Nonfiction Friday

December 6, 2019 Uncategorized 2

NonfictionFriday

Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week.

  • I’ve been too absorbed in other nonfiction things (and life things) during Nonfiction November to do these posts and a lot has happened in that time! For starters, The National Book Award Nonfiction winner has been announced and it is….The Yellow House by Sarah Broom. This is the only nominee I didn’t read and I’m actually still on my library waitlist, so hopefully I’ll get to tell you about this one soon.
  • In other prize news, The Five by Hallie Rubenhold has scored a much deserved win of The Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction. I enjoyed hearing about the selection process in this interview with one of the judges. And I’m hoping to see The Five top the list in the Goodreads Choice awards too – to be announced Dec 10.
  • I’m typically pretty skeptical of best-of the decade/century lists, but I thought both Lit Hub and EW did a pretty good job. These lists cover a wide range of topics; include books I’ve thought or heard were great; and include a number of books by women and/or people of color.
  • And while I will often leave a list out of this round-up because it includes fiction, this list of books to look forward to in 2020 is the first of these lists I’ve seen and includes too much nonfiction I can’t wait to read for me not to share it with you.
  • Books to look forward to in the next week include:

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2 Responses to “Nonfiction Friday”

    • DoingDewey

      You and me both! I’ve got an entire list of nonfiction on urban development from NonFicNov recommendations that I’m hoping to get to in the new year 🙂

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