Nonfiction November 2017: My Year of Nonfiction So Far

October 29, 2017 Blogger Events 25

Nonfiction November 2017


Welcome to Nonfiction November 2017! I’m thrilled to be co-hosting again this year along with Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and Julz at Julz Reads. Nonfiction November is my favorite reading event of the year and I always welcome the change of pace from reading lots of new fiction releases all year long…and never more so than this year! So, here’s my year of nonfiction so far…

Hop over to Julz Reads to link up your introductory post!

My Year of Nonfiction

So far this year, I’ve read 35 Nonfiction books (37% of my total books read), 27 of which were audiobooks. Audiobooks seem to have almost single-handedly (well, 77%) saved my nonfiction reading this year!

Most of my nonfiction reading this year has been memoirs or essays with some investigative journalism, sports books, and life improvement thrown in.

Favorite Nonfiction of 2017 So Far

Stranger in the Woods, Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake, Born a Crime

It’s a tie between…

Most Recommended Nonfiction Book of 2017

It’s a tie between…

This year, I haven’t read enough…

Narrative Nonfiction, which is my favorite type of nonfiction! 

And, the reason I haven’t read much of it this year is that narrative nonfiction doesn’t work quite as well for me on audio as other types of lighter nonfiction. And, so much of my nonfiction reading so far this year has been on audio.

This year, I’m hoping to…

  • Reading more nonfiction in book form (rather than audio)
  • Read more narrative nonfiction
  • Get a change of pace from reading mostly new fiction releases this year
  • Discover new-to-me blogs
  • Start making my Nonfiction TBR for 2018!

What are your favorite Nonfiction books so far this year?

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25 Responses to “Nonfiction November 2017: My Year of Nonfiction So Far”

  1. Renee

    I listened to the Anna Quinlan book a couple years ago and really liked it. My favorite nonfiction so far this year is The Bright Hour. I just finished listening to Oprah’s new book The Wisdom of Sundays and I loved it. I tend to listen to nonfiction more than read it which usually works out for the most part.

  2. Susie | Novel Visits

    Wow! You really have read a lot of nonfiction. It’s my biggest nonfiction year ever, but that’s not really saying much. Looking forward to this month and hearing about some wonderful nonfiction options.

  3. Karen

    Non-fiction November! Very cool idea! My best so far this year were: Daring to Drive, Born A Crime and Reading with Patrick. Looking forward to hearing everyone’s best! Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!!

  4. JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Hooray for Nonfiction November! As you know, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is a favorite, and I already own Born A Crime. You got me to add The Strange in the Woods to my list earlier this year… now all I need is more time to read 🙂

  5. Brona

    The Finkel book is popping on a few lists this year – intriguing – it’s obviously not the Eat Pray Love of the hermit world that I thought it was going to be!

    I’d love to see your list of fav narrative nonfiction of all time 🙂

  6. n@ncy

    It is so much fun to see other lists on great non-fiction. Trevor Noah’s book keeps popping up…is it that good?
    Also your ‘best’ audio books by M.Finkel and Anna Quindlen, I would never have considered them, but now on my TBR list!

  7. Kim @ Time2Read

    Wow! That is a lot of nonfiction to read in one year! Make my ‘7’ look pretty pitiful! I don’t listen to many audiobooks, and when I do, they have to be fast-paced fiction. I’m afraid if I tried to listen to nonfiction, I’d be constantly rewinding!

  8. OhioFlora

    I thoroughly enjoyed Born a Crime. Another outstanding nonfiction book is Al Franken’s Giant of the Senate.

  9. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

    I’m hit and miss for narrative nonfiction on audio too. There’s some that really, really works — Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is stellar on audio — but other stuff can be hard to follow when it shifts back and forth between story and information.

    • Sarah Dickinson

      That’s so funny – I did love Into Thin Air on audio! It was one of the first audios I ever listened to…on CD! Haha!

  10. Naomi

    Hi Sarah! It’s been a while. I figured Nonfiction November was a good time to jump back in! As always I haven’t read much nonfiction, but, as always, there are many I would *like* to read. And I always love adding to my list!
    I’d like to read both Stranger in the Woods and Born a Crime. And I’m hoping to read the 5 books from the Hilary Weston list this year. ( I just have to finish some other stuff first. Ha! Isn’t that always the way? 🙂
    Have fun!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Well hello!! It’s so hard to fit in nonfiction! If it wasn’t for audio, I would barely have read any this year until this month!

      Hope you get some in.

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