Nonfiction November – How Do I Choose Books?

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It’s week two of Nonfiction November.

“What are you looking for when you pick up a nonfiction book? Do you have a particular topic you’re attracted to? Do you have a particular writing style that works best? When you look at a nonfiction book, does the title or cover influence you?” – hosted by Rachel

 

I had to think about this topic for a long time.  I’m not sure what exactly draws me to a book.  I’m 100% a mood reader so what I want to read varies day by day.  Here are a few characteristics that will keep me interested in a book though.

A Year in the Life

I’m a complete sucker for books written because the author takes on a challenge for a particular period of time.  You decided to stand on your head on top of every mountain you could climb in the course of a year?  I’d totally read your book.

The Year of Living DanishlyThe Unlikely DiscipleRejection Proof


Go On A Quest

I love books where the authors travel to research their topic and tell the story of the journey along with what they found.

Naked At LunchTrip of the TongueMeet Me In Atlantis

Obviously the topic can be anything.   Make it a fun journey and I’m in.


Talk About Food

Obviously, I’m a bit obsessed on the topic of books about food.  I do have a Foodies Read monthly link up on the topic.  I love reading the stories of ingredients or the food business.  Even though I’m a vegetarian/wannabe vegan I’ll read books about farming too.

BananaTruffle BoyLocally Laid


Change The World

Books about fighting injustice or helping people always catch my eye.

Outcasts UnitedA Path AppearsHeadscarves and Hymens


What Draws You To A Nonfiction Book?