Hooray, Nonfiction November is here! Nonfiction November is a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction. Each week, we’ll have a different prompt and a different host looking at different ideas about reading and loving nonfiction.
Week 1(Oct. 29 to Nov. 2)
Your Year in Nonfiction So Far (Hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness) Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Easy question. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson was my favorite nonfiction read of the year.
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
I read, once again, more nonfiction (82 books) than fiction (49 books) this year (omitting books for the Cybils). I read lots of books on happiness (6), travel (11), cooking (3), writing (4), and books-about-books (4). I also read, oddly, books about Montaigne (3), Jane Austen (3), and Henry David Thoreau (3).
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
I've shared Tribe of Mentors and The Sufi Book of Life with several people.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
It will be fun to reflect back on my nonfiction reads of the year. I also love to look for new nonfiction reads from suggestions on others' blogs.