Nonfiction November: More Mini Reviews
November 27, 2015
I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed Nonfiction November more than I even expected. I do enjoy nonfiction on occasion, but I found myself exploring far more books in this genre than I would typically. Today, I’m going to share more mini reviews on a couple of shorter, easier reads that I took on.
Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay
My curiosity was piqued when my friend Meghan added this book to her Goodreads
TBR list. When it was on the “Popular Pick” shelf at the library, I knew I had to pick it up. Jason Gay has lived through significant ordeals, and he shares his experiences with humor and wit. You will be inspired by his down-to-earth, no nonsense approach to life, and you will laugh quite a bit a long the way. At times, I felt that the humor was a bit forced, but overall this is an enjoyable and very quick read.
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you may have caught my review last spring on Humans of New York. I follow the page daily on Facebook, and I am a huge fan of the style, stories, and pictures that Stanton shares. When I heard another collection was being released, I put it on hold at the library right away (and I still had to wait because others beat me to the punch). As much as I enjoyed that last compilation, I loved this one even more. The stories shared were usually brief, and they often made impactful statements that stuck with me. If you are not familiar with HONY, then you MUST check it out in some form, whether it’s a book, Facebook, or the blog. I just love the snapshots into the lives of a huge variety of people. It makes you realize that we never really know what someone we pass on the street is going through. Check this one out soon!
Have you read either of these books? What did you think?