It’s Week One of Nonfiction November and it’s What’s Nonfiction’s week – see the main post here.

Here is our topic of the week: Week 1: (November 1-5) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Rennie at What’s 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? 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?  

My favourite nonfiction read of the year

I don’t have to choose one, do I? Because I read a lot, and I read a lot of nonfiction. These have been favourites since the end of last November:

Did I have a particular topic I’ve been attracted to this year?

I’ve continued my concentration on reading about different people’s lives, helped by the continued surge in publishing books on Global Majority People’s lives and adding books about Travellers, LGBTQIA+ people and others. I’ve also continued to read quite a lot of nature books.

What nonfiction book have I recommended the most?

I think this will be David Olusoga’s “Black and British” which I’ve recommended to a few people either in the full version or the children’s version – I also recommend the TV series which was quite different to the book. And whenever people have mentioned wanting to read Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series I’ve pressed them to do so!

What am I hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

I love this month and challenge! It’s where I get together with My People, because I read a lot more nonfiction than a lot of people I know, and I love the breadth of posts and books I get to read and read about, and all the fab books I learn about; I also love sharing questions and experiences with others and getting super recommendations. It really feels like a community and I’ve loved it more every year!