Everytime I go to write about Nonfiction November, I have a hard time expressing how excited I am! This is one my favorite events of the year and I’m really looking forward to a full month of reading nonfiction, while chatting about how awesome it is with all of you. Today we kick off the event with our first topic, from Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, taking a look back at our year in nonfiction.
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?
Favorite Nonfiction Read(s)
I think my favorite nonfiction read so far this year is actually one I just finished, Prince of Darkness, which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow. It was a fascinating story and the author did an amazing job sharing his enthusiasm for the topic. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed Beauty and Chaos, a great collection of essays about Tokyo, and Stiff by Mary Roach. And Nagasaki and Ghettoside where both heavier books, but incredibly well done.
Most Recommended Book
I feel as though I’ve failed at this one, because I really don’t recommend books to people in person all that often! My blog is the only place I typically push books on people 🙂
Topic I Should Read More On
Like Kim, I feel as though I should be reading more books about social justice and I’ve been putting them off in favor of more fun topics. I’m glad we started the month with this question, because it’s made a difference to the books on my to-read pile!
Expectations for Nonfiction November
I just like talking to all you wonderful people about a genre I love! I think I’m probably going to read all nonfiction this month as well.
Bonus Question – What’s on your to-read pile for the month? Here’s mine 🙂