Welcome to Nonfiction November. This event is a month-long celebration of nonfiction hosted by I'm Lost in Books, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Regular Rumination, and Doing Dewey. There will be reviews, readalongs, and discussion topics posted throughout the month. Be sure to check these blogs for complete details.
Week 1: My Year in Nonfiction
Looking back on 2014, roughly a quarter of my reading has been nonfiction. This is only slightly above my average, but I've enjoyed the books so much I can't help but wonder why the percentage isn't even higher.
I should also note that I generally prefer listening to nonfiction. Even though I almost always have a hard copy (for photographs, charts, maps, etc.), audiobook nonfiction outnumbers print two to one for me. Perhaps I am an auditory learner.
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann PatchetteA wide-ranging essay collection from a favorite author. Patchett narrates the audio version herself... an added bonus.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Who would expect a book about crew to be so exciting?
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
Even though a lot of my nonfiction reading involves food and food culture, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick has been on my wish list for a very longtime. Earlier this week, Leila reviewed Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim. It sounds like an interesting book, and got me thinking about a possible North Korea reading project.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
My main goal this month is to add some exciting titles to my nonfiction reading list. Who better to turn to for suggestions than trusted book bloggers?
Visit Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness for this week's link up.