Nonfiction November Week 1: Your Year in Nonfiction

nonfiction november 2018

Nonfiction November is hosted this year by Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey), Rennie (What’s Nonfiction) — is a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction. Each week, they’ll be a different prompt and a different host looking at different ideas about reading and loving nonfiction.


This week’s (Oct. 29 – Nov. 2) discussion is hosted by Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness:

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?

That’s a hard decision, but it’s got to be these three books.

Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?

I don’t think I have been more attracted to one particular subject but that’s normal for me as I like to mix up what I’m reading/ listening to.

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

I think it’s probably this audiobook, in fact I recommended to my brother last weekend.


What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

I’m looking forward to looking back over my my non-fiction reads and finding some more books to add to my tbr mountain.


If you’re participating in Nonfiction November, don’t forget to link up your Week 1: Year in Nonfiction posts here with Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness and see what everyone else’s year in nonfiction has been like. And starting November 1, join the Instagram challenge hosted by @kimthedork and @shelf_aware_ using #nonficnov. Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves posted the Instagram prompts for each day throughout the month so you can start planning your posts.

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  1. I just looked up The Light in the Dark and it sounds fantastic! I absolutely love that concept. Are you going to do a full review of it? I hope so, would love to hear your thoughts!
    I think I need to get a copy of If Only They Didn’t Speak English, it sounds really insightful. Such good ones here!

      1. I can’t wait to read your review! And I’m always so interested in seeing how people from other countries living in the US perceive it, especially as living abroad at the moment myself I see how negatively it’s often viewed. Added it to my list, thanks as always for your great recommendations 🙂

  2. Oh this sounds fun! I don’t think I’ll have the time to participate actively, but I was already planning to read at least two non fiction reads next month. (Educated by Tara Westover and Babel by Gaston Dorren). My favorite non fiction book of the year is probably between The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton and Born A Crime by Trevor Noah so far.

      1. Same here! I’ve heard so many great things about it that I don’t want to pospone it any longer.

  3. A Light in the Dark sounds fascinating. How do you think it would hold up to a Canadian winter? Would I just be more depressed come the end of March when Britain is in full spring and Nova Scotia still has another month of winter ahead? Or have I the wrong idea of British climate?

  4. Re: TBR #NonFicNov dd 27.11.2018
    Your selection ‘The Light in the Dark resonated with me because winter is right around the corner. November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours. Perfect winter read. “If Only They Didn’t Speak English”…well the title is the hook and I always enjoy Jon Sopel’s BBC commentary…frank and factual! Thanks for you comments and I hop you have found some new books for your TBR!

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