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Nonfiction November

Nonfiction November

In lieu of “What Are You Reading” on Mondays this month, I will be posting my participation in Nonfiction November hosted by a different blogger each week. Nonfiction has gone by the wayside in my reading routine and I’m hoping to jumpstart it again this month.

Week 1: November 2 to 6 (Hosted by Kim)

Your Year in Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions:

“What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?”

Since I’ve only read 10 books this year in the genre *gasp*, I’d have to say When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams even though it was written in 2012.

“What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?”

It’s a toss up between Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast. Completely different books but both have stayed with me every day.

“What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?”

I’ve read mostly memoirs, self-help, psychology and sociology books. I tend to stay away from politics and want to get back into reading more science books, mostly to do with nature and animals.

“What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?”

A jumpstart back into the world of nonfiction and recommendations of great books I’ve missed. This is my small pile I hope to read this month. I’ve also put others on hold at the library, so we’ll see what comes in before the month is up.

Nonfiction Nov stack

What are some of your favorite nonfiction reads so far this year?

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19 thoughts on “Nonfiction November

  1. Everything on your tbr is on my wish list,I’m particularly excited about The Omnivores’ Dilemma as i love foodie books! Happy reading!

  2. I also picked Tiny Beautiful Things as one of my favourites this past year.

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma was a close third. I really like how Pollan writes. The Coates book has had lots of positive reviews in Australia – I’ll watch out for yours 🙂

  3. I love Michael Pollan’s food writing…his In Defense of Food changed the way I eat, but I haven’t read Omnivore yet. And I’m considering reading TBT this month also even though it wasn’t in my original plan.

  4. I really enjoyed So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. It gave me lots to think about! I’m kind of a non-fiction newbie, so I’m looking forward to following your posts this month!

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