Coming up next month is a blog event I look forward to all year: Nonfiction November, hosted this time around by JulzReads, Sarah’s Book Shelves, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Doing Dewey, and yours truly. I discovered this event soon after I started blogging four years ago, and it really amped up my interest in reading nonfiction. I was honored last year to be asked to co-host, and I’ll be returning in the final week once more with one of my favorite topics, New to My TBR.
How have I done the last few years in actually reading those books that other bloggers have inspired me to put on my list? Looking back, I see that I’ve managed to read two or three each year, which strikes me as a bit pathetic. Maybe I will do better this time!
Among the books I have managed to complete, and highly recommend for your Nonfiction November pleasure, are these:
Please join us, starting with the kick-off post at JulzReads on October 30. It’s sure to be another terrific month full of great recommendations, discussions, and reviews. Here’s the planned schedule:
Week 1: (Oct 30 to Nov 3) – Julie @ JulzReads: 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? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
Week 2: (Nov. 6 to 10) – Sarah’s Book Shelves: Book Pairing: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
Week 3: (Nov. 13 to 17) – Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness: 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).
Week 4: (Nov. 20 to 24) – Katie @ Doing Dewey: Nonfiction Favorites: We’ve talked about how you pick nonfiction books in previous years, but this week I’m excited to talk about what makes a book you’ve read one of your favorites. Is the topic pretty much all that matters? Are there particular ways a story can be told or particular writing styles that you love? Do you look for a light, humorous approach or do you prefer a more serious tone? Let us know what qualities make you add a nonfiction book to your list of favorites.
Week 5: (Nov. 27 to Dec. 1) Host- Lory @ Emerald City Book Review: New to My TBR: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!