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Your Year in Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
I don't know if I can pick one favorite, I looked at my list and there are at least 10 that I really enjoyed so far this year. If I had to pick my top three they would be:
All three of these books really caught my attention and really made me take a look at my life. I saw how much of a caffeine addict I really am, how lucky I was to be born in the suburbs in New Jersey, and how with hard work and determination I can achieve my dreams.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
A lot of the nonfiction I read, I listen to on audiobook on my commute to and from work. I've found a great variety of memoirs with parts read by the authors. I tend to recommend those more than others because the audiobook adds a little something special I think you miss out on when you just read the book.
- Paris in Love by Eloisa James - read by the author
- My Brief History by Stephen Hawking - read by Matthew Brenher, but each chapter starts with Stephen speaking before transitioning into the reader's voice
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - read by Archie Panjabi, however Malala reads the introduction of the book
- My Beloved World by Sonya Sotomayor - Read by Rita Moreno and Sonya starts off the book
- Still Foolin' 'Em by Billy Crystal - read by the author
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
I noticed that I haven't been reading a lot of books on history or politics. I'm interested, and I've added books on these topics to my TBR list on Goodreads, but I haven't checked them out yet. I've been on a big kick with memoirs this year.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I'd like to get some more ideas of books. Outside of my co-workers I don't know too many people who read nonfiction. I'd love to expand what I'm reading and find new topics to delve into!