My 2016 in Nonfiction


I wasn’t sure this first Nonfiction November post would see the light of day, but I’m going to try to squeeze it in here before heading to bed and kicking off the rest of a super busy week. I apologize ahead of time for any disasters in the grammar department!

Your Year in 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? 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?

Reading this year has been pretty rough all around. I feel like I just never really found my groove, so I’m pretty happy about reading almost as much nonfiction at this point this year (31) as last year (38). About 41% of the books I’ve read this year have been nonfiction, which I’m pretty proud of, though it doesn’t quite surprise me.

Favorite Nonfiction Read

I absolutely loved Lindy West’s Shrill and can’t recommend it enough. I’ll also throw out some love for Pushout by Monique W. Morris and One of Us by Asne Seierstad.

Nonfiction I’ve Recommended the Most

Every year you get to hear me talk about how much I love and recommend Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things! New in 2016, though, I’ve been recommending NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and The Monopolists by Mary Pilon a ton.

Nonfiction I Want to Read More Often

I mentioned wanting to read more hard science at this time last year, but haven’t really worked toward that goal. I’ll keep aiming!

Hopes for Nonfiction November

Nonfiction November is going to be hard for me this year, mostly because I really don’t have the time to dedicate to reading/blogging in general right now, but I’m trying my best! I’m really just hoping I can pop in as much as possible, read at least a few nonfiction titles this month, and discover a new blog or two.