Nonfiction books are magnets to me. I do love a good novel, don’t get me wrong. But nonfiction is my true love; I’m a sucker for interesting data and profound truths.
So I’m excited to discover Nonfiction November. I’m joining JulzReads and others to celebrate nonfiction books all November (actually beginning October 28). Week 1 linkup is here.
If you’d like to join, too, get all the info here:
There’s also an Instagram challenge, #NonficNov, if that’s more fun to you.
Week 1 – My Year in Nonfiction So Far
1. What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
So far, it’s a 3-way tie:
- Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
- Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
- Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending
2. Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
Again, a 3-way tie:
(1) Productivity, (2) Politics/Justice, and (3) Relationships
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
- Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
- Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
- Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
- 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
- The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump
- Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
- The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage
- Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
- I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations
- The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
- The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church
- Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out
- Long-Distance Grandparenting: Nurturing the Faith of Your Grandchildren When You Can’t Be There in Person
- Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People
- Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age
3. What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Becoming by Michelle Obama
4. What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
Challenges like these help me stay engaged with what I’ve already read instead of letting the books drift into obscurity. I also love getting new recommendations from other nonfiction readers (not that I need to add to my TBR list, but I will!).
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What’s a favorite nonfiction book you’ve read so far this year? Please share in the comments. I’d really love to know!
Want more reading recommendations? My monthly book recommendations are here.
Other #NonFicNov books:
- 3 Spiritual Books on the Enneagram
- Match This Nonfiction Book with This Fiction Book
- 3 Reasons You Don’t Read Nonfiction and Why You Should Anyway (+ LOTS of Recommendations)
- Do You Want God to Know Everything About You?
- 4 Books I Recommend – October 2019