Nonfiction November-Week 1 – your year in nonfiction #NonFictionNovember #NonFicNov

I know I’m a little late to the #NonFicNov party but after seen the post on The Secret Library Book Blog yesterday, I thought I’d join in.

Nonfiction November is hosted this year by Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Katie (Doing Dewey), Veronica (The Thousand Book Project) Christopher (Plucked from the Stacks), and Jaymi at (The OC Bookgirl)— 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.

Week 1: (November 1-5) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Rennie at What’s Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favourite 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?

The NonFiction I’ve read

I promised myself at the end of last year I’d read more nonfiction in 2021… and I have…. In 2020, I read 5 nonfiction books in the whole year and only one the previous year; in comparison I’m up to 16 so far with number 17 started this morning. The covers below are this I read between 1 November 2020 and 31 October 2021.

What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year?

Hard question – they’re all so different! it’s a toss up between The Mummy Concierge and Wham! George and Me.

The Mummy Concierge is a slightly bonkers kind of book with just the magnitude of requests this woman gets but it’s also the author’s journey to parenthood.

Wham! George and Me I’ve recently read (review coming this week) and it took me back to my childhood and possibly the biggest group in the world. A eye opener reminiscing about the 80s.

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

I’m definitely a memoir kind of girl as you’ll see from the covers above. I love reading about other people’s lives and experiences.

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

Oooooo erm….. possibly Mad Girl. Gordon’s writing is brutally honest about her struggles with her mental health.

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

That nudge to keep me reading nonfiction and some recommendations for future additions to #mountTBR

5 thoughts on “Nonfiction November-Week 1 – your year in nonfiction #NonFictionNovember #NonFicNov

  1. Plenty sounds amazing and is immediately going on my list! I’m curious about Omelette too but it looks like she’s a podcaster and I don’t know her, maybe you need some familiarity with her to appreciate it? I’m curious about Outraged too.

    You’ve had such a diverse reading year! Thanks for joining in, hope you’re enjoying Nonfiction November so far 🙂

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    • Jessie Ware is a podcaster but she’s also a British singer too.
      Yes I’m enjoying Nonfiction November. Time seems to run away with me so my posts seem to be just after the week has finished – but better late than never right? 😂

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