There are weekly prompts to help us focus as we read and share:
Week 1: My Year in Nonfiction
Week 2: Fiction. Nonfiction Book Pairings
Week 3: Be the Expert
Week 4: Nonfiction TBR
My Year in Nonfiction
This week there are several questions to help describe our year in nonfiction and reflect on what we read.
I read 17 NF books – 6 memoirs, 2 books on writing, 2 inspirational, and 7 topics and issues. Several of these books I reviewed as part of the WOW book blog tours throughout the year.
What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year?
My favourite NF book was Clara Hughes’ memoir. She was an Olympian, a medal winner at both summer and winter Olympics, in two very different sports. She suffered from depression. mental health issues. She has been an advocate for a long time for supporting those with mental health issues. A very inspiring book.
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
I read a number of memoirs as well as a number of books on writing and creativity.
What Nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love by Richard Carlson and Kristin Carlson
I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I had hoped to read more NF books this year, but fiction was so necessary with the craziness of this year. I needed that escape – due to covid and my hubby’s long hospital stay (4 months – he lost the whole summer)
So, this month I want to read more memoir and more issues books related to racism.