Kirkus Nonfiction Prize Read-Along

September 21, 2020 Uncategorized 8

The Kirkus Nonfiction Prize short list has been announced and it includes a lot of books I’m excited about! It’s also only 6 books long and the winner isn’t announced until November 5th (which seems like a date that may be overshadowed by other significant events, but you do you, Kirkus). I’ll be trying to read all of these books over the next month. In case anyone wants to join me or is already reading some of these books, I wanted to make this project public. If a few other people are interested in getting to all of the books, we could even form a shadow judging panel and select a winner ourselves. Either way, I’ll post my reviews as I read these and will share a poll November 1st so we can collectively vote for a winner.

All nominees are in the picture from Kirkus at the top of this post and here’s a link to the announcement where they’re all listed out as well. Let me know in the comments if you want to join my Kirkus prize read-along!

8 Responses to “Kirkus Nonfiction Prize Read-Along”

    • DoingDewey

      I’m fascinated by whales, but I’m a little worried that one will be full of sad stories about how they’re being impacted by people and climate change! I’ll report back šŸ™‚

  1. Rennie

    Ooh what a great list! Iā€™m not sure I can get to them all, this month, especially because Iā€™m way down the library hold list for The Address Book but my hold for a World or Wonders should come in very soon, and I read Fathoms last month so will try to at least get a review of that one up soon. Iā€™m excited to vote in your poll though! Thanks for sharing this!! Really looking forward to your reviews.

    • DoingDewey

      I’m pretty sure I can get to all of them, but Caste is the one that’s got the longest hold list here. Crossing my fingers that I get it in time! I’ll be excited to hear what you think of the books you do get to šŸ™‚

  2. Lisa of Hopewell

    I tried Caste…I loved the premise but the prose wasn’t easy to stay with. I may request it in audio and give it a 2nd chance though. I’m looking forward to Furious Sky.

    • DoingDewey

      I hope Caste works better for you as an audiobook! I’m also particularly looking forward to Furious Sky. Someone has done a great job with that cover, because it just looks like my sort of narrative nonfiction šŸ™‚

  3. Helen Murdoch

    What an interesting collection of books. I know a lot of people were excited to read Caste, but I have heard only mediocre things about it so I look forward to seeing what you think. Addresses and Stakes is High also look good.

    • DoingDewey

      Oh, I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t read many reviews from other bloggers yet; so far I’ve mostly heard the hype. Hopefully it’ll work for me šŸ™‚

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