Nonfiction

I really do want to read more nonfiction and yet I keep reading fiction!
Perhaps it will help if I have a page where I list reviews of my nonfiction reads.

At least it is worth a try! :)

As you can see, most of my nonfiction 
reads of late have been strictly memoir/biography/autobiography.
Honestly, that really needs to change. 
I totally enjoy nonfiction!
Especially learning about science, nature, history...

Jen @ The Introverted Reader is hosting a Nonfiction Reading Challenge to last throughout 2016: January 1-December 31! 
You can register here!
The rules are pretty simple:
Read any non-fiction books you please, adult or young adult.

Achievement levels


          Dilettante          1-5 books
          Explorer            6-10 books
          Seeker              11-5 books
          Master              16-20 books


You can register at any time throughout the year. 

I love this image!
Wonder what they'll have for 2016?
I will plan to participate in Nonfiction November this year, now that I know it exists. 
I discovered it too late last November to participate. 
I linked to Hibernator's Library posting from this past November. I couldn't believe one-fourth of her 2015 reading had been nonfiction! Impressive! 
I'm sure I won't be anywhere close to that, but I hope to read at least 10 this year with at least 5 of those not being a memoir/biography/autobiography.

I just feel the need to diversify my reading beyond fiction somewhat.


Here is a listing of nonfiction reads recommended for summer!

I wasn't familiar with one title on this listing,
but many of them sound intriguing!

Nonfiction Books Read


West With the Night by Beryl Markham
What a life this woman led! 
So many female firsts!
Absolutely fascinating...and I loved the writing!

The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntley
(blog post under construction)
An inspiring example of using your unique skills to connect with others, 
even in a totally unknown society/culture.

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City
by Laura Tillman
June 2016
Oh, my, some of this really hit home, especially given my experiences 
working in the mental health field as an advocate.
Love her writing!

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
(blog post/posts to come)
May 2016
What a heartbreaking but so very necessary book! And his writing just flows...

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
(blog post to come)
April 2016
To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement...

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(blog post to come)
March 2016
Gentle and inspirational...

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem 
(blog post to come)
March 2016
This was such an informative and interesting book. She is an amazing woman!

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
March 2016

Before 2016:

 The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel


Lady Parts by Andrea Martin

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