Fall is here, which means it’s almost time for Nonfiction November!
Throughout the month of November, fellow bloggers Jaymi (The OC Book Girl), Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Christopher (Plucked from the Stacks), Rebekah (She Seeks Nonfiction) and I invite you to celebrate Nonfiction November with us.
Here’s how it will work: Each Monday, our weekly host will post our topic prompt and include a “linky” where you can link your posts and connect with other bloggers.
We are excited to welcome back our hosts from last year and pleased to welcome a new host: Rebekah from She Seeks Nonfiction! I’m really looking forward to seeing the responses to the new topic she has planned for Week 4.
Here are the topic prompts for each week:
Week 1: (Oct 31-Nov 4) – 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? (Katie)
Week 2: (November 7-11) – Book Pairing: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title (or another nonfiction!). It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story. Or pair a book with a podcast, film or documentary, TV show, etc. on the same topic or stories that pair together. (Rennie)
Week 3: (November 14-18) – Stranger Than Fiction: This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic. (Christopher)
Week 4: (November 21-25) – Worldview Changers: One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our world which you never would have known without it. There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound. What nonfiction book or books has impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Do you think there is one book that everyone needs to read for a better understanding of the world we live in? (Rebekah)
Week 5: (November 28-Dec 2) – New to My TBR : It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! Pro tip: Start this draft post at the beginning of the month and add to it as your TBR multiplies. (Jaymi)
We have a folder of graphics to use for your posts – access them here:
If you also have a “bookstagram” account, Jaymi will be hosting the #NonfictionBookParty with daily photo challenges, buddy reads, giveaways, story templates and more! Check Jaymi’s page closer to the beginning of November https://www.instagram.com/theocbookgirl/ for all the details!
Here’s a sneak peek at the daily photo challenges she has planned!
Are you joining in? Let us know in the comments if this is your first time participating or if you’re a seasoned veteran. Feel free to spread the word with your own announcement post!