Nonfiction November Week 1: My Year in Nonfiction #NonfictionNovember #NonficNov

Screenshot_2020-10-02 Nonfiction November Is Coming ‹ What's Nonfiction ‹ Reader — WordPress comNonfiction November is hosted again 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 (Nov 2 – 6) discussion is hosted by Leann @ Shelf Aware

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 read and listened to 20 books between November 2019 and the end of October 2020.

What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year?

I’ve enjoyed so many nonfiction books over the last twelve months and think it’s going to be a tie between The Salt Path, 9 Secrets to Thriving and Dear Reader. They were such powerful books for me and I can see myself returning to them over and over again. 

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

It’s memoirs again this year, and I think it’s because it’s not just facts about a subject, but there’s a personal story in there as well. 

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

Probably Older and Wider by Jenny Eclair it came along at the right time for me and made me laugh so much. I’ve lent to a good friend and I hope I get it back soon! :/


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

I’m already enjoying looking back over my non-fiction reads and of course I hope I find 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 Julie @ Julz Reads

  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. 🙂

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  1. I love how varied your nonfiction reading is! You have some great ones on your list, The Salt Path was my favourite last year. What did you think of The Wild Silence? Also, I still mean to get to All Creatures Great or Small after reading your review.

    1. Thanks the perils of being a mood reader 😉 I have mixed feeling about The Wild Silence, the writing was still really good but it didn’t touch me in the same way as The Salt Path. I really must write my review, but don’t want to give the wrong impression.

      1. I guess it was always going to be difficult trying to match The Salt Path. Hope you will write a review, but I know some books are just tricky to write about.

  2. Facts about a subject + personal story is a great way to put that! Exactly what I love about so many memoirs as well 🙂 Dear Reader sounds so good and I remember your review of The Salt Path, I’ve been curious about that one!

  3. I’m glad to hear you mention The Salt Path. I just added it to my TBR after hearing about it on another NonFicNov post. I’m big on memoirs like you are, too. Great post!

  4. I’m really interested in The Ring and The Crown, although I haven’t got round to actually buying a copy yet! (I know it’s been out ages).

    I’ve read nine non-fiction this year, but they don’t really represent my preferred topics, which are medical history and art.

  5. We’re watching the BBC TV Series based on All Creatures – really lovely. There was also a TV series many years ago based on My Family and Other Animals, which we loved. Have fun!

  6. Good luck with Non Fiction November! I’ve been terrible at reading non fiction this year to be honest… I just checked and there were only three. xD I’m hoping to read Manhunters some time this month to make up for it though.

      1. Haha I feel your pain! I’ve been terrible at blogging lately and the only reason the posts are still appearing daily is because I’m way ahead with scheduled review posts. xD Looking forward to read your non fiction posts though! xx

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