Monday, October 29, 2018

Nonfiction November 2018: My Year in Nonfiction So Far


Last year I joined in on Nonfiction November for the first time, and I loved it!  I found so many new bloggers to follow and my TBR grew exponentially.  I was inspired to read more nonfiction in 2018 and I've been looking forward to this event all year!  Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness is hosting the first week of Nonfiction November 2018, which is all about our year in nonfiction reading.  So far this year I've read 19 nonfiction books and so many of them have been fantastic.

My two favorites and the ones I recommend the most are:

 


I've read a lot of female-centric stories:

   


But my tastes are pretty broad and I've read stories about space, ice cream, marriage, and sinking ships, too:

   


For this Nonfiction November, I'm hoping to find even more new bloggers to follow and of course, to add more books to my TBR!  I want to read more nonfiction, but I never seem to have that many on my TBR.  And here are the books I'm hoping to get to this month:

   


   

 
What have been some of your favorite nonfiction reads of the year?


44 comments:

  1. You do a really good job with non fiction. I really need to read more. I mostly do memoirs but I did read Astrophysics for People in a Hurry!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I do tend to gravitate towards memoirs in audio!

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  2. Oh Jeez, I'm already behind! Need to cue up my nonfiction picks!

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  3. I have so many of these on my TBR: Radium Girls, The Residence, The Lost City of Z! Thank you for reminding me of these! :D

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  4. Good luck! I’m hoping to read a lot of medical and historical nonfiction. So far, my favorite nonfiction book of the year is Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History. I learned a lot from it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Great, I can't wait to see what you're reading!

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  5. How was How to Be Married?? I just got the audiobook with one of my Audible credits and it's on my NN TBR list! Also - I just took my "Women" photo for the Instagram Challenge and Code Girls and Wonder Women are both in it!

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    1. I really liked How To Be Married! I thought learning about all the different cultures was really fun.

      Haha, nice pic!

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  6. The Lost City of Z is excellent. ere is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/29/nonfiction-november-my-year-2018-in-nonfiction/

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  7. Oh I do like the sound of an ice cream binge across America - hehe!

    You have a varied taste in non fiction, reading quite widely. Thanks for sharing these titles, may of which are new to me, and happy reading to you for your upcoming nonfiction November reads.

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    1. Right? Who doesn't like ice cream?

      Thanks, Jade!

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  8. Thanks for all these wonderful recommendations! I've added them to my final NN post and credited you.

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  9. I see a lot of nonfiction that I'd love to read so this is a really helpful list for me since I'm always on the look for more. Thanks! :D

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  10. Wow - you really do read a variety of nonfiction. I'm impressed!

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  11. I'm still recommending Radium Girls a year on!

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  12. Wow, you have done such a great job with your nonfiction goals this year. I'm embarrassed to say I've only read one or two and those were celebrity memoirs, lol. I do want to read the Hamilton biography though after seeing the musical.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! I've read a couple fiction Hamilton books, I might have to check out a biography!

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  13. So many great books, I don't even know where to start! Sweet Spot is on my list, it looks delightful. I loved From the Corner of the Oval and The Residence. I had to return The Electric Woman to the library and was really bummed about it. Thanks for joining us this month!

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    1. I just finished The Residence and loved it!! I'm picking up From the Corner of the Oval tomorrow!

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  14. I loved From the Corner of the Oval! And I really have my eye on The Residence and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

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  15. Oooo, The Electric Woman caught my eye when it came out, but I haven't seen many people review it. My favorite nonfiction read this year may have been Command and Control - nothing is more dramatic than nuclear weapons! Even though the audiobook is 20 hours long it never drags, which is a feat within itself. Wishing you a great Nonfiction November! :)

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    1. Oh yes, nuclear weapons would be very intense! Thanks, Kazen!

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  16. You have so many great books here! I have been really interested in Radium Girls, but have shied away because its so long. I think I need to get over that. From the Corner of the Oval is one of my two favorites for the year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    1. Radium Girls was long, but it never felt that way. It was such an engaging read.

      I'm picking up From the Corner of the Oval tomorrow!!

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  17. There are a lot here that I've heard great things about--but I've never read any! I got Astrophysics for People in a Hurry for my husband but I've never really taken a look at it. I guess I need to!

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    1. It was a really fun read. I'm not really a science person, but I loved it!

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  18. It looks like you've read some great nonfiction this year. I like the sound of Princesses Behaving Badly and Wonder Women!

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  19. I just started The Radium Girls yesterday and love it already - thank you for the suggestion!!

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  20. An ice cream trip across America sounds like my kind of trip...

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  21. I have Radium Girls on my Audible Library and should really get to see it. David Grann will be at an event at my library next week and I'm going to have to miss it. *weeps silently*

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  22. You seem to have a lot of great books you're already read and lined up to read next! I also really enjoyed Radium Girls and I'd definitely recommend The Residence :)

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    1. I just finished The Residence and I loved it!

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