Have you noticed that I’m super excited for this event to start? A huge thanks to Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Leslie (Regular Rumination), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books) for hosting this great month of nonfiction reading.
So far this year, Katha Pollitt’s Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights was hands down the best piece of nonfiction I read. More like devoured. It’s smart and challenging and made me want to put the book down to get active. Isn’t that nonfiction at its best? I also adored Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist and Dr. Mütter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz.
Much like previous years, the book I recommended the most was Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar. I can’t get through a week without talking about this on my blog. It’s a favorite and I’ll talk about it again, I promise.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that one of my goals was to start reading more nonfiction by women, which prompted me to stack my Nonfiction November reading pile with female authors. I’m really looking forward to digging into new books and finding a ton of new titles that will make my TBR a mile high, much like last year. I love that this event highlights books that can get lost in the shuffle and a genre that some people think can’t be fun or interesting…time to prove them wrong! Here’s all the fun I had in last year’s event: