It’s time for Nonfiction November, starting with my ‘Year in Nonfiction’, hosted by Shelf Aware.
Strictly speaking, I should call it Memoir November (Memvember?!) – doesn’t have quite the same ring but it is more accurate in my case, given that the majority of my nonfiction reading is memoir (specifically, I’ve read 13 memoirs, and eight other nonfiction titles this year).
Leann has set some questions:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
No thought required – Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe is not only the best nonfiction book I’ve read this year, it’s also one of the best I’ve ever read.
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
As mentioned, I’m a sucker for memoir. Highlights this year have been some ‘lighter’ memoirs – This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay made me laugh out loud, and Wham! George and Me by Andrew Ridgeley was a thoroughly delightful walk down memory lane.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
Apart from Say Nothing, I have been pressing Stasiland by Anna Funder on anyone who was late to the party, as I was.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
As always, the ‘book pairings’ posts are my absolute favourite, and usually the happy cause of a growing TBR stack in November. I’ll also be on the look out for memoir recommendations.