Nonfiction November: My Year 2015 in Nonfiction

Nonfiction-November-2015-300x300

Click on the logo to see the detailed schedule

Doing Dewey is organizing a fun month around nonfiction! I plan to participate as much as I can. Here is the topic for week 1, hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness:

Your Year in Nonfiction:

Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

 

First of all, here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the link will send you to my review when it’s posted):

  1. Journeys Through France and Life, by Glenda de Vaney
  2. That’s Paris, anthology by Velvet Morning Press (actually mix of fiction/nonfiction) – ebook
  3. The Showings, by Julian of Norwich
  4. How to Blog a Book, by Nina Amir  – ebook
  5. Petite Confessions, by Vicki Lesage – ebook
  6. Bridges of Paris, by James St Michael
  7. The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser
  8. H is For Hawk, by Helen Macdonald – audiobook
  9. The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott
  10. The Homilies, by Gregory Palamas – currently reading
  11. Stylistique comparée du français et de l’anglais, by Vinay and Darbelnet – currently reading
  12. The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough – I have the book and may have time to read it in 2015  – ebook

NB: 7 of these 12 books were received for review

What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

The Fictional 100

Click on the covers to read my detailed review

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

 The Fictional 100   The Cost of Courage

What is one topic or type of nonfiction
you haven’t read enough of yet?

I was planning to read absolutely everyday from The Homilies by Palamas, but under the pressure of reading books with a scheduled review, I don’t do it everyday.
I’d like also to read more books related to current issues, like the present situation in the Middle East, etc. I have titles in mind, but not the time to read them 😉
Recently, I have started a particular practice: each time I go to the library, and that can be 3 or 4 times a week, I go to the nonfiction section and select a book per section (so out of let’s say 30 books). I’m not planning to read these books from A to Z, but the introduction, the conclusion, to get the main ideas and get to read a bit about things I may not have heard of before.
I plan to follow the shelves, so yesterday I was in the 028 and grabbed (actually 2!): When Books Went to War, by Manning and The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Allan Jacobs.

What are you hoping to get out
of participating in Nonfiction November?

Get acquainted with more nonfiction readers and titles.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE NONFICTION THIS YEAR?

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “Nonfiction November: My Year 2015 in Nonfiction

  1. When Books Went to War was recommended to me earlier this week and The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction sounds very interesting, too. I haven’t read any of the books you listed, but have H is for Hawk on my wish list… which has already grown tremendously this week!!

    Like

  2. Pingback: Nonfiction November Week 1 Wrap Up

  3. I am finally getting around to The Fictional 100. I’ve read about Hamlet and Odysseus so far. It’s so well-written! Lucy’s done a great job. Have you heard of/read France on the Brink by Jonathan Fenby? It’s a little too in depth for me, but I thought of you immediately as someone who might enjoy it. If so, e-mail me and I will send it to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pingback: Nonfiction November – Books I’ve Discovered | JulzReads

  5. Pingback: 2015: November wrap-up | Words And Peace

What do you think? Share your thoughts, and I will answer you. I will also visit your own blog

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.