I had read zero nonfiction this year until my friend lent me her copy of Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth in May. Since then, I’ve managed to read nine more nonfiction books, most that I listened to by audio book. This is what I’ve read so far:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Tough decision! However, Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay’s collection of essays on feminism and equality was equally entertaining and thought-provoking, emotionally gut-wrenching and hopeful.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is not only a fascinating account of Chris Hadfield’s career as an astronaut with both the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, but the history of space flight and the men and women who have worked in the field.
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? I’ve read a lot of memoirs by people who are still alive and usually there is some kind of pop culture connection. I would like to read more about historical figures or events of significance. Any suggestions?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November? To read some of the nonfiction that has been on my list and, as Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness put it so perfectly in her post: “I really just want to spend the month nerding out with people about some of the great nonfiction that’s being written right now.”
What are you reading for Nonfiction November? Take a peek at my reading list below or read my introduction post!