Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nonfiction November 2018--Week 1!

This event is being cohosted by the following five bloggers: 


Week 1 (October 29-November 2): 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 is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven't read enough of yet?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

I analyzed my recent nonfiction reads on my Nonfiction Page October 2018 Update!

Those nonfiction books I've read that I highly recommend: 
Gloria Steinem's My Life on the Road
Kate Moore's The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries: A Memoir
Roxane Gay's Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,  
Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk
Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift From the Sea
Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy
Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
and one of the best books I have ever read...
Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat: 
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 

There is no way I could ever select just one favorite read. 
Actually, for varied reasons, all nine recommendations listed above qualify!

I love reading science books, particularly about nature and animals, 
but it appears I make little time for those...

However, my main goal for this November is to read two of the nonfiction books I already own and had already committed to reading in prior events!

How about you? 
Have you read any of these favorite nonfiction books?

What is your favorite over the past year that you've read?

Happy reading!


  1. I really enjoy science nonficiton too! And I've also loved many of your favorites, especially The Radium Girls and Just Mercy.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Cool! Don't know how anyone could not appreciate those two books! :)
      I realized last night that I have a copy of How We Got Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. (I had forgotten I owned a copy of this one. I'm sure it's a bad sign when that happens! ;)) So now I hope to incorporate that into my reading schedule within the next 1-2 months! Science is so amazing to me! Always has been.