As I announced earlier on twitter, Nonfiction November is happening this year! Thanks to all of you who have offered to help make this exciting event happen. Since I’ve been finding co-hosts and starting planning pretty last minute this year, I’ll just be introducing your hosts and sharing a tentative schedule for now. I’ll fill in more details as soon as they’re worked out. And now, without further ado, your hosts of Nonfiction November this year will be…
And so far, the schedule is as follows:
Every Monday, one of us will post a discussion question and a link-up for sharing your responses, plus any nonfiction reviews you do. Every Friday, we’ll then post a round-up sharing highlights from your posts that week.
Week 1: (Oct 31-Nov 4) – (Katie) 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 7 – 11) – (Rachel) Choosing Nonfiction: What are you looking for when you pick up a nonfiction book? Do you have a particular topic you’re attracted to? Do you have a particular writing style that works best? When you look at a nonfiction book, does the title or cover influence you? If so, share a title or cover which you find striking
Week 3: (Nov 14 – 18) – (Sarah) 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 4: (Nov 21 – 25) – (Julz) 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).
Week 5: (Nov 28 – Dec 2) – (Lory) New to My TBR: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!
We’ll also be having a read-along of Neurotribes, on the usual schedule for my nonfiction book club, as follows:
Nov 10th – Chapter 1-6 Discussion Questions Posted
Nov 24th – Chapter 7-12 Discussion Questions Posted
I’ll leave the discussion question link-ups open all month after they’re posted, so you can read this longish book on your own schedule.
We’ve got all of our discussion topics filled in, so I hope you’ll all be joining us to discuss our favorite nonfiction of the year this Monday as we kick off Nonfiction November!