Nonfiction November is about to take over the world again. Here in the blog world it is hosted by Doing Dewey, Julz Reads, Sarah's Bookshelves, Sophisticated Dorkiness and What's Nonfiction?
I watch a lot of Booktube too now and Nonfiction November is on over there this month hosted by A Book Olive and Non Fic Books.
It's fair to say that I'm having a pretty bad reading year. I've only read 49 books so far this year. I didn't really read anything over the past three or four months. I'm starting to work my way out of this Great Reading Slump of 2018 it seems, but it's still slow going.
Checking my Goodreads tally I see that I've read 14 nonfiction books so far this year. I've also had a slow blogging year so I haven't blogged most of these books, and it seems I haven't rated them on Goodreads either.
I've really enjoyed most of those 14 Nonfiction books.
Week 1 Your Year in Nonfiction hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness (one of my favourite blog names ever)
What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year (so far)?
I think it would actually be my most recent nonfiction read, The Art of Living Alone & Loving It (see my review).
I also really enjoyed The Art of Frugal Hedonism (see my review). Oh they're both The Art of ...
And this one is just fun, but rather fascinating. I love junior nonfiction.
I'm almost finished up with the audiobook of Leigh Sales' Any Ordinary Day, which is fabulous and will get a high rating from me. So much to think about in this one.
I'm more than happy that three of those four books are Australian. And by Australian Women Writers too.
Do you have a particular topic you've been more attracted to this year?
I've been reading around my tag of Reconsidering My Life and a lot of my reads have touched on that in various ways. Books about ways of living, and also financial matters.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Probably The Trauma Cleaner (see my review). It has a lot broader appeal than my three favourites above. And it's Australian too!
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
A few things. This is my second year participating in Nonfiction November, but I really only dabbled my toes in the waters last year. This year I'm hoping it will spur me on to read some of the nonfiction waiting for me on my shelves. I've got a few on the go at the moment that I'd like to get finished too. I also want to blog about some of the books that I've already read this year. Of course I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else reads, and finding lots of interesting new books and blogs.