Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris New York Tokyo Venice and London

Non-Fiction November 2022 TBR

As the name suggests, Non-Fiction November is a month-long readathon where the main point is to read more non-fiction books than you’d usually do. This readathon/challenge is hosted by abookolive and this year there’s prompts you can use to make your TBR if you so wish and you can interpret each word/prompt however you want. Those prompts are:

– Record
– Element
– Border
– Secret

I’ve looked through my TBR and I have ten non-fiction books waiting to be read. A few of them are gifts but most of them are books I’ve bought myself as I have interest in the topic they’re about. I’ve featured all ten books but I’ve highlighted the three very different books I think I’m most likely to pick up this month – though hopefully I’ll read more than that.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Rafa Nadal: The King of the Court by Dominic Bliss
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies by Scarlett Curtis
Women vs Hollywood by Helen O’Hara
Common People by Kit de Waal
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin
She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B. Coates
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Rafa Nadal: The King of the Court by Dominic Bliss
This is like a coffee table non-fiction book, full of photos and short chapters, so should be a relatively quick and easy book to read. Nadal is one of my favourite tennis players and he currently holds the record of the man with the most Grand Slam titles.

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
This is by two of the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal and how they got people to talk about the abuse he inflicted on many actresses and other women in the film industry.

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
I feel like I should know more about the history of Black people in Britain and learn about the things I just wasn’t taught about in school.

Are you planning to read some non-fiction next month? Surprisingly (to me) I’ve read 10 non-fiction books/memoirs this year so far. My favourite was Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road by Kyle Buchanan. I’m interested to see if any of these non-fiction books knocks it off the top spot.