Nonfiction November: Be the Expert

November 21, 2016 Uncategorized 24

fall-festivalWeek 4 of Nonfiction November is another classic topic, hosted by Julz at Julz Reads:

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).

If you have books you’d like to share or a topic you’d like to learn more about, be sure to add your post to the link-up! Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite books on women in history that I’ve read this year.

And one last reminder… Be sure to share your own posts over at Julz’s link-up 🙂

24 Responses to “Nonfiction November: Be the Expert”

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Debbie! I know I always love reading about women in history. I think they’re still pretty shamefully absent in textbooks, or at least in those used when I was in high school, so I love nonfiction that lets me find that information for myself.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Sarah! I really enjoyed Wonder Women and I hope you will too 🙂 I made the slideshow with Riffle. I mostly still prefer goodreads, but for making lists, I really like Riffle.

    • DoingDewey

      Both Hidden Figures and All the Single Ladies were very good! If you don’t read as much nonfiction, I’d probably recommend Hidden Figures the most out of this list. It reads the most like fiction and has a movie coming out soon too 🙂

  1. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Look at your fancy slide show, you fancy bastard! This is a great list — I saw a trailer for Hidden Figures the other night at the movies, and it made me tear up, just from the trailer. I wish we could find a way as a society to stop devaluing the contributions of women and people of color but HA HA HA doesn’t seem like that’s likely to happen any time soon. 🙁

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, thanks Jenny! I try 🙂 I’ve not yet seen the Hidden Figures trailer, but you can bet I’ll be googling it now. The election definitely makes me feel we’re going in the wrong direction in term of how women and people of color are treated, but it is at least heartwarming to see that the book bloggers I know are all on the same page. And the fact that this story is getting made into a movie seems like a good sign too!

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks! I love books about women in more male-dominated fields as well and have been fascinated to find out that in many cases women have been in those fields for longer than I would have guessed because they’ve just not gotten the credit they deserve.

    • DoingDewey

      I’d believe that! I enjoyed Headstrong, but I did feel like it was hard to keep track of everyone even reading a hard copy. I also was left wanting to know more about everyone! Next year, I should make a reading list based on Headstrong… Actually, I’m feeling a reading challenge idea coming on!

  2. Naomi

    Great topic! And not a surprising one. 🙂
    I’m usually more science-minded, but I love the idea behind All the Single Ladies. That’s one I’ll be adding to the list!
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