Nonfiction November 2021


Nonfiction November is here! This is an annual event focusing on sharing the love for terrific nonfiction reads. I thank my friend at Gulfside Musings for keeping me updated on the festivities (and not denying me from copying a bit of her post and links.)

The hosts this year are:

Rennie at What’s Nonfiction

Katie at Doing Dewey

Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks 

Jaymi at The OC Book Girl


Nonfiction November Week #1

Looking back at the year so far in my nonfic reading by answering the prompts for Week 1:

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

Weird but maybe not unsurprising, my favorite is a pie recipe book! A Farm Journal cookbook on pies and pastries that was a gift. It was originally a gift from my grandmother to my aunt, her daughter, my dad’s sister. It was published in 1965 and is in great condition. I will cherish this for sentimental reasons but also because it is quite an entertaining read, as well.

I’ve read 22 books that I label nonfiction so far this 2021. Quite a few of these are short audiobook memoirs that came free to me as an Audible subscriber. Most are by musicians so that is somewhat a theme.

The book I’ve recommended the most is Did That Just Happen? by Pinder-Amaker & Wadsworth. It was practical, instructional AND uncompromising with examples and how best to navigate and recognize situations to DO BETTER; to truly invite and support all people into the workplace. I read this book because I am in the corporate learning industry and we are striving to create a diverse and inclusive culture.

Though late to get my posts posted for this month, I’ve been active in my mind (and at Litsy); making lists and plotting to read more nonfiction. I hope to make more bookish connections while fully expecting to add too many books to my tbr. Always adding to the tbr!

I’ve started The Radium Girls, finally! I bought this after 2020’s #NonfictionNovember. Thanks JoAnn! I’ve got the book AND the audio from the library. I’m already incensed and outraged.


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6 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2021

  1. Glad you decided to join in for Nonfiction November! I hope you’re enjoying Radium Girls… there were a lot of characters introduced at the beginning and I had trouble keeping them straight at first. The audio really helped me out!

    1. Yea, I just powered through and that is also why I’m glad to have done the duo print+audio. Audio helped to keep the momentum and print was there to check facts, pages, who is who, etc. Horrific story. I honestly couldn’t imaging how they powered through the pain.

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