Nonfiction November – How Do I Choose Books?/ posted in: Reading
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.
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.
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.
Change The World
Books about fighting injustice or helping people always catch my eye.