reads of late have been strictly memoir/biography/autobiography.
I totally enjoy nonfiction!
7 nonfiction books read as of May 13
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
by Julie Klam
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
by Anne Bogel
Until 2019 Nonfiction November challenge, I will just list nonfiction books as I read them throughout 2019:
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne
James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, Angela Davis (Foreword)
Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs
Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
by Michael Warner
Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men by Harold Schechter
Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball and Betty H. Hoffman
I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson
There's No Such Thing as a Comfortable Bra by Sara Jane Coffman
A total of 13 nonfiction books read in 2019!!
Nonfiction November 2018
Week 1 October 29 - November 2
Week 2 November 5-9
Week 3 November 12-16
Week 4 November 19-23
Week 5 November 26-30
Update: October 2018!
Wow, in preparing a posting regarding the Nonfiction November 2018 event
I reviewed my blog postings for the past 2-3 years.
You can certainly tell that I literally and figuratively "lost" 2017!
I endured a couple of months of absolute agony
and then had both knee joints replaced (one in May and one in July),
and, predictably, spent the remainder of the year recovering
and eventually returning to work full-time. Wow.
I guess like most of us, I just never thought such a health crisis
would happen to me! But it did. And I survived!
And now much of my spare time is filled with exercising! This is a good thing,
but it definitely decreases my time for reading and blogging!
And I now realize that since the end of 2016 I have managed
to read only 8 nonfiction books! Yikes!
Over half of these were autobiographical/memoirs,
which are fine, but I really love to learn, too!
Perhaps I can fix this a bit in November by participating
in the November Nonfiction 2018 event!
Those 8 books were:
Most recently, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
And one that I really don't count since it is one of the very few books that I totally DNF'd:
How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life by Heather Havrilesky.
My Goodreads review:
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.
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Wonder what they'll have for 2016?
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
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
Heartbreaking. Unbelievable just how unfair our "justice" system is...
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
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)
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)
To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement...
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(blog post to come)
Gentle and inspirational...
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
This was such an informative and interesting book. She is an amazing woman!