Nonfiction November is Back!

October 3, 2017 Uncategorized 5

I’m so excited to be able to announce today that Nonficion November is going to be taking place again this year! I’m sure I say this every year, but this is one of my favorite blogging events. I love having the chance to talk about nonfiction with all of you all month long. Your hosts this year will be Julie at JulzReads, Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves, Lory of Emerald City Book Review, Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and myself.

As in previous years, we’ll post a discussion prompt on Monday of each week and a link-up on Friday. We’ll also be having a nonfiction book swap this year (sign-ups here), which should be a ton of fun. I’ll be sending out the pairings and it’s my first time doing that for a swap, so please be patient as I work out any kinks. Here’s the schedule for all that nonfiction-y goodness:

Book Swap Details

Nonfiction Book Swap Sign-Ups  – This year, we’ll be bringing back the nonfiction book swap!  If you sign up for this swap, you’re committing to sending your swap partner at least one nonfiction book (or more if you want), mailed/ordered in time to arrive by the end of November. You can send books yourself or order them and have them sent directly to your partner. I’d suggest The Book Depository as a great way to send books internationally if you and your partner are in different countries. Sign-ups will be open until Nov 3rd and I’ll do my best to have partner info to everyone by Nov 5th. You can sign-up using the google form here.

Discussion Prompts

Week 1: (Oct 30 to Nov 3) – Julie @ JulzReads: 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. 6 to 10) – Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves: 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. 13 to 17) – Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness: 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 4: (Nov. 20 to 24) – Katie @ Doing Dewey: Nonfiction Favorites: We’ve talked about how you pick nonfiction books in previous years, but this week I’m excited to talk about what makes a book you’ve read one of your favorites. Is the topic pretty much all that matters? Are there particular ways a story can be told or particular writing styles that you love? Do you look for a light, humorous approach or do you prefer a more serious tone? Let us know what qualities make you add a nonfiction book to your list of favorites.

Week 5: (Nov. 27 to Dec. 1)  Host-: Lory @ Emerald City Book Review: 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!

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