I have some exciting news today!!! Nonfiction November is happening again this year and it’s almost here! I’ll be co-hosting again this year with Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, Becca at I’m Lost in Books, and Leslie at Regular Ruminations. Like last year, each of will host a different topic on our blog each month. I’m particularly looking forward to focusing on a read-along of I Am Malala during my week. During last month’s poll for the Nonfiction Book Club I’ve been hosting, I Am Malala was a favorite, so I’m hoping a lot of you will be as excited to pick this up as I am. We have lots of other fun things going on too, so check out the schedule below!
Each Monday a topic will be posted and a link-up for your responses will be posted each Friday.
Week 1: (Nov. 2 to 6) – (Kim) 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. 9 to 13) – (Leslie) 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. 16 to 20) – (Becca) Nontraditional Nonfiction: This week we will be focusing on the nontraditional side of reading nonfiction. Nonfiction comes in many forms There are the traditional hardcover or paperback print books, of course, but then you also have e-books, audiobooks, illustrated and graphic nonfiction, oversized folios, miniatures, internet publishing, and enhanced books complete with artifacts. So many choices! Do you find yourself drawn to or away from nontraditional nonfiction? Do you enjoy some nontraditional formats, but not others? Perhaps you have recommendations for readers who want to dive into nontraditional formats. We want to hear all about it this week!
Week 4: (Nov. 23 to 27) – (Me) Readalong Discussion: This week we’ll be wrapping up Nonfiction November with a discussion of our read-along book, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Discussion questions will be posted at the beginning of the week on November 23. In your post, you can answer these questions and/or write about your own response to the book. As you read throughout the month, you can share your thoughts on twitter using the hashtag #NonficNov.
Nonfiction Book Swap
Again this year, Bex (An Armchair By the Sea) is hosting a Nonfiction Book Swap to go along with Nonfiction November. The book swap is open internationally and participants should make a nonfiction only wish list. Sign ups are open until November 8, but head over to her blog for all the details!
I can’t wait to hear about your nonfiction reading next month! I hope you’ll join us for this year’s Nonfiction November 🙂