15 December 2022

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Completed

I read 25 non fiction books in 2022 and it was the third year in a row participating in the Nonfiction Reader Challenge. The challenge is hosted by fellow Aussie book blogger Shelleyrae at Book'd Out and I successfully completed the Nonfiction Nibbler level of the challenge this year by reading and reviewing at least 6 books.

Here's what I read, and you can follow the link to check out my reviews:
1. Social History (The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer)
2. Popular Science (Revelations in Air: by Jude Stewart)
3. Language 
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4. Medical Memoir (All the Living and the Dead: A Personal Investigation Into the Death Trade by Hayley Campbell)
5. Climate/Weather
6. Celebrity (The Killer Across the Table by John E. Douglas)
7. Reference (Bibliophile by Jane Mount)
8. Geography (Adrift in Melbourne by Robyn Annear)
9. Companion to a podcast
10. Wild Animals
11. Economics
12. Published in 2022 (Missing, Presumed Dead by Mark Tedeschi QC)

While I did manage to read 25 non fiction books this year, only 7 of them qualified for the challenge as the others didn't meet the criteria for any of the remaining prompts. Some years I actively participate in Non Fiction November however I gave it a miss this year. Participating in a year long challenge holds more appeal to me and I consume non fiction all the time, not needing a specific month to motivate me.

Now to start planning for next year! Sign ups are already open for 2023 over on Book'd Out, although I prefer to sign up to all of my reading challenges in January. Will you be joining in? What was your favourite non fiction book for 2022?

Carpe Librum!

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  1. I set a target of 100 books each year on GoodReads (fiction & non-fiction).
    With your prompting, I counted 35 non-fiction books that I read this year, with my top reads being:
    1. A Pocketful of Happiness: a Memoir by Richard E Grant. It made me laugh and cry.
    2. This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes. A fun read by an interesting woman.
    3. Elizabeth Macarthur’s Letters edited by Kate Grenville. After reading Grenville’s A Room of Leaves, I wanted to know more.

    I am looking forward to reading Sam Heughan’s Waypoints: My Scottish Journey over the Xmas break.

    1. Loved checking out your top non fiction reads for the year Lee, and congrats on reading 35 non fiction books this year, that's outstanding! I've heard good things about Waypoints (and I love Sam in Outlander) but haven't read your top three. I hope 2023 is full of more 5 star non fiction reads!

  2. Congratulations on finishing the 2022 Challenge! I've just uploaded my final book review for this year to become a Nonfiction Nosher. Now I'm looking forward to the 2023 Challenge.

    1. Thanks so much, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to get started on next year's challenge. Congrats on being a Nonfiction Nosher, I'll go and check out your challenge wrap up post now 😊

  3. Congratulations Tracey, thanks for your participation and support!

    1. You're welcome Shelleyrae, I'm looking forward to another terrific year of non fiction reading this year!


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