Nonfiction November

October 15, 2015 Uncategorized 49

Nonfiction November 2015

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 🙂

49 Responses to “Nonfiction November”

  1. Laura Roberts

    Oh, this sounds like a super fun reading challenge! I’m the San Diego Chapter Leader for the Nonfiction Authors Association, so I’m definitely going to encourage our members to check this out and participate in reading along with you all.

    • DoingDewey

      Thank you so much for sharing this with your members! I’ve had a lot of fun with this event the past few years and I’m excited you’ll be joining in 🙂

  2. Jorie

    Hallo, Hallo Katie!

    I’m definitely going to participate this year in Non-Fiction November alongside Sci Fi November! 🙂 I’m enjoying my readings in NF and would love to meet other readers who are appreciating the same adventures I am! Plus, too… it will give me a chance to re-spotlight the non-fiction I’ve read over the past year and as a 1st Year Book Blogger — somehow or another, as a book blogger I read *more!* non-fiction than when I was simply a ‘reader’. Ironic?

    Wicked excited! 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Hey Jorie! I’m so glad you’ll be joining in! I’d love to do Sci Fi November sometime, but so far have felt as though doing that and nonfiction Nov would be too much. I might give it a try this year though 🙂 I’m excited to hear more about the nonfiction you’ve read! I’m constantly surprised by how being a blogger changes my reading habits. I read more nonfiction than I used to, much less sci-fi and fantasy, and far fewer library books.

  3. Rachel

    Looking forward to it. Maybe this’ll even motivate me to catch up on some of my non-fiction reviews. I think I have 5 of them so far, including 6th Extinction from September! I’ll join in on I am Malala as well.

    • DoingDewey

      Wonderful! I’d be excited to hear more of what you thought about The Sixth Extinction and about what other books you’ve been reading 🙂

  4. Kim @Time2Read

    This is going to be fun! Thanks for posting this….I already have some ideas running around in my head!

    • DoingDewey

      Aww, thanks Monika! Things have gotten gray enough here lately that I’m enjoying the weather a bit less (we had hail last week too!), but I’m definitely excited for Nonfiction November 🙂

  5. LuAnn Braley

    There’s also a Writing Non-Fiction event in November, for those of your readers who are also writers. I found your blog (and this even) through Kim at Time2Read

    • DoingDewey

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I don’t know for sure if any of my readers are interested in writing nonfiction specifically, but I know quite a few of them write, so that could be a great event for them.

  6. Guiltless Reading

    Of course I’m in! I’ve neglected my non-fiction for so long. It’s also sci-fi November so between the two challenges I get two reads in 🙂 I’ll be back to check things out!

  7. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    I’m in! I am Malala fits perfectly with our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge and I haven’t read anything in Pakistan yet. I’ve been wanting to read Malala for awhile and my teen son has wanted to also. Should make for some difficult but important discussions with him. Thanks for hosting!

    • DoingDewey

      Fantastic! I’m glad this works out so well with your event! I just finally got my post up for joining your read-a-thon and I’m looking forward to reading some of the books I’ve picked up while travelling 🙂

  8. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    Katie, I’m very much looking forward to participating in my first Nonfiction November; thanks so much for hosting this (along with your co-hosts) and I can’t wait to read about some amazing nonfiction selections!

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