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Nonfiction November: Your Year in Nonfiction

Nonfiction November: Your Year in NonfictionHello my lovely readers!

This month I’m participating in Nonfiction November, a book blogger event cohosted by four different bloggers (not including myself) that brings our attention to our nonfiction reads.  Each week has a different topic, and this week’s asks us to look back at our year in nonfiction.

So far in 2015, I’ve read 6 nonfiction books.  They are, in order of when I read them:

I think it’s interesting to note that exactly half of my nonfiction reads were by women and half by men.

Now, on to the discussion questions about my reads!

What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
I’d have to go with Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War.  Although I have a BA in History, I never had much interest in the Civil War.  This book’s title intrigued me, and then the content more than lived up to it.  It held my interest, was easy to read (without being dumbed-down), and I still learned a lot from it.

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Definitely Garlic, an Edible Biography: The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World’s Most Pungent Food–with over 100 Recipes.  I actually texted two of my friends while I was still reading it with snippets about garlic.  Since a lot of my friends enjoy cooking and gardening, and this hit on both of those interests, it led to me recommending it more often than some of my other reads.

What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
Usually I read at least one self-improvement nonfiction read a year. I am working on one, but have yet to finish it.  I also haven’t touched a memoir this year, which kind of surprised me.

What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I hope to meet other book bloggers who also read nonfiction! I’ve met a couple of my best book blogger buddies through niche events like this, and I’d like to add some more. 🙂

  1. November 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I really liked Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy too! And I remember your review of the book on garlic – that seems like a good one 🙂

    • November 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      You know, I’m pretty sure Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy ended up my wishlist thanks to your review! We have pretty similar nonfiction taste 😀

  2. November 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    That book on garlic sounds totally fun. I love books that are super focused history like that.

    • November 6, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Yeah, it was really interesting to see history through garlic’s eyes, lol.

  3. November 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    OMG, I’m adding this book on Garlic on my TBR right away. Thanks

    • November 6, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Excellent! I hope you enjoy it!

  1. November 6, 2015 at 6:32 am

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