Nonfiction November Is Here!

October 28, 2016 Uncategorized 57


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 Julz at Julz Reads

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) – (KatieYour 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) – (RachelChoosing 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) – (SarahBook 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) – (LoryNew 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!

57 Responses to “Nonfiction November Is Here!”

  1. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Yayyyy! I may not have my shit sufficiently together to post something for this week, but I’ll definitely be participating in some capacity. I always get so many wonderful recommendations during Nonfiction November. Thanks so much to you and the other hosts!!

    • DoingDewey

      The nonfiction/fiction pairing is always one of my favorite posts to do! I just hope I can come up with some new ideas compared to last year.

  2. Stacy @ The Novel Life

    I’m late {as usual} but joining in! LOVE LOVE LOVE nonfiction november….and after last month’s nonfiction book club read you’ve got me reading everything you recommend 😉

  3. Jorie

    Hallo Katie!

    I had forgotten about your lovely event in November for Non-Fiction! I hope I’m not too late to join in on the fun!? I can get caught up this weekend and start participating with you guys on the schedule you’ve set-up! I’ve been reading more Non-Fiction this year and it’s becoming a new lovely niche of my reading life! I look forward to commenting, visiting & blogging with you! Hope I’m not too late to participate!!
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    • DoingDewey

      Definitely not too late! I’ll make sure I have my link-up open still, in case anyone wants to continue to respond to the first set of discussion questions. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying nonfiction so much lately and am so excited you’ll be joining in 🙂

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