Week 1: November 2 to 6 (Hosted by Kim the Sophisticated Dork)
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? 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?
So far this year, I’ve read 12. Not quite 20% which is often my average. This month will boost that.
Two I rated FIVE star (Bad Feminist and H is for Hawk) with quite a few at FOUR star. The Oscar Wilde bio was disappointing and I had troubles with a few but not necessarily disappointing reads. Three were comedienne treats (Poehler, Handler and Lawson) and two more took to me far away lands (Bookseller and Color). Three were audiobooks – Yes Please, Five Days, and H is for Hawk. Every author was new to me.
FAVORITE: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
MOST RECOMMENDED by me: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, followed by Bad Feminist and Yes Please
NOT-READ-ENOUGH-OF NONFICTION: “important to know” books, history and biography
WHAT I HOPE TO GET OUT OF #NonFicNov: More illumination on a few important issues. For the list of books I want to get to yet this month, read my post here.