In my last post I mentioned I had a long list of books I want to read for Nonfiction November, and I’m here with the rest of that list! As mentioned previously, the prompts for Nonfiction November this year are: time, movement, buzz and discovery, so in this post I’ll be talking about the books I have picked out for buzz and discovery!
For this prompt I interpreted it as either the content is buzzy or these books created a lot of buzz when they came out.
This one was harder to find books for but here are a couple!
So those are the books that I want to read for Nonfiction November! I do have other nonfiction titles on hold at the library, mostly nonfiction graphic novels that I’ve been meaning to get to. Will I read all of the books I mentioned in part 1 or 2? Probably not. But it will be fun to try!
Are you participating in Nonfiction November? What do you plan on reading? Let me know in the comments below!
Ok friends, one of my FAVORITE reading months throughout the year, if not my ABSOLUTE favorite, is Nonfiction November. Now, do I read nonfiction throughout the year? Of course. The magic about Nonfiction November is that 1) I devote the whole month to nonfiction and 2) the prompts that Olive from A Book Olive devises.
Now the prompts are just to help guide your nonfiction selections, should you so choose. But you definitely can choose not to follow the prompts and just read whatever nonfiction you want. You can read a minimum of one nonfiction book, because the goal is just to read more nonfiction than you normally would! Hence my devoting a whole month to the genre because I don’t do that otherwise throughout the year.
So, the prompts fo this year’s Nonfiction November are: time, movement, buzz, and discovery. You can interpret these prompts however you want. I like to try to find books with the words in the title that are already on my radar. Most of the books I’ve chosen have followed that, but some of them are just loose interpretations of the prompts.
Because I don’t want this post to be obnoxiously long, I will talk about 2 of the prompts in this post and then the other 2 prompts in a follow up post. I definitely do not think I will get to all of the books I’ve picked out (and have put on hold at the library), but I wanted to have a variety! So here we go.
For this prompt I tried to find titles with the word “time” in them. Here’s what I found!
For this one I again tried to find titles that had the word “movement” in them. Subtitles count!
So those are the titles I’ve got on hold from the library for time and movement. I’ve also got some nonfiction on my physical TBR shelf that I may use. Like I said, I know I definitely won’t get to all of them but it’s nice to have options!
Are you participating in Nonfiction November? Are you a big nonfiction reader? Let me know any nonfiction you would recommend in the comments. And stay tuned for my buzz and discovery potential reads!
It’s almost October! We’re going to ignore the fact that I haven’t updated this blog in more than 6 months, right? Thank you.
So…it’s almost October! Time to get spooky and read spooky. Now, I’m not really a fan of spooky/horror reads, so I had no plans to read spooky. But I still wanted to participate in a readathon this month, and lucky for me there are tons to choose from! The one I am going to participate in for October is Black-Oween-Athon, which was created by Bre, aka Loc’D Booktician (check out her announcement video here).
The purpose of this readathon is to shine the light on Black authors who write speculative fiction as well as other genres, which is definitely something that I can get behind! Reading diversely has been a consistent goal of mine but I will never say no to adding a fun twist to that goal. Below is my currently planned TBR for this readathon. These may change depending on whether I can get ahold of a copy, but for now this is what I’m going with.
A fantasy novel by a Black author
A book by a Black trans, queer, or non-binary author
A book that features Black mermaids/sirens
A mystery book by a Black author
A historical fiction novel by a Black author
A thriller by a Black author
A book that discusses intersectionality by a Black author
A book that includes a Black witch
Read a book by an underrated Black author
Read Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
So this is my current reading list for Black-Oween-Athon! Most of these books have been on my radar so I’m excited to finally get to them. Let’s hope they’re as good as I think they’re going to be!
Are you participating in any readathons in October? What are your reading plans? Let me know!