Woo, happy Nonfiction November! I know I just said this in my last Nonfiction Friday post, but I still have to remind you about all the awesome events we have planned this month. There’s an Instagram challenge, a nonfiction book swap, and our discussion posts (prompts Mondays, wrap-ups on Fridays). This is the first discussion post and the link-up is hosted by Julz at Julz Reads, so visit her to share your answer. The prompt and my response are below:
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?
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? – Whenever I get to this question about your favorite nonfiction I wonder why we even have this question. It’s such a tough question!
To avoid giving you too long of a list, I’ll pick a few recent favorites. Storm in a Teacup (fun, accessible physics – I swear!), Death is in the Air (gripping dual narrative, serial killer + London fog), and Dear Fahrenheit 451 (love letters to books, perfect for any reader).
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? Same answers as the previous question.
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? All of the types! You can never read enough nonfiction 🙂 I’ve enjoyed some self-help and food histories lately so might like to visit those genres more.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November? I just love enthusing about nonfiction with all of you!
Don’t forget to answer the discussion prompts yourself and share your answer and/or any nonfiction reviews you post this week in Julz’s link-up before this Friday.
OOo I must remember to do this when I get home from work. I loved all the recommendations I got last year.
It is a ton of fun hearing what everyone else has loved reading! I’m sure my to-read list is just going to keep on growing 🙂
Sarah's Book Shelves
I’m on the library hold list for Fahrenheit and I can’t wait! I’m craving a good reading life memoir and just gave up on My Life with Bob.
Awesome! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy My Life with Bob, but I hope this one won’t disappoint 🙂 I’ve not yet tried My Life with Bob, but it’s on my to-read list. I have a hard time saying no to books about books.
Eva @ The Paperback Princess
Well I added two out of the three faves you listed here. This event is simultaneously amazing for my NF TBR list and the worst thing ever.
Haha, I know exactly what you mean! I’m sure I’ll never get to everything I add to my list during this event, but it will be fun to try.
LOL! I agree about the question. I have whenever people ask about my ‘favorite’ anything! Ask me for a list of 3-5 I really liked and I have no problem, but don’t ask me to choose just one!
Yes! A list of favorites is far more manageable 🙂
Death in the Air is on my list to read this month, it seems like such a fascinating story. I can’t wait to get to it!
It really was! I couldn’t put it down 🙂
Adding Death is in the Air & Dear Fahrenheit to my wishlist – thanks ?
Yay! Glad to hear it 🙂
Man, I feel like Death is in the Air has been showing up everywhere recently; I even saw it at the book store AND library yesterday…this must be a sign – ha! Also, I think I mistakenly hopped onto your first Nonfiction November post from LAST YEAR and saw that you would be posting discussion questions for Neurotribes and started listening to it – whoops! Oh, well…I am definitely enjoying it. Thanks so much for co-hosting again this year!
It’s so good! I’m not surprised to hear it’s popping up in a lot of places. Especially given it’s similarity to Erik Larsons’s books, it struck me as the sort of book that would get a lot of attention.
Sorry to hear about the mix-up with Neurotribes! I’m glad you’re enjoying it anyway 🙂
Kazen @ Always Doing
Dear Fahrenheit 451 sounds wonderful – yea for books about books! Instant add to my growing to read list. 🙂
Books about books are hard to pass up 🙂
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing
I’ll definitely be reading Dear Fahrenheit 451… sounds like my kind of book!
I have a hard time imagining anyone not liking it! It’s so good and I really connected to the author as a fellow book lover 🙂
Just added Dear Fahrenheit 451 to my TBR! My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/11/03/nonfiction-november-my-year-2017-in-nonfiction/
Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)
I’m starting to realize that you can never read enough non-fiction … I hadn’t read too much in previous years but I’m getting so addicted to it! And there’s just something about reading a true story or learning something new. This month is really amping up my love for it! Good luck with your reading. 🙂
Oh, that’s fantastic! I love nonfiction and I feel like it often gets a bad rap, so I’m excited to hear you’re discovering you enjoy it. It can be just as good of a story as fiction and I also enjoy learning something new while I’m being entertained 🙂
All 3 of those sound like NF I would like!
Thanks Naomi! 🙂
I wish I had known about this sooner, I just discovered nonfiction november late last week!
Hopefully you’ll be able to join us next year or even for some of the discussion this year. We definitely plan on keeping this going 🙂