Nonfiction November 2019 | Week 5

Hello my fellow bookworms, it is the last week of Nonfiction November 2019, a popular, yearly reading event, that celebrates and gets us discussing our non-fiction reading. The event is running across five weeks, with five topics, five hosts, and an Instagram photo challenge, too. For Week 5: (25th to 29th Nov.) we are being hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction and this week’s topic is:

New to My TBR: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!


So this week is simples: here are the books that have made it on to my wish list, after hearing about them in other blogger’s Nonfiction November posts; in other blogger’s reviews during the month; and one recommendation on my own post:

  • Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley (Rachel)
  • A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller (Kelly)
  • Divorced, Beheaded, Survived by Karen Lindsay (Shelleyrae)
  • Following in the Footsteps of Henry Tudor by Phil Carradice (Helen)
  • The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale (Helen)

It is no surprise that the majority of these are histories, while one is Christian: basically, my two favourite nonfiction topics.

Now over to you: Have you read any of these? What new non-fictions have you added to your wish list because of this event?

17 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2019 | Week 5

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Rennie, as well as hosting this week! πŸ˜€ And yeah, it has a great title – I presume it is inspired by the old rhyme β€˜Divorced, beheaded, died, Divorced, beheaded, survived’. πŸ™‚

        1. Thank you, Karen – I don’t really listen to audiobooks, although I like the idea of it. Except, now and again, I have been listening to the audiobooks of the Harry Potter series. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha thank you Shelleyrae, but to be honest I didn’t really restrain myself, these really were the ONLY books that really grabbed my interest. And, I will definitely stop by and check out your post too. πŸ˜€

  1. I’m pleased to see that two of the books I’ve written about this month have been added to your wish list! I haven’t had time to put a post together for this week of Nonfiction November, but if I did I’m sure some of your recommendations would be on my list too, particularly the Mark Black Very Short History books which always sound like a great introduction to new subjects.

    1. Helen, with all your wonderful historical/history reading you are always adding to my wish list, so it’s nice to have the chance to share this with others in this final week of the brilliant Nonfiction November event. I am also pleased you would list some of my recommendations if you’d had chance to get a post together. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m glad to know one of my choices made it to your wish list and hope you like it as much as I did if it ends up in your TBR. Your history selections all look very good, too!

    I’ve enjoyed following along with you throughout this Nonfiction November event. πŸ™‚

    1. Aw I am so pleased you have enjoyed following me through the Nonfiction November event. Maybe you’ll be able to take part next year too. πŸ™‚ And thank you for sharing A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller – I look forward to getting my hands on a copy. πŸ˜€

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