November 1

Nonfiction November

November 1, 2015

I’m so excited to be participating in Nonfiction November this year. This event is cohosted by 4 different blogs, but the blog that is cohosting that I follow is Doing Dewey. I’m going to attempt to read more nonfiction this month, as well as post on the weekly topics that coincide with this year’s event. Last year, I made a very feeble attempt to participate, completing only 1 nonfiction read the entire month. This year, I’m hoping to get four under my belt in between my other reading.

Here are the books that are on my radar that I’m planning to choose from (since I’m such a mood reader, I like to have options):

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – It’s hard to believe, but I don’t think I’ve ever read this one. I bought a paperback copy at a Scholastic sale, and I’m looking forward to reading this classic.

The Cruel Country by Judith Ortiz Cofer – I won a copy of this memoir from the author, and I’m definitely intrigued. It has been getting some solid reviews, and I’m anticipating good things.

Humans of New York Stories by Brandon Stanton – I follow Humans of New York on Facebook and love the variety of stories that are shared. When I read Humans of New York this last spring, my only complaint was that it didn’t include the stories that I’ve come to love on Facebook, and now here it is! I’m on the hold list at the library for this one, so I’m pretty confident that I’ll get to this particular read.

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed – I love all things Cheryl Strayed, and I LOVE quotes – this book could not be more perfect for me! I also have this gem on hold at the library.

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin – I’ve heard that this book is a highly entertaining look at a life that very few of us will ever glimpse (but I’ve also heard reports that some of the stories included are greatly exaggerated).

On Writing by Charles Bukowski – I’m trying to get back into a writing groove, and I thought that I might find some inspiration here.

Gorge: My Journey Up Mount Kilimanjaro At 300 Pounds by Kara Richardson Whitely – I am definitely intrigued with this one, and Cheryl Strayed gives it rave reviews. I like books that can inspire me in some way that I need to be inspired in.

Two Awesome Hours by Josh Davis – I like reading the occasional book on how to be more organized and/or efficient. This looks like a quick read, and I might give it a try.

Any recommendations on where to start? What are you planning on reading for Nonfiction November?

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Posted November 1, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Nonfiction November

4 COMMENTS :

  1. By Katie @ Doing Dewey on

    It looks like you have some fun reading planned for this month! I really liked Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things, so I might try to pick up Brave Enough soon too. I think Primates of Park Avenue sounds fascinating too, but I’m a little put off by all the furor about the author possibly having made a lot of it up.

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  2. By Laura @ The Buttontapper on

    I picked up Bukowski’s On Writing for the same reason. And, you know, because it’s Bukowski! My husband and I both dig his work, so I had to order it, even though he commented that he’d read most of the stuff in this book in other places over the years. Still, I thought it was worth it just for the typewriter on fire cover. 😉

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