30 October 2020

Participating in Non Fiction November 2020

I had a great reading month for Non Fiction November in 2019 and I'm planning on participating again this year. Hosted by A Book Olive, you only need to read 1 non fiction book to participate in the challenge, or try to read a little more non fiction than you ordinarily would.

I'm also participating in the year long 2020 Non Fiction Reader Challenge hosted by fellow Aussie Shelleyrae over at Book'd Out.

Reflecting on my reading so far this year, I was surprised to discover I've read 8 more non fiction books than this time last year.

Here are the non fiction titles I've read so far in 2020, listed in chronological order:
Underland by Robert Macfarlane, The Ultimate Bucket List by Dixe Wills and Sh*t Moments in New Zealand Sport by Rick Furphy & Geoff Rissole book covers
Now, onto the challenge. Here are some of the titles (listed alphabetically by author) I'm thinking of reading for the challenge:
  • Sh*t Moments in New Zealand Sport by Rick Furphy & Geoff Rissole (currently reading)
  • Grave Tales: Melbourne Vol.1 by Helen Goltz
  • Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave by Alice Gregory
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • Northside by Warren Kirk (currently reading)
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
  • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
  • Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Ultimate Bucket List: 50 Buckets You Must See Before You Die by Dixe Wills
Have you read any of these books? What do you think I should read first?

Let me know if you'll be joining in and feel free to share your favourite non fiction read so far this year.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I'm planning to join in with this but I haven't gotten myself organized for it yet. My favorite nonfiction book this year is Get Well Soon by Jennifer L. Wright. It was surprisingly funny and the author's observations on human behavior in past plagues are still true today (this was published in 2017).

    Out of your to-read list, I've only read King's On Writing but I highly recommend it.

    Good luck with your challenge!

    1. Great to know you'll be participating in this challenge too Jen, and thanks for letting me know you recommend Stephen King's On Writing. I've been meaning to read it for ages.

      I haven't heard of Get Well Soon by Jennifer L. Wright so I'm off to check it out.

      Thanks and good luck for your non fiction challenge reading too!

  2. I'm not doing this, but one of the last non-fiction books I read and enjoyed VERY much (so much fun) was Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman! Here's my review if you're interested. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2019/05/09/fatherhood-and-its-flaws/

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman so much Davida. A Man Called Ove was a 3 star read for me, so I haven't considered this one but I'll be sure to check out your review :-)

  3. You are doing great with the challenge. I’m doing Nonfiction November (but it’s a different one hosted by 4 bloggers).I have quite the list prepared.
    Of your to-read list I’ve only read On Writing
    My favourites read this year have been Public Enemies by Mark Dapin, Radio Girl by David Duffy and Southern Cross Crime by Craig Sisterson

    1. I thought you might be participating in Non Fiction November in some capacity Shelleyrae. I've enjoyed Mark Dapin before but I'll be sure to check out the titles you've mentioned.

      If I can read Underland by Robert Macfarlane I'll be able to tick off the Nature category and then I'll have a book for each of the prompts on your challenge :-)

      Good luck for the challenge and I look forward to seeing what you have planned.

  4. That's probably more non-fiction books than I've read in my entire life!! Well done on your progress so far.

    1. Thanks for the compliment Theresa :-) Listening to the odd non fiction audiobook has really boosted my non fiction reading these past 2 years. I just checked and 9 of the non fiction books I've read this year were audiobooks.


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