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 Julie @ Julz Reads
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?
I’ve read/listened to 18 nonfiction books since October /November last year, most of which seem to be autobiographies/memoirs, be that medical, travel, or political.
What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year?
For the end of 2018 it’s got to be Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Fiona Stocker’s Apple Island Wife. Both are memoirs that I thoroughly enjoyed. Whilst Becoming was published to great acclaim, Apple Island Wife may have slipped under media spotlight but it doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of that spotlight. It’s a lovely book about a British family living on a small holding in Tasmania and definitely worth a read.
My favourite for 2019 has got to be 21st Century Yokel by Tom Cox, a wonderful book about the author’s observations on life as he lives and rambles around different parts of the UK. I read this for the blog tour earlier in the year and loved it! Then I discovered the audiobook in my library’s digital catalogue, and I listened to it, read brilliantly by the author. It was hilarious both times and spurred me on to pledge for his other forthcoming books through Unbound.
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
Looking back over my nonfiction reads, it looks like it been mostly memoirs. I’ve no idea why, but then as a mood reader I can never foresee what I’m going to particularly be interested in from one month to the next.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
To be absolutely honest I’m not sure, possibly 21st Century Yokel and Becoming as I did love both books!
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.
And starting November 1, join the Instagram challenge co-hosted by Julie @julzreads & Leann @shelf_aware_ using #nonficnov The prompts for each day throughout the month have already been posted so you can start planning your posts. 🙂