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#NonFicNov Week 1: Year in Nonfiction

The last year was the first time I participated in such a wide-reaching event. I left with some great recommendations, some greats blogs as well as interesting interactions. It left me wanting to be prepared to jump right in the next year. Given the way the year has been going, I am just glad to be able to enthusiastically put together a post just in time to fit in with this week’s prompt.

Week 1: (November 2-6) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Leann @ Shelf Aware): 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?

My last year’s page looked like this: Nonfiction November: Week 1: Year in Nonfiction #NonficNov

What I am hoping to get out of participating in Non-fiction November 2020

To answer the last question first, I am looking forward to shaking things a little bit. I have steadily read some good non-fiction this year. Given my move to a new country, I may not have the library resources that I previously had and this might hold up the possibility of me actually picking up those that I will (undoubtedly) add to my TBR through this participation! I loved looking back at the small conversations I had with people last year, and am hoping for more this time around.

My classifications for the year’s Non-fiction readings:





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True Crime



Basically, I have improved my efforts since the last year!!

Topic(s) that attracted me this year:

Memoirs, history and geopolitics seem to be the focus somehow. Since I get many of these through Netgalley and ARCs, I am not really making a conscious choice. I have quite a few still pending, maybe even before this month ends, my list might change! or I might have something interesting to talk about in week 3 edition.

Finally, I recommended three books to multiple people in real life this year

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16 thoughts on “#NonFicNov Week 1: Year in Nonfiction”

  1. Ooh, geopolitics is a category I should definitely read more in. I feel like I’ve barely managed to scrape together a reasonable awareness of US history and politics and my knowledge is woefully lacking for the rest of the world.

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  2. What a great year of nonfiction you’ve had so far! How To Be a Dictator sounds fascinating (and unsettling). I hadn’t heard of that one yet, so thanks for sharing it.

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