Nonfiction November is here! This annual event, an entire month of bookish topics devoted entirely to nonfiction, is always a favorite. Our hosts this year are:
Katie at Doing Dewey
Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves
Julz at JulzReads
Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness
Rennie at What’s Nonfiction
MY YEAR IN NONFICTION
So far, 2018 has not been a stellar reading year. Instead, it's been a year of adjustment (to a retired lifestyle) and distractions (mostly political). While my overall numbers are down, the proportion of nonfiction has held steady at 35%.
How I consume nonfiction//
I read nonfiction, of course, but I also love listening. Having both the audiobook and a print copy is ideal. That way, I never miss out on photographs, maps, charts, etc. With a read/listen combination, I usually listen on my morning walk, while doing chores or while driving. Then I'll read outside in the late afternoon or at home in the evening.
What I'm reading about this year//
I've read on a wide variety of subjects, most notably...
- Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
- The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
BOOKS AND READING:
- I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel
- Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
- Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner
- Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Notably missing this year are medicine/health, food, and The Supreme Court... though I guess just following all the news related to the Court is enough right now.
MY NONFICTION FAVORITE OF 2018
by Nina Willner, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
by Kory Stamper, narrated by the author
by Debby Irving, narrated by the author
My goal for Nonfiction November is simple. I want to hear about all the great nonfiction titles you have been reading this year...and then read several of them before Nonfiction November 2019. My best recommendations always come from book bloggers!
For links to other "My Year in Nonfiction" posts, visit Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness.