#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!

I hope y’all are having a grand Monday! It’s time for another 5 On My TBR to kick off another week. This week I had plenty of books from which to choose since the theme this week is non-fiction books. I don’t pick up non-fiction nearly as much as I do fiction, so there are quite a few that are just languishing on my TBR.

I’ve picked five that I’d love to get to sooner rather than later, so let’s get to the list!


#1. The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson has to be one of my favorite non-fiction writers. His book about hiking the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, was both informative and quite humorous. I had such a great time with that book, so I’ve been wanting to read another of his books. This one talks about Bill Bryson re-settling in the United States after spending years abroad. I’m sure it will be just as engaging!


#2. The Real James Herriot by Jim Wight

James Herriot was one of my favorite authors when I was a kid. I loved reading about his adventures as a Yorkshire veterinarian and tore through his collection of tales at rapid speed. So when I discovered that his son had written a biography on his dad, I knew I wanted to read it. It’s sat on my TBR for ages, now, but I would love to read it sooner rather than later.


#3. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

So you may or may not know that I’m a huge fan of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. When I discovered that Lin Manuel Miranda decided he wanted to create the musical after reading this book, I knew it had to go on my TBR. It’s a thick boi, though, so I’ve been intimidated about picking it up. Especially since I don’t know what Ron Chernow’s writing style is like. I’m hoping it won’t read like a textbook 😬


#4. The Next Pandemic by Ali S. Khan

As someone who works in the medical field, specifically in the lab in microbiology, I’ve always found microorganisms fascinating. The current state of world (hello, Covid) makes me even more intrigued. So this non-fiction about pandemics definitely caught my eye. This book has a 4.0 rating, which I think is pretty great for a non-fiction! And I have heard good things about this specific book, so I’m eager to give it a go.


#5. Dead Wake by Erik Larson

This is another book I added to my TBR simply because I loved a previous book by the author. The Devil in the White City was an excellent read and made me want to pick up everything by Erik Larson. I set my eyes on his book about the tragedy of the Lusitania as my next read from him. It’s a topic that has interested me and I already know I enjoy Larson’s writing. I’m excited to give this one a read… eventually, haha.


What are some non-fiction books on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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