Time for our first discussion prompt of Nonfiction November! Yay! Our host this week is Julz at Julz Reads and you can share a response to the prompt any time this week. We’re starting with our traditional first prompt this year and as always, I’m excited to hear from all of you! My response is below.
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?
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
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I’ve managed to narrow it down to three! The Five did a great job focusing on Jack the Ripper’s victims and showing what life was like for the lower class during this time period. Underland was truly beautiful, thoughtful nature writing. And A Woman of No Importance was one of the most dramatic true stories I’ve ever read. I highly recommend them all!
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
I’ve always really loved medical, science, and social justice nonfiction. This year, I’ve also added quite a lot of reading on true crime and technology.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
I’ve recommended The Five quite a bit and I’m still recommending my book I listed here last year quite a lot, Bad Blood. It was such an engaging read and is relevant to a lot of the people I know who work in the Bay Area in biotech.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I’m just looking forward to getting to know more readers who love nonfiction and to hearing more about nonfiction from those of you who don’t always focus on it!