Nonfiction November: My Year 2018 in Nonfiction

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#NonficNov

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As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.
Here is the topic for week 1:

YOUR YEAR IN NONFICTION

Hosted by Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

Here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the links will send you to my review when it’s posted) or will finish for sure before the end of the year.
A pathetic 9 compare to 22 last year!! And I’m not sure I will read more nonfiction this year, besides these titles.

Why so few this year?
The reason being mostly that I really wanted to focus on reading books taking up dust on my shelves, and most were novels. And also the fact that I have read less this year, so the percentage fiction/nonfiction may end up pretty close to that of 2018, my end of the year statistics will tell.
Here are the titles:

Biographies:

  1. Monet, Itinerant of Light, by Salva Rubio (and EFA) – graphic nonfiction
  2. Conan Doyle for the Defense, by Margalit Fox
  3. Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

About trips:

  1. Journal de mon voyage d’Amérique, by Louis-Philippe
  2. The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak, by Bradley G Stevens

About politics:

  1. Democracy in Chains, by Nancy MacLean- audiobook
  2. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward

About music:

  1. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad Carhart

Orthodox spirituality:

  1. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present Day, by Andrew Louth

 

What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

Conan Doyle for the Defense

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

Democracy in Chains

Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to
more this year?

Current issues, which is totally new to me

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

Get acquainted with more nonfiction readers and good titles unknown to me

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE NONFICTION THIS YEAR?

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Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten  Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

TTT for October 9, 2018
#TopTenTuesday

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Click on the covers to know more about the books,
but as most are classics, you have probably heard about them

 top ten a

top ten b

Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What’s the longest book you have ever read?

 

The top 7 books to read in October

Here are

The top 7 books

I plan to read in October!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Unsheltered       Modern Orthodox Thinkers

Unsheltered
= the upcoming book by Kingsolver! one of my favorite authors.
BUT! I am at 75% and quite bored!

Modern Orthodox Thinkers
= great short bio and presentation of the main works and ideas
of a score of key modern Orthodox thinkers

READING NEXT

Newcomer    The Song Peddler

The Ship the Saint and the Sailor

Newcomer
= so excited about a new thriller by Higashino!

The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf
= historical novel set in Paris, by an author I have enjoyed a lot.

The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor
= I requested this, as it’s about Saint Herman of Alaska, a great Orthodox saint, 
curious what they did with him!

 

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

On la trouvait plutot jolie        Ne lâche pas ma main

On la trouvait plutôt jolie
= interesting thriller on the themes of migrants

Ne lâche pas ma main
= next on the list in my Bussi phase!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

click on the covers

  Smoking Kills Rodin's Lover
Open all of October

*The Song Peddler

Open from Oct 9-22

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?

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