Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

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August

September

October


So that’s 44 nonfiction books since January.

  • 28 male authors and 17 female authors (Yes, one book had 2 authors.)  Turns out I read way more male-authored nonfiction than I do male-authored fiction.
  • 14 POC authors
  • 2 authors with physical disabilities
  • 5 were perfect for Foodies Read

I read the most memoirs — about 25 depending on how you define that.  The topics are all so different that is hard to pick I favorite.  I enjoyed them all.

I’ve recommended If At Birth You Don’t Succeed and Born a Crime the most.  But seriously, there isn’t a single book on this list that I would steer anyone away from.  It has been a really good nonfiction year for me.

There isn’t a type of nonfiction that I’m looking to read more often.  I do like to find books set in parts of the world that I haven’t read a lot about before.  That’s why there are 2 South American books in October.  I picked them based on setting and they are both lovely.  The Wonder Trail also has a lot of other book suggestions too.

The thing I love best about Nonfiction November is getting so many recommendations.  I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading.

17 Replies to “Nonfiction November – My Year in Nonfiction”

  1. Wow, so much nonfiction! And I think it’s so impressive that you’ve read such diverse nonfiction, both based on topics and author identity. I could definitely do a better job diversifying my nonfiction in those ways 🙂

  2. Clearly this is the to go to place for a variety of nonfiction. I love how varied your reading is and look forward to your posts through Nonfiction November.

  3. Whew, that is a lot of nonfiction! And hooray for stats — keeping track of that kind of stuff can really help inform future reading decisions, right? Great idea.

  4. You’ve read an incredible amount of nonfiction this year! And it’s quite varied – I’m impressed. I have The Year of Living Danishly on my TBR list, and More Ketchup than Salsa on my Kindle. Thanks for the reminders.

  5. Wow – you’ve read a ton of nonfiction this year! I’ve heard great things about Naked Strangers.

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