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:
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
MY YEAR IN NONFICTION
So far, 2021 has been a pretty good reading year for me. While my overall numbers are up, my nonfiction percentage is down - only 30%. In recent years I have averaged between 35 and 40%. Still, I'm satisfied with that number... especially since I don't set specific nonfiction goals.
How I consume 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, recipes, 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.
What I'm reading about this year//
I've read on a variety of subjects this year, most notably...
RACE and IMMIGRATION
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
- A Thousand Miles to Freedom by Eunsun Kim (a memoir)
- Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang
MEMOIR, mostly food
- Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss by Jenna Bush Hager
- My Place at the Table by Alexander Lobrano
- Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
WORLD WAR II
- Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
- The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
I've also read about current events, psychotherapy, and even a couple of how-to books.
Notably absent compared to previous years are nature, books about books, law, and the Supreme Court.
MY NONFICTION FAVORITES OF 2021
(listed in the order I read them)
My goal for Nonfiction November//
It's simple, really. I want to hear about all great nonfiction you've been reading this year. And then, ideally, I'd like to read them all myself before next year's event. My best recommendations always come from book bloggers!
How was your year in nonfiction? Which books were your favorites?
For links to other "My Year in Nonfiction" posts, visit Rennie at What's Nonfiction.