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Nonfiction November: Week 1: Year in Nonfiction #NonficNov

I saw so many people declare their participation in this that I felt encouraged to give it a go! I have been working on getting my Non-fiction quota to something more substantial and enjoy the process, so participating in Nonfiction November seems to be an exciting way to do just that.

Week 1: (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Julie @ Julz Reads): Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

What I am hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November:

I have always wanted to read more of Non-fiction. The only thing holding me back is usually that I read them a lot slower than any average 300+ pages fiction book, which means I can read more of the latter than the former in any given time. With access to NetGalley and all these interesting blogs, I have been working my way through some books and hope that a more introspective look back at my nonfiction reading this year could boost the mood to pursue more such books.

Do I have a particular topic that I have been attracted to more this year?

For this, I would have to take a look at all the Nonfiction books I have read and reviewed on the blog. They can be broadly classified under the following headings:


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Arts/crafts and cookbooks: I do not know if they actually count, but if they do, they usually constitute a big chunk of my non-fiction reads for any given year

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Informational and Discussion based (This would have to be my favourite topic for the year! – Discussions based on Science/psychology)

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My favourite nonfiction read of the year/nonfiction book I recommended the most:

42208023 This book qualifies under both categories since it is a source of continuous discussion between my husband and me. It is refreshing as well as exciting and makes me look at the natural with whole new respect!

P.S: If you want to participate do link back to the host!


31 thoughts on “Nonfiction November: Week 1: Year in Nonfiction #NonficNov”

    1. Thank you!! That’s great to hear, more so coming from you 😄 superlative is an awesome read. Takes a lot of time but packed with so much interesting stuff!!! I’m surprised at how few have read and rated it on Goodreads.. Fall of the wild is a close second🤩

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      1. I guess sometimes it depends on the marketing, so whether people are even aware that a book exists. I hadn’t seen Superlative until you posted about it, maybe it just didn’t get the push that others did. I’ve added it to my list though, excited for that one!!

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  1. Naturally after just watching Mindhunter, I’ll be adding The Killer Across the Table to my TBR but Superlative is another I’ll be adding. I hadn’t heard of that one in any other lists..and it looks like you like your atlases. 🙂

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  2. Events like this definitely give the whole area of nonfiction a boost with regards to books – how & when you gravitate towards them. It is definitely much easier to pick up & fall in to a fiction book over nonfiction.
    Some interesting titles you’ve shared here – I’ll be looking into a few of them now. Happy reading this November!

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  3. A lovely range of books. Cookbooks and craft books definitely count as non-fiction. I love the look of some of your informational (I might call some of those popular science, too).

    By the way, can you click on my profile and see if it takes you to my book review blog now, please, if you get a moment, not my professional one. Thank you!

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  4. I think I take about twice as long to read a page of nonfiction as I do fiction, especially something fun and easy. The Science of Story and Superlative both sound really good! The fact that Superlative led to good discussion is really appealing to me 🙂

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