What is Nonfiction November and Why I decided to Participate
This month I’ve decided to participate in Nonfiction November hosted by Olive from abookolive and Gemma from Non Fic Books. Honestly, this is one of my favorite readathons of the year. This readathon is one of the reasons I grew to love nonfiction because it allows nonfiction a little of the spotlight. Because people are posting about it, people are able to see what nonfiction is out there and what books might interest them. It gets people talking about nonfiction in a positive way. Not as something boring but as something just as fun to read as fiction.
The hosts have decided on 4 challenges this year and they are…
- Past time/ pastimes
Check out Olive’s intro video here.
My Picks for the Challenges
- For the first challenge I chose a book based on the first half of the challenge, past time, and I chose a book about history, specifically the history of England as I chose Foundation: The History of England from its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors by Peter Ackroyd.
2. For the second challenge, I am basing my reading on the first word, self, as in self-education or enlightenment. I know very little about philosophy, so I chose a book that has been sitting on my shelf. (see what I did there lol) My pick is At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell, to learn a little more about it.
3. For the wonder/wander challenge I chose a book I’ve wandered away from and is a book I would really like to finish. It’s Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician by Christoph Wolff.
4. And for the final challenge, I chose the book Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America by John J. Fialka because, while they are a small subset women they had a massive impact on the United States.
These are the four books I picked to for the challenges and particularly want to read but I am also hoping to get a few others read as well.
Are you also participation in Nonfiction November? Let me know what books your thinking about reading. I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations.
So its been a little while since I posted anything. But I’m back and will be *fingers crossed* updating consistently. Here’s what I hope to read in the month of September.
- Hondo by Louis L’Amour
- The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
- The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
- The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
- Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez
February is here! The following books are the books that I picked out to read this month. I’m planning to read some more fantasy this month (Age of Swords and Ruin) since I enjoyed the fantasy books I read last month, and in honor of Valentine’s Day I picked out a romance novel (The Awakening of Miss Prim).
It’s nonfiction November! And I decided to participate. I usually read about 2 nonfiction books a month so I decided to challenge myself and I hope to read at least 4 this November. I picked out 5 for my TBR just to give myself some variety and just in case I finish all of them before the end of the month (unlikely). I may have cheated on a few of these like Grant and started them before November (I have less than a hundred pages left). Here’s my TBR for the month. Continue reading
For the month of October my TBR is as follows:
1. Royal Exile by Fiona McIntosh
2. Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4. Dearest Friend by Lynne Withey
5. Valor by John Gwynne
Back to school season is here and I am in the mood for some fantasy and Jane Austen to read while I’m sipping my pumpkin spice latte. The following books are my TBR for the month of September.
What I will be reading…
- Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan (this is a reread I’m excited for the new Riyria Chronicles book coming out soon)
- Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
- Malice by John Gwynne
- Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford
- Emma by Jane Austen
I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .
- Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
- Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
- Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
- The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Links to Books:
Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace