#NonfictionNovember — Be The Expert

Posted November 16, 2020 by Stephanie in nonfiction november / 12 Comments

Nonfiction November is hosted by Leann @ Shelf Aware, Julie @ JulzReads, Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction and Katie @ Doing Dewey


WEEK 3 — Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert:

Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

I’m choosing BE THE EXPERT (or I’ll be trying to be anyways ?) and the books I’ll be recommending will be about ANCIENT ROME


I’m recommending:

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny by Daisy Dunn
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry S. Strauss
The Romans: All That Matters by John Manley


In the Shadow of Vesuvius:
This has got to be the best nonfiction book about ancient Rome. And in this particular book it’s a biography about the lives of Pliny the Elder and his nephew Pliny the Younger that I’ve read. I finished this book last week and I’m still thinking about it. My review will be up next week.


Ten Caesars:
This was another excellent nonfiction about ancient Rome that I’m always recommending. The book features ten of the most imporant emperors. I read this book  only last year but I already know that I want to re-read it at some point because it was just too good to read only once.


The Romans:
This one is less heavy book at only 160 pages but I think anyone can appreciate a lighter read from time to time. It’s a fun little book that doesn’t just focus on one particular topic so this would be a great read for those who aren’t that knowledgeable about ancient Rome yet.


Feel free to recommend me any books about ancient Rome (or anything similar) in the comments if you have any.


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