During November, book bloggers dedicate the month to reading and talking about Nonfiction books. I’ve always wanted to participate, but haven’t taken the time to do it. During the month I’ll share my favorite nonfiction books, share recommendations, I’ll talk about how I read so many nonfiction books and not get bored, and tell you what nonfiction books I can’t wait to read. I absolutely love reading nonfiction and if I am remembering correctly, I read 50% fiction and 50% nonfiction last year!
This week’s theme is hosted by Leann.
This post is about sharing what makes a nonfiction book a favorite. Is it the topic, the writing style, the tone, or maybe even an author? How do you decide that a nonfiction book is going to be a favorite?
When I look at my list of all-time favorite non-fiction books, the theme for me really is that I have learned something or been inspired. All of these share personal stories and life lessons or ways to apply these stories to your life. These are books I recommend to others time and time again.
THE LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch
EDUCATED by Tara Westover
TELL ME MORE by Kelly Corrigan
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot
AND THE GOOD NEWS IS… by Dana Perino
SILENT IMPACT by Joe Schmit
SINGING TO A BULLDOG by Anson Williams
WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN by Kimberly Williams Paisley
A MOTHER’S RECKONING by Sue Klebold
LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE by Anna Quindlen
UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
If you like personal story types of books these will keep you interested for plenty of weeks. If you have one to recommend to me, be sure to leave it in the comments.