Celebrate Your Nonfiction Books So Far
Nonfiction November - Week 1

If you’re a nonfiction reader like me, the month of November is our time to celebrate! Nonfiction November is a fun blogging challenge to share about our favorite and upcoming nonfiction books.

I’m answering Heather’s questions for Week 1.

1. What books have you read?

Here are the nonfiction books I’ve read so far in 2023, as pictured on my Goodreads account (I blocked out the fiction titles).

2. What were your favorites?

Looking over the ratings I’ve given these books, I gave 5 stars to 31 of them. Yikes—maybe I’ve been too generous. (But I also was generous with 2 and 3 stars to other books; I abandon reading anything lower than that, once I discover it).

Here is a random hodgepodge of 8 titles of those 31 favorite books (I’ll wait for December to decide my official top favorites of 2023).

  • Why We’re Polarized
  • The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward
  • The Art of Nonviolent Communication: Turning Conflict into Connection
  • Uncultured: A Memoir
  • I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times
  • My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church
  • Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

3. Have you had a favorite topic?

Humans. Since Human has been my 2023 One Word of the Year, I’ve intentionally read a lot of books about our humanity and how humans communicate and relate with each other.

4. Is there a topic you want to read about more?

Climate. I joined a local non-partisan climate group this year (truly both red and blue participants!) about how we can better impact our environment for all humans present and future. There is a learning curve for me, but it’s an important issue for all of us so I want to continue reading, learning, and doing more.

Heather hosted a linkup the first week of November to share what we’ve read so far. It’s closed to new entries, but you can still check out others’ posts to get ideas for your own to-be-read list.

What’s a favorite nonfiction book you’ve read so far in 2023? Share your thoughts here.

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7 thoughts on “Celebrate Your Nonfiction Books So Far
Nonfiction November - Week 1

  1. Joanne

    Oh I am definitely going to have to see if Uncultured is available on audio through our library; that sounds fascinating. I always think I don’t read much non-fiction but I forget about memoirs!

  2. Donna Connolly

    Hi, Lisa – Yours is an incredibly impressive list of nonfiction books read in just one-year. I am not worthy! 😀
    My three favourite non-fiction reads this year were: ‘Remember’ by Lisa Genova, ‘A Year of Living Kindly’ by Donna Cameron and ‘Pandemic Urbanism’ by Ali, Connolly and Keil.

  3. Lyndsey

    I wish I spent more time reading, but I always seem to gravitate towards other activities. There are some books that sound wonderful in your list. Thank you for sharing at Tell It To Me Tuesday, I hope to see you again this week!

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