My Year in Nonfiction 2023
Welcome to Nonfiction November 2023! I’m eager to participate again this year, and I want to give a shout-out to our hosts:
- Heather – Based on a True Story
- Frances – Volatile Rune
- Liz – Adventures in reading, running and working from home
- Rebekah – She Seeks Nonfiction
- Lisa – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction-focused post each week.
Week 1: (October 30-November 3) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Heather @ Based on a True Story
Week 2: (November 6-November10) – Choosing Nonfiction with Frances @ Volatile Rune
Week 3: (November 13-17) –Book Pairings with Liz @ Adventures in reading, running and working from home
Week 4: (November 20-24) – Worldview Shapers with Rebekah @ She Seeks Nonfiction
Week 5: (November 27-December 1) — New to My TBR with Lisa @ Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
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My Year in Nonfiction: Nov 2022-Nov 2023
Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.
I read 15 nonfiction this year which is ONE MORE nonfiction than last year, so that’s a personal win!
What is your favorite category of nonfiction?
I love narrative nonfiction (followed closely by thought-provoking memoirs).
Narrative Nonfiction is “Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That’s material that I really like.”
From November 1 to November 1
For this post, I am counting my nonfiction reads from the beginning of November 2022 because those nonfiction reads were not represented in last year’s post. So my nonfiction year will be from November 1 to November 1!
Please join me for Nonfiction November 2023!
Today’s host is Heather @ Based on a True Story
My Year in NonFiction:
***Book titles are Amazon affiliate links or links to my blog reviews
America: A Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity by Tim Scott
How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family’s Story of Hope and Survival in the American South by Esau McCaulley
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember by Lauren Graham
Finding Me by Viola Davis
All My Knotted-Up Life by Beth Moore
The Life Council: 10 Friends Everyone Needs by Laura Tremaine
Please Grow: Lessons on Thriving For Plants (and People) by Alex Testere
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin
A Guide to Midwestern Conversation by Taylor Kay Phillips
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connections and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown
You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why it Matters by Kate Murphy
Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova
Answering Heather’s Prompt Questions For My Year in Nonfiction:
- What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
This is a difficult choice because I enjoyed several for different reasons this year. I especially loved And There Was Light, Remember, How Far to the Promised Land, Atlas of the Heart, You’re Not Listening, and Finding Me. (Life Council and Midwestern Conversation were the most disappointing and I was tempted to DNF but ended up skimming)
- What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
The nonfiction I’ve recommended most includes my favorites as listed in question #1.
- Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
Not really….I’m an incorrigible mood reader (even in nonfiction), but obviously I’m always attracted to thoughtful memoirs and biographies. This year’s favorite memoir is Finding Me.
- What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I’m eager to read posts from other bloggers and add inspiring nonfiction titles to my 2024 TBR!
I would love to hear all about your favorite nonfiction reads in the comments! If you could recommend ONE NF title for me, what would you recommend?
If you are participating in #NonficNov, please leave a link to your post in the comments.
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