Well, this has come quickly! It’s Nonfiction November everyone! Today we have our first prompt, hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, so you can hop over to her blog to check out other responses.
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? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I have a had a great year for nonfiction, which has made up more than half of my reading so far. I’m excited to keep that going with Nonfiction November.
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Always a tough one! In fact, I’m going to give you five favorites 🙂
- The Dinosaur Artist – people stealing dinosaurs
- Black Ink – a history of black literature
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – the story of the Golden State Killer
- Bad Blood – deception by a medical start-up
- In Praise of Difficult Women – vignettes about a diverse collection of women who inspire the author
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
I’ve been a little more into true crime this year then previously. I’ve also just started reading through the National Book Award short list and these are longer books on weightier topics that what I usually pick up.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Definitely Bad Blood. This story about the startup Theranos and how they deceived people into believing their blood test worked for almost a decade reads like a thriller. It was so good! It’s also relevant to a lot of people I know, since I work in biotech in the Bay Area.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I always love talking to people about nonfiction and discovering fellow nonfiction lovers. I’m also particularly looking forward to the Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert prompt. I have a few topics I’m interested in starting reading about and I’d like to use this prompt to put together my own to-read list and to ask for your suggestions.
That’s all I’ve got for you today! Now head over to Kim’s to hear what other Nonfiction November participants have to say 🙂