Nonfiction November is hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction, Katie @ Doing Dewey, Veronica @ The Thousand Book Project, Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks, and Jaymi @ The OC Bookgirl.
Stranger Than Fiction
This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.
Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World by Alice Roberts
It just blows my mind how the species, both animals and plants featured into this book have changed our world so much and how far back some of them go.
Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History
I think we can all agree that Vlad III Dracula’s life (not Stoker’s Count Dracula) was one that’s for sure stranger than fiction. Life in the 15th century was just wild.
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
The events of the Salem With Trials (and other witch trials in the world) is also something that you almost can’t believe really happened when reading about it. Just horrifying!
How Languages Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival by Tadeusz Haska
The story of Tadeusz Haska is one that I don’t think a lot of people know about but one that’s brilliant nontheless because his knowledge of nine languages helped him survive during a very dark time in history.
The time of the Salem Witch Trials is both fascinating and absolutely terrifying!
Vlad is an interesting dude. I always meant to learn more about him. I’ll have to read that book.
Oh wow, I need to get my hands on Tamed! I love any non fiction about animals and I’m so curious about this one😁
Great choices and some stories that a fiction writer would have difficulties to match.
These all looks so good! I’m especially intrigued by Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
I can’t even imagine about the Salem trials.
Stories about animals are so fascinating! I don’t know that I have read anything about plants and I am excited to know more! Great list!
I can definitely see that all of these stories are stranger than fiction! The Salem Witch trials are indeed horrifying.
These sound really good. I am particularly interested in Tamed!
Great selections, thanks for sharing
I loves the Witches book! I got really into Salem Witch trials last year and, while I loved this book, it is shocking to me how boring some of the other books made this history. I have to check out How Languages Saved Me.
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These are all perfect for the theme! I’m not familiar with Tamed, but it looks fascinating. I’ll be tracking down a copy.