Thursday, October 29, 2020

Nonfiction November: Your Year in Nonfiction

Happy day! It's the start of Nonfiction November, one of my favorite reading events of the year. Nonfiction November will take place from November 2 through 30 this year, and it will be hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Rennie at What's Nonfiction, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann at Shelf Aware

Leann will be kicking things off with Your Year in Nonfiction. Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on a couple of questions.


What were your favorite nonfiction reads of the year? 

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Around the World in 80 Trees

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books that Changed Their Lives

I Think You're Wrong, But I'm Listening: A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: One Introvert's Year of Saying Yes

Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World

What Would Cleopatra Do? Life Lessons from 50 of History's Most Extraordinary Women


Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? 

In 2020, I've read lots of history, books about words, and nature books.


What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? 

I think I've recommended The Splendid and the Vile the most.


What are you hoping to get out of Nonfiction November?

Good book recommendations, of course.

34 comments:

  1. I’m doing Nonfiction November too! I haven’t written any posts for it yet. That will be today’s project. Thanks for the recommendations! Some of these are already on my TBR list.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I need to start putting my posts together for Nonfiction November.!
    Thanks for sharing your favourites

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  3. I read mostly fiction with a bit of nonfiction interspersed. My favorite nonfiction book so far this year was definitely Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald. I will be trying to get a few more nonfiction books in before the end of the year.

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  4. The Library Book, Mudlarking and The Wild Remedy!

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  5. I am planning to get at least two of my posts written at the weekend, so watch this space. I know there are two themes I've concentrated on this year and they are very different ...

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  6. I LOVED The Boys in the Boat! A friend just recommended Fast Girls by Elise Hopper (fiction) to me about women going to the 1928 Olympics.

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    1. I did, too. And I never expected to do so.

      I need to start making my list of additions to my nonfiction TBR.

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  7. Why are All the Blakc Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria was amazing. Also The Third Rainbow Girl, and Catch and Kill.

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  8. I haven't read much nonfiction at all this year but The Splendid and the Vile is on my TBR. I love Larson's books.

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  9. I'm planning to participate but haven't gotten myself organized for it yet. I just came across I Think You're Wrong... on Instagram today and added it to my TBR list. Leave Only Footprints also catches my eye since we've been visiting a lot of national parks in our travels.

    My favorite nonfiction book this year is probably Get Well Soon by Jennifer L. Wright. I haven't reviewed it yet but plan to do that soon.

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  10. This is my favorite reading challenge of the year! I don't usually participate in all the memes/posts, but I love putting together my list for the month and enjoy all the recommendations from my fellow bloggers.

    I have The Splendid and the Vile in my stacks (my husband loved it) and I'm intrigued by Leave Only Footprints. Since we started traveling in our RV, one of my goals is to visit every National Park. I hope I didn't wait to long in life to attempt this!

    Happy reading, Deb!

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  11. Dreyer's English was a personal favorite of mine too! In Other Words would probably be right up my alley too. I also need to pick up Sorry I'm Late. I'm definitely struggling to say yes to anything not necessary this year.

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    1. If you enjoyed Dreyer's English (so funny!), I think you'd like In Other Words, too.

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  12. Oo so many good books! I think you can probably guess which one caught my eye right away - Leave Only Footprints! I need to read that. :)

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    1. I enjoyed that one so much. I read it in combination with some videos that went along with each chapter. They were available on YouTube, I think.

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  13. I've been eyeing off the Splendid and the Vile at work...but it's so BIG & I'm not sure I have to time to do it justice!
    Every year, the Boys in the Boat pops up on someone list - congrats, it is you this year :-)
    I really should read it shouldn't I?

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  14. I need to read something else by Erik Larson, I've only read The Devil in the White City so far.

    Happy NFN!

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  15. Just added Leave Only Footprints and Sorry I'm Late to my TBR!!

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  16. While all the books as always are going to end up on my TBR, I know I will be reading the writing/reading related books first - Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books that Changed Their Lives, and In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World
    then follow it up with the around the world and national park books..

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  17. The Splendid and the Vile is the only one of these I've read and it's on my favorites list too :)

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  18. That's a great year in nonfiction so far! I've been pondering Splendid and the Vile, each time I look for a new nonfiction title to read. I'll pick it up the next time I'm browsing.

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  19. As usual, you have outdone yourself. I LOVED The Splendid and the Vile and read portions of it out loud to My Better Half.

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  20. Tanks. The books on language and on trees sound fascinating

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  21. So many great books on here—I'm swear, my TBR pile is going to be overflowing before this month is over. I'm always a little hesitant with books about language, but Dreyer's English looks fantastic.

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