The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the year.
Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement and/or the challenge image badge to the post. Use the hashtag #2021ReadNonFic and/or tweet @bookdout
Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky, here. Please take the time to visit a few links and leave a comment after adding yours!
There are three levels:
Nonfiction Nipper: Read 3 books, from any category
Nonfiction Nibbler: Read 6 books, from any category
Nonfiction Know-It-All: Read 12 books, one for each category
I aim to be a Nonfiction Know-It-All. Here are the books I may read:
1. Biography. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.
2. Travel. Travel in Asia and Africa.
4. Essay Collection. Essays in Idleness.
6. Oceanography. The Sea Around Us.
7. Hobbies. How to Attract Birds to Your Garden.
8. Indigenous Cultures. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
9. Food. In Search of the Perfect Loaf.
10. Wartime Experiences. Sleepwalkers.
11. Inventions. Happy Accidents.
12. Published in 2021. That Sounds Fun: The Joys of Being an Amateur, the Power of Falling in Love, and Why You Need a Hobby.
The Back to the Classics Challenge is hosted by Karen from Books and Chocolate:
"For the eighth year, I'm hosting the Back to the Classics Challenge, a year-long challenge in which participants are encouraged to finally read the classics they've always meant to read -- or just recently discovered. At the end of the year, one lucky winner will receive a prize $30 (US) in books from the bookstore of their choice. "
Karen asks readers to read from twelve categories in 2021. She offers one entry to the prize to anyone who reads from six categories, two entries to a reader from nine categories, and three entries to a reader from all twelve categories.
Here are the books I'm (tentatively) planning to read:
1. A 19th century classic. David Copperfield.
2. A 20th century classic. Main Street.
3. A classic by a woman author. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford.
4. A classic in translation. Quo Vadis by Henrik Srenkiewicz.
5. A classic by BIPOC author. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth.
6. A classic by a new-to-you author. The Divine Comedy.
7. New-to-you classic by a favorite author. The Tale of Two Cities.
8. A classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title. Tarka the Otter.
9. A children's classic. The Girl of the Limberlost.
10. A humorous or satirical classic. Selected Stories of O. Henry.
11. A travel or adventure classic (fiction or non-fiction). Travels in Asia and Africa by Ibn Battuta.
12. A classic play. Plays will only count in this category. Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare.
Complete information is here.
The 2021 Chapter-a-Day Read-along is hosted by Nick of One Catholic Life. More information is here.
How to Participate in the 2021 Chapter-a-Day Read-along
- You can read a book that’s been translated from any language into the language of your choosing. The challenge is not limited to translations to or from English.
- You can read any genre
- You can read books meant for any age group
- Crossovers with other challenges are fine
- Any format that you choose is also acceptable
- The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2021
- A blog is not required for participation; you can also link to reviews on other sites such as GoodReads or LibraryThing
- Sign up anytime throughout the year
- I’ve tried to keep this simple but if you have any questions, reach out in the comments, via social media (links in my sidebar), or my contact form.
- Most importantly, have fun!
Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation
Conversationalist: 4-6 books
Bilingual: 7-9 books
Linguist: 10+ books
My 2021 Books in Translation Challenge:
The Pillow Book
The Tale of Genji
The Divine Comedy
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Three Musketeers
Jungle Tales by Horatio Quiroga
Tales of Otogizoshi
Travels in Asia and Africa by Ibn Battuta