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
Julz at JulzReads
Rennie at What's Nonfiction
Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves
Leann of Shelf Aware
MY YEAR IN NONFICTION
2019 has been another year of change for my family. We sold our lake home in upstate NY and moved to an island on Florida's gulf coast. Earlier this week I changed my blog name to reflect our new location and am now Gulfside Musing!
With the move, my overall reading numbers are down, but the proportion of nonfiction is at an all-time high. In 2019, 42% of my reading has been nonfiction!
I read nonfiction of course, but I also love listening to it. 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 listen on my morning walk, then read outside in the late afternoon or curl up in my favorite reading chair in the evening.
Topics of interest//
I've read on a wide variety of subjects this year, most notably...
THE SUPREME COURT
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart
- My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Breaking in: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice by Joan Biskupic
- The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts by Joan Biskupic
- The Mueller Report
- Sous Chef by Michael Gibney
- A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman
- Morningstar: Growing Up With Books by Ann Hood
- Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood
- I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott
- Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
- Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro
- Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro
I've also read about the opioid crisis, moving, and psychotherapy.
- The Art of Happy Moving by Ali Wenzke
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy
MY NONFICTION FAVORITE OF 2019
by Dani Shapiro, narrated by the author
(along with Devotion, also by Dani Shapiro)
by Lori Gottlieb
narrated by Brittany Pressley
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
narrated by Linda Lavin
My goal for Nonfiction November//
It's simple. I want to hear about all the great nonfiction you have been reading this year...and, ideally, I'd like to read them all before next year's event. My best recommendations always come from book bloggers!
For links to other "My Year in Nonfiction" posts, visit Julz at Julz Reads.