I have been struggling with what to post for a few days. I know I want to be more consistent, but my reading recently has been a mess. Since November is coming soon, I thought I would do a tag for an event I am excited for. Although I do only participate in the event lightly, I still look forward to it. I found this tag at this blog here.
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
I do not think I read a lot of nonfiction this year. I tried to read a book about Israel Keyes, and I was just not in the right mindset. The two nonfiction books which stick with me that I read this year were one about the victims of Jack the Ripper and then one about Chris Watts and the murder of his family. Both of these books were interesting to me for different reasons. I do not read a lot of nonfiction… when I do it is either true crime, memoir, or self help.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
I do not think I have recommended any nonfiction books recently. I do tell people they should try I’ll Be Gone in The Dark for many reasons. Now that the case is solved and there is an HBO doc, it has more elements to look at. I read the book before it all happened, and I thought it was crazy to see how it was solved around a month later. It was great to see the victims and their families get justice. I suppose this would probably be the book I would recommend if I had to.
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
I do not know if there is one I have not read enough of. I only like certain types as I have mentioned. I suppose I have not read enough books about LGBTQIA friends in nonfiction, and I have seen some good ones recently at the library. But as someone who does not do a lot of nonfiction reading, I am not sure how to answer this question in the right way.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I just want to read some of the true crime books I have to read, along with the couple nonfiction NetGalley books I have. I look forward to do it every year, but I do it as a more casual way to cull down my books that need to read along with just getting to be a part of a cool event.
If you want more information on Nonfiction November, there is a Twitter and one of my favorite YouTube book reviewers does it each year (I think she is the one who started it?) I have fun doing it each year, and I find it is a great way to step outside your comfort zone and try some new books.