Nonfiction November: Week 1

I’m excited to join in for Nonfiction November again. I missed this reading event last year but it’s such a great way for me to remember not to miss out on other reads.

There are link ups each week where you can share a post based on the prompts provided. I don’t know that I’ll be able to participate in all but I’ll try. More than anything I just want to make sure I’m reading some nonfiction. So here goes the first prompt:

Your Year in Nonfiction (Leann of Shelf Aware): Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite 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?

This is pretty easy to answer. So far this year I’ve only read one graphic memoir, Good Talk by Mira Jacob. I do know I found it very good not just with due to the mix of illustrations and photographs but for the way the author explores issues of race and belonging in America. Unfortunately I read this book right as we were becoming aware that we were in a pandemic and I am finding it hard to remember much about this book.

I’ve already checked out several eBooks from the library and I’m very excited about these:
The Witches are Coming by Lindy West. A cultural critique.
Five Days Gone by Laura Cumming. In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England (started this one last night).
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. A powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you to the reading team of Katie at Doing Dewey, Julz of Julz Reads, Rennie of What’s Nonfiction, and Leann of Shelf Aware for hosting this reading event.

Let me know if you’re going to be participating in this or if you have some nonfiction reads to recommend.

  1. November 5, 2020
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  5. November 10, 2020