by Helene Hanff

ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons on the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Nonfiction Books In a Physical Pile in My House -- I have high hopes I will get to them in the next week:

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

A LIFE ON OUR PLANET: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough

SEXUAL JUSTICE: Supporting Victims, Ensuring Due Process, and Resisting the Conservative Backlash by Alexandra Brodsky


  1. I've got Beautiful Country lined up to read this month and am really looking forward to it.

    1. I would recommend another read-along but I have the book from the library and I am not sure I can renew it. It is debatable I'll get it finished before it is due.


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