Happy November, reader friends! I hope you didn't forget that this month means NONFICTION NOVEMBER! :)
Last year, I had a ton of fun participating in this event. While I don't think I am going to get much nonfiction reading done this month (based on how my library hold list currently looks...my own fault!), I still want to jump in and post during NFN where I can, because it really reignited my love for nonfiction books when I took part last year.
This week's host is Kim over at Sophisticated Dorkiness, so please stop by! Here's the prompt for the week:
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?
Let's start with my favorite nonfiction book of 2015 (so far). That's a tough call! I'd have to say it's a tie between Missoula by Jon Krakauer, and Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Both are truly exceptional in their own way.
As for the nonfiction book I've recommended the most (at least from my 2015 reads), other than the 2 faves above, I think it's been Grain of Truth by Stephen Yafa. I have several friends with gluten allergies and/or sensitivities, and that book was a very enlightening read for me on the subject. I've recommended it to both gluten-free and non-gluten-free eaters, because I think it sheds a lot of light on a topic that is often regarded as "just a trend" by the non-GF eaters.
A nonfiction topic I haven't read enough of yet...hmmm. I've covered a lot of nonfiction areas, but one that I have a lot of interest in (even though I've yet to read much of it) is medical nonfiction. Examples would be the Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Stiff by Mary Roach, or On Immunity by Eula Bass. (All three have been on my TBR list for ages!)
What do I hope to get out of Nonfiction November this year? Well, as I mentioned above, I probably won't be able to read a lot of ACTUAL nonfiction this month (and I'm quite sad about it!). However, when I participated last year, just talking about nonfiction with other NF lovers made me so very excited to dive into some new titles, and my nonfiction TBR list went through the roof as I read through the other blogs that were involved. So I suppose I hope to spread the nonfiction love, and get plenty of new nonfiction inspiration for myself. :)
What's your favorite nonfiction read of 2015 been thus far?