November 2020 TBR

This month’s Unread Shelf Challenge for the Unread Shelf Challenge hosted by Whitney at The Unread Shelf is to read a book from your favorite genre. Now, tell a #bookstagrammer that they have to choose a favorite genre and you’re going to see a pained expression on their face. 🥴

Instead of focusing on this particular prompt, I’m going to focus on the Goodreads Nominations for Book of the Year that are on my TBR, but I haven’t quite gotten to yet! Obviously, I won’t be able to read all of the books on my list before the first round of voting ends, but hopefully I’ll get to a majority of them before the final round!

To help me whiddle down my books, I have a few categories I’d like to try to hit each month:

A Backlist Title: ❌ This won’t be a category this month
A BOTM Title: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel
A Nonfiction Title: *** Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
A NetGalley/Edelweiss Title:  *** The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
A Memoir: *** Here For It: Or, How To Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas
At least 2 physical ARCs:

  • *** Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
  • *** Minor Feelings: An Asian Americans Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Other books up for consideration:

  • Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • A Burning by Megha Majumdar
  • Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  • *** The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask
  • *** Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
  • *** Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter in the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins
  • *** The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
  • *** A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  • *** Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami
  • *** Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
  • The End of October by Lawrence Wright

What books are on your list of hopefuls for November?

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)

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