When I thought up Nonfiction November, it was really on a whim. I asked Kim if she wanted to join me because Kim is wonderful and I love working with her and brainstorming with her and just generally having an excuse to talk to her more. And, also, she is the resident nonfiction pro. When she agreed and we put this together, and then subsequently didn’t announce it until the end of October, we thought we’d get a couple of folks to join in, but mostly have a fun reading month for ourselves.
All I know is that Kim and I are just blown away by everyone who has participated this month! All of you have such insightful posts and what I love best is that everyone seems to have very different interests. I’m learning about such a wide range of books from so many different bloggers that as much as this month was about trimming down my TBR, it’s really only grown and grown.
This week was a particularly difficult topic and everyone’s posts were just so impressive! For each participant, I pulled out one pairing, so you should definitely check out their blogs to see what they had to say about their pairings and also to check out any others they might have made!
Andi @ Estella’s Revenge: If you like Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier then you should read Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell.
April @ The Steadfast Reader: If you like The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, then you should read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer and This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentleman by Tadeusz Borowski.
Julz @ JulzReads: If you like Bringing Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, you should read The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir.
Bookmammal: If you like Charlotte’s Web by EB White, read The Story of Charlotte’s Web: EB White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic by Michael Sims
Nupur @ One Hot Stove: If you like Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Waterson, you should read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.
Hillary @ ahorseandacarrot: If you like To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, you should read Race by Studs Terkel.
Valerie @ Literanista: If you enjoyed The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, read Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas.
Melissa @ melissafirman.com: Fans of Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan should read And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts.
Shannon @ River City Reading: If you liked Elders by Ryan McIlvain, you should read Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer.
Tanya @ 52 Books or Bust: If you liked The Hive by Gill Hornby, read Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.
Katie @ Doing Dewey: If you read and loved And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens, then read An Elegant Madness by Venetia Murray.
Cindie @ nonfictionado: If you liked The Godfather by Mario Puzo, then read The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas.
Melissa @ Feminist Texican Reads: Fans of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering should also read The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf.
Karen @ Candid Diversions: If you enjoyed Enigma by Robert Harris, you should read The Secret Lives of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay.
Stacy @ stacyverb: If you liked The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, you should read The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman.
Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog: If you like Rose Under Fire and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, you should read Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll.
Cohost Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness: If you enjoyed Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, you should read Extra Lives by Tom Bissell.
Miscellaneous Posts from this Week
Katie @ Doing Dewey reviewed My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor.
Tanya @ 52 Books or Bust reviewed Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.
Shannon @ River City Reading reviewed The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean.
Sophie @ Paperbreathers reviewed Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Ana @ things mean a lot has an amazing post about her favorite nonfiction that made my TBR triple in size. You have to check it out!
- The final week of Nonfiction November will be hosted at Sophisticated Dorkiness, so be sure to leave your links at Kim’s blog.
- It’s an easy topic, since we know it will be a busy week for everyone in the US with the holiday: Name one book you learned about through other posts this week. Be sure to link back to the blog where you read about it, if you remember where you saw it!
- If you’d like to talk about Nonfiction November on Twitter, please join us using the hashtag #nonficnov.
I think that’s it! Happy nonfiction reading everyone!