I have an entire bookcase dedicated to my nonfiction. Well, minus one shelf because it has my historical fiction. But I love reading nonfiction. Unfortunately, I don’t really pick it up. I almost always lean toward fiction.
This year, I plan on changing that! I have picked out a list of nonfiction books that I hope to get to this year. I want to be able to go through a lot of the nonfiction books on my shelves, but they are all books that I actually want to read. It makes it very difficult to get rid of any of them.
Here is my nonfiction tbr for 2019!
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I love Tina Fey. She’s one of my favorite people? So, when I saw this book I had to buy it. That was years ago, and it just sits on my bookshelf.
I actually listened to Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please first as an audiobook a few years ago and Tina Fey is mentioned in it. (I love both of them and like everything they put out into the world?) I really enjoyed listening to her narrate it and I don’t know why I put off reading Bossypants for so long!
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
I love musicals. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that here, but I do. I always have. One of the soundtracks I like listening to is the Catch Me If You Can Musical.
When I found out it was based on a movie, I definitely wanted to watch it, since it wasn’t likely that I’d ever see the musical. Well, then I found out that it was actually based on a book that was based on actual events. Obviously, I had to read it.
I just haven’t done that yet.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I loved We Should All Be Feminists by Adichie. I have bought this book, and also Americana by the same author. I meant to read both of them sooner, but I obviously haven’t.
I don’t have an excuse for why I haven’t at least read this one! It’s so short, only 63 pages. Honestly, why have I not read this one already??
The Holocaust Kid by Sonia Pilcer
I don’t actually know what this one is really about. I think that there’s a family that lived through the Holocaust and the parents are living with that, and their daughter is dealing with that in her own way as well? That was super vague. Sorry.
This is another one that’s been sitting on the shelf for years. It is also super short and I haven’t read it. Obviously.
My Life in France by Julia Child
I’ve been curious about Julia Child since I first watched the film adaptation of Julie and Julia. I love the movie (it has a cast that I really love) and I bought the book because I figured I’d love it just as much. I recently unhauled it after trying to read it many times. While I didn’t love Julie and Julia, I remained interested in Julia.
I don’t remember where I found this book, or where I got it. Like the rest of these books it’s been sitting on my shelf for too long, just waiting to be read.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
One of my favorite time periods in history is the WWII era. As much as I find that time period interesting, I actually haven’t managed to read that many books set in it. This is.
I have been eyeing this one a lot lately. I hope to get to this one soon. And I also hope that I like it. (I mean really I hope that I love it, but I don’t want to have my expectations too high.)
Okay. There you have it. These are just a few books that I hope to get to this year. I have other book lists (other genres and tbr veterans, etc.) that I’ll be uploading soon. So, keep an eye out for that.
Do you read nonfiction? Do you have a list of books that you want to read before the end of the year? Let me know down below!