Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! I'm happy to have many things to be thankful for. Among these are good books and the ability to connect with other book lovers via blogs. On that note...
...this is (obviously) the final week of Nonfiction November. I've really enjoyed getting to know some new blogs and bloggers through this event, not to mention having the chance to write about books I love and to learn about ones I now look forward to reading.
Our topic this week was:
New to My TBR: What nonfiction have you added to your toppling TBR pile this month? Be sure to credit which bloggers you heard about titles from (if you can remember)!
Disclaimer: I've been terrible about keeping track of where I read about what. And I'm pretty sure I discovered some of these titles outside of this event. But, anyway, here are some recent additions to my nonfiction to-be-read list.
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink This book takes a look at what happened at one New Orleans hospital during and after Katrina. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book from a variety of sources, so I'm very interested in reading it.
Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz It's practically impossible to imagine my childhood without my family gathered around the TV to watch our beloved Steelers in their heyday. This book sounds like an important contribution to sports history journalism.
Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove I learned about this book via Kim, pre-NonFicNov. Although I never participated in theater, the process of blue-collar kids becoming interested in any of the arts is always a fascinating subject that's near and dear to me.
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan This is one I know someone blogged about during NonFicNov, but I can't remember who it was--sorry! (If it was you, please pipe up so I can give you a proper shout-out.) It sounds like a truly gripping story about Cahalan's experience with a sudden and terrifying illness that mystified doctors as they tried to save her life.
At Least You're in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life by Jennifer Criswell Hey, I actually remember that it was Lovely Bookshelf who recommended this one! As someone who doesn't get to travel nearly as much as I would like, I'm a sucker for a good travel memoir. This one looks funny as well as dreamy.