Nonfiction November is almost upon us, and I’m happy to announce that, this year, I’ll serve as one of the hosts! Throughout November, we encourage you to engage in some nonfiction reading with us and share what you’ve read and learned. Fellow hosts include Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Katie (Doing Dewey), Christopher (Plucked from the Stacks), and Jaymi (OC Book Girl). Each Monday, the corresponding host will post a prompt on their blog with a link-up so you can link your post to that week’s topic. Here’s the upcoming schedule:
Week 1: (November 1-5) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Rennie at What’s Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
Week 2: (November 8-12) – Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be The Expert/ Ask the Expert/ Become the Expert with Veronica (me!) at The Thousand Book Project: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).
Week 4: (November 22-26) – Stranger Than Fiction with Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks: This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.
Week 5: (November 29-December 3) — New to My TBR with Jaymi at OCBookgirl.com: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!
🎉Instagram Nonfiction Book Party 🎉
Photo Challenge & Giveaway
This year we’re excited to have a new host for our Instagram friends with giveaways, daily photo challenges and more! Jaymi over at @theocbookgirl is running the month-long Instagram festivities. If you’re interested in participating in Nonfiction on your page AND on Instagram follow along check Jaymi’s page at https://www.instagram.com/theocbookgirl/ for all the details!
I look forward to learning about all of the nonfiction you’ve read and putting some of those titles on my own TBR list. Happy reading!