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I had all sorts of good intentions to read more nonfiction during 2022, but here it is November and, according to my spreadsheet, I’ve read exactly one nonfiction work all year (a memoir that wasn’t very good and that I therefore didn’t review).
I like alliteration and have heard of Nonfiction November, so I decided this should be the year that I jump in. I’m not thinking of this particularly as a reading challenge meme, but rather as an entry point for a project I’m looking into. However, I don’t want to appear to be co-opting a term that other writers, readers, and bloggers have worked hard to develop and promote. From a quick internet search I’ve found a couple of sources for Nonfiction November coverage whose lead I’ll be following:
This group is headed by freelance book reviewer Olive Fellows @abookolive , who also presents on YouTube. If you follow this account on Twitter, you’ll find information about how to participate on other social platforms.
Doing Dewey is a book blog, the kind of internet writing and discussion I’m most comfortable with.
I don’t know how closely I’ll follow either of these two accounts, but I’m going to use the graphic prompts from Doing Dewey to get started here.
I’ve already told you how dismal my year in nonfiction has been. Here are some goals (hopes, really) for Nonfiction November:
- to catch up on work about life story writing published since I finished my dissertation in 2011
- to read a couple of recent memoirs (Finding Me by Viola Davis and Scenes From My Life by Michael Kenneth Williams)
Emily Martin’s post on BookRiot is a good place to start. She writes about all the ways to celebrate Nonfiction November. She has all the info on how to participate on all major social platforms plus links to all kinds of reading lists if you’re looking for a particular kind of nonfiction (e.g., graphic nonfiction, YA nonfiction, memoirs, audiobooks, even “nonfiction recommendations based on your favorite novels.”
Here’s a list from BookBub.
From the Federation of Children’s Book Groups in the U.K.
From the Guardian.
From Reader’s Digest.
Time’s list, presented by Goodreads.
How About You?
Are you participating in Nonfiction November? If you are, I’d love to follow along with you. Let me know in the comments.
© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown