Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Non-Fiction November: My year in non-fiction (week 1)


I thought I wasn't going to do Non-fiction November this year, but just read the post by Deb at Reader Buzz and realized that I am currently reading a non-fiction book. So, here we are. I was a second round judge for junior high/high school non-fiction for the CYBILS in February of this year so that kicked off my year of non-fiction reading with a bang!

Here is a list of the weekly posts/prompts.

Week 1: Your Year in Nonfiction So Far (Hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness)

What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

This is always a tough question because there are so many good ones out there. In addition to the two books mentioned below, I'm going to add Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
My initial reaction to this question is no, I am a random non-fiction reader. I tend to pick up whatever seems interesting in the moment. But, I read a ton of non-fiction books for work this summer. Of the 39 non-fiction books I've read so far, 11 were for work. So, I guess I've been attracted to tech in education, improving education type books.

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

I have recommended a couple wonderful non-fiction books to people this year: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir or Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton (adult) and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater (YA).

What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I like looking back over a year of reading so this sort of thing appeals to me.

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