#5OnMyTBR – Nonfiction

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

We’ve arrived at another Monday, which means it is time for another 5 On My TBR! I always have such fun doing these because it makes me look at my TBR and remember some of the books that have been on there far too long. This is especially true for the books that fall into the theme for today: nonfiction books. I can enjoy a good nonfiction, but it is definitely not my go-to genre. I could probably count on one hand how many nonfictions I’ve read this year, heh. It’s basically the exact opposite of my preferred genre, so I have to be truly interested in the topic for a nonfiction to land on my TBR. With that said, I actually have quite a few that have piqued my interest! So let’s take a look at five nonfiction books on my TBR that I’m excited to read.

#1. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is definitely one of my favorite nonfiction authors. A Walk in the Woods is one of my all-time favorite books, period! He has a way of writing with humor and heart that I absolutely love. That’s why his book about travelling through the various small towns that are littered throughout the United States. I love reading about travelling and I know I love his writing style, so I feel like this one is gonna be a hit!

#2. Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin

Sticking to the travelling topic, this is one that has been on my TBR for ages! Little known fact about me: I’m a HUGE Monty Python fan. My dad absolutely loved their show so I grew up with them. I’ve seem almost all their movies and pretty much every episode of the show. So when I discovered this book written by one of my favorite members of Monty Python, I wanted to read it immediately! I love Michael Palin’s sense of humor and this book is also a companion to the PBS series that actually shows his adventures. Hopefully I’ll get to this one sooner than later.

#3. The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr

Another little fact about me: I love true crime shows. When we had cable, my favorite channel was the ID (Investigation Discovery) Channel. I’m slowly working my way through all the true crime shows on Netflix. It’s just my jam! Which sounds super morbid to say, but here we are 😅 I came across this book on Goodreads at one point or another and it sounded like it would be right up my morbid little alley! I haven’t read anything by Douglas Starr before so I’m not sure how I’ll get along with his writing style. Still, this book sounds incredibly fascinating!

#4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Y’all know how much I love a book about books, so you know this had to be on this list! It’s a book that is built on the corresponding between the author and a used-book dealer living in London. I feel like it would be so interesting to watch two people bond over the written word. I mean, that just speaks directly to my book-loving heart! I’ve heard great things about this one, as well, so I’m excited to give it a shot.

#5. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

I’ve owned this book for awhile and have wanted to read it for even longer. I’ve read a few essays by Roxane Gay and really enjoyed them, so I’m sure I’ll get on with the writing in this one. And the topic is so interesting! The way we view our bodies and our relationship with food just seems like it’ll be a really intriguing read. I’ve also heard great things about this book, so that makes me even more excited to read it! If I can get myself to stop buying more books and just read the ones that I already own, this will be one of the first ones I pick up!

What are some nonfiction books on your TBR that you can’t wait to read? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!