Hello everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend, and welcome back to my blog! After a lovely reading month of October I browsed through my Goodreads read list of my year and I decided that I need to read more nonfiction books. I have plenty of them piling up in my shelf and in my Kindle – so why not make use of the lovely event of Nonfiction November to read more nonfiction books!
This month-long celebration of reading, writing, and discussing about nonfiction reads is hosted by the lovely people at What’s Nonfiction; Sophisticated Dorkiness; Sarah’s Book Shelves; JulzReads; and Doing Dewey. As a person who mainly reads fiction, I probably won’t be participating in many of the prompts or posting schedules – I’m just gonna focus on myself reading more nonfiction this month.
My year in nonfiction books
As can be seen in my 2018 Reading Log, only 14% of the books I’ve read this year are nonfiction – I have only read five books that are not fiction this year! That’s not a very good statistic, and I plan on changing that though we are already at the end of the year.
In my 2018 Reading Goals I planned on reading a nonfiction book every other month. Considering that goal I might say that I am on track since I would only have to read 6 nonfiction books in a year. But I feel like in the past three months I have not been reading many of them and I have read lots of them in the beginning of the year because I listened to them on audiobooks.
I must say my favourite nonfiction book I read in 2018 is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, a beautiful memoir that insightfully gives us a view on a different lifestyle and family life of our writer. Other than that I found myself loving memoirs and biographies all my life, but I also occasionally pick up sub-genres like science and history about topics I’m interested in.
Some of my recommendations
To read this month
I made a list of some books that are readily available to me that I might pick up this month (some of them rereads!). I got a little out of control – this list is pretty extensive, so I will not go into them all one by one. However there are some main books that I definitely will pick up this month.
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell
This is a memoir that has been highly recommended by many people on the internet, and a book I already started back in October. With a unique title and beautiful writing, I am sure this will be one of the best books I’ve read this month.
How to Live Like Your Cat by Stéphane Garnier
I love cats, so when my housemate got me this I was ecstatic. This is a short, cute book that I don’t know much about. But I know I will love it, because it has cats!!!
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
I’ve heard amazing things about Joan Didion, and although she has a lot of amazing works that people highly recommend, I decided to choose this one that I hope I can pick up this month because it is the only ebook I have in my Kindle from her. Again, I know nothing about it but I’m eager to give her a go.
Some of the other nonfiction in my TBR pile:
I think three books in the TBR for the month is pretty okay, considering I might probably want to pick up a fiction novel in between as well. However I know I am a mood reader so this TBR might change and I might pick up other books in the list if I’m more in the mood for it.
Are you participating in Nonfiction November? What are your ultimate favourite nonfiction books of all time? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see you in another post!