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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Nonfiction November 2023

Fall is here, which means it’s almost time for Nonfiction November 2023!

Throughout the month of November, bloggers Liz, Frances, Heather, Lisa and Rebekah invite you to celebrate Nonfiction November 2023 with them.

Each Monday, the weekly host will post a topic prompt and include a linkup where you can link your posts, connect with other bloggers, and dive deeper by reading and sharing nonfiction book reviews. Official Nonfiction November 2023 graphics.

Here are the topic prompts for each week:

  1. Week 1 (10/30-11/3) Your Year in Nonfiction: Celebrate your year of nonfiction. What books have you read? What were your favorites? Have you had a favorite topic? Is there a topic you want to read about more?  What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November? (Heather)
  2. Week 2 (11/6-11/10) Choosing Nonfiction: What are you looking for when you pick up a nonfiction book? Do you have a particular topic you’re attracted to? Do you have a particular writing style that works best? When you look at a nonfiction book, does the title or cover influence you? If so, share a title or cover which you find striking. (Frances)
  3. Week 3 (11/13-11/17) Book Pairings: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. Maybe it’s a historical novel and the real history in a nonfiction version, or a memoir and a novel, or a fiction book you’ve read and you would like recommendations for background reading. You can be as creative as you like! (Liz)
  4. Week 4 (11/20-11/24) Worldview Shapers: One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our world which you never would have known without it. There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound. What nonfiction book or books have impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Is there one book that made you rethink everything? Do you think there is a book that should be required reading for everyone? (Rebekah)
  5. Week 5 (11/27-12/1) New To My TBR:  It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! (Lisa)

During November I will delve into the nominated nonfiction books for the Cybils Award. As a Round 2 Judge, I like to get a jump on my reding and I try to figure out what books the Round 1 judges will pick. There are something like 50 children's nonfiction titles so likely I will spend the majority of my time reading them.  I also have a few nonfiction books I haven't read but I own them. I am making those books a priority. And who else knows what nonfiction books I will find to fit my fancy. My goal outside the Cybils books will be to read one nonfiction book a week. Can I do it?


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