Nonfiction November 2016: Summary and New Additions to my TBR List

Nonfiction November 2016
I had a blast co-hosting and participating in Nonfiction November this year. A big thank you to Katie at Doing Dewey for leading this charge and to Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library, and Julz at Julz Reads for co-hosting along with me.

This year, I was hoping to read some great nonfiction, find new nonfiction books to add to my TBR, and discover new-to-me blogs. I managed to do all three.

Books Read / Listened To

Nonfiction November 2016 Books Read


I truly did not read a single disappointing book this month, so that alone makes Nonfiction November a success. I read two backlist titles (Five Days at Memorial, We Should All Be Feminists), listened to one audiobook (Run the World), knocked out an ARC (Generation Chef), read the final book from my all-time favorite author (A Lowcountry Heart), and took a fellow blogger’s recommendation (Darling Days thanks to Eva at Paperback Princess). If I have to pick a favorite, I’d say Five Days at Memorial.

In addition to reviewing Five Days at Memorial and A Lowcountry Heart, I shared my thoughts about some of these books on Litsy (@sarahsbookshelves) and have a review of Generation Chef coming.

Books Added to my TBR

Thanks to Julz Reads:

Thanks to Unruly Reader:

  • Chasing Water by Anthony Ervin (U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist, 2000 and 2016)

Thanks to Paperback Princess:

Thanks to Beth Fish Reads:

Thanks to Catherine at Gilmore Guide:

Thanks to Exurbanis:

Thanks to The Novel Life:

  • Spark by John J. Ratey

Thanks to A Lowcountry Heart by Pat Conroy:

New-To-Me Blogs Discovered

 

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18 Comments

  1. Yay, this was so fun!

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  2. So many books, so little time…

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  3. Just added the North Korea book to my list. Somehow missed that post the first time around!

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Isn’t NK so weirdly fascinating to read about?!

      Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  4. This has been a great month… so many new books and blogs! Thanks again for hosting.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  5. I’ve loved seeing all the suggestions and posts during Nonfiction November. Next year, I’ll be ready for it and be a real participant. Thanks for your part in making it a success.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Yay – hope so!

      Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  6. I was just laughing at the fact that I managed to clear so many books from my list this month but it made no difference because I added so many new ones…
    Still, if I ever complete my TBR that’s it for me!
    You have a great new list of NF titles to look forward to! I read Prophet’s Prey at Christmas last year which…was seriously messed up of me.
    Already looking forward to next year!

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Haha – story of my life!

      Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  7. Toady wrote:

    You had a great month and it looks like you have some promising new additions to your TBR. I hope you enjoy your new finds. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your blog better this month and I look forward to your future posts.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Same! Looking forward to keeping up with you in the future!

      Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  8. Thanks for the link back! I’m just starting The Table Comes First myself and will let you all know how I like it.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Awesome – thanks!

      Posted 12.1.16 Reply
  9. I did not do a lot of actual nonfiction reading this month, as it turns out — only NeuroTribes, but I really enjoyed that one. I had fun with the weekly topics, however, and I definitely have a ton of new books on my list! I’m so glad this happened this year, thanks to Katie and all the co-hosts.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  10. I normally don’t read much other than fiction, but I decided this month to change that. I started small, but managed to read three non-fiction titles in November! They were all very good, although I can’t say I’m ready to get on the non-fiction bandwagon until maybe next November rolls around 🙂

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  11. Thanks so much for hosting!!

    Posted 12.2.16 Reply
  12. A big thank you to you for hosting too! I had so much fun with this event and would have had an extremely hard time keeping up with everything on my own.

    Posted 12.3.16 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thanks again for spearheading – it was a blast!

      Posted 12.5.16 Reply

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