November 18, 2019
Favorite Nonfiction Books
I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by Doing Dewey, Julz Reads, What’s Nonfiction, Sarah’s Book Shelves, and Shelf-Aware. During November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:
My Year in Nonfiction
Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings
Nonfiction and Racial Injustice
Nonfiction Favorites (today’s post)
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Favorite Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.
Today for Nonfiction November hosted by Leann from Shelf-Aware, I am sharing my favorite recommendations for nonfiction books. What are your favorite titles?
Please join me for Nonfiction November!
10 Favorite Memoirs:
Is there something specific you look for when choosing a nonfiction read? A favorite genre? A favorite tone or theme or subject?
My favorite nonfiction tends to be memoirs…..not celebrity memoirs or misery memoirs or fluffy-I’m-going-to-write-some-words-and-fill-300-pages memoirs….but substantial and thought-provoking memoirs that have a theme beyond the author’s personal experience. Some examples include:
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (MG)
Unbroken: A World War 11 Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Louis Zamperini)
(This is technically a biography, but because Louis Zamperini was interviewed first hand, I also shelved it as memoir.)
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tell Me More: Stories About the Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan
Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom
I’d love to hear your favorite nonfiction books!
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