Nonfiction November is Coming!

Fall is upon us, which means it’s Nonfiction November time!

I’m thrilled to again co-host this month-long dedication to nonfiction, alongside Katie (Doing Dewey), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Leann (Shelf Aware), and Julie (JulzReads). Each Monday, a link-up for the week’s topic will be posted at the host’s blog for you to link your posts throughout the week.

The full schedule and topics:

Week 1: (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Julie @ Julz Reads): 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?

Week 2: (Nov. 4 to 8) – Fiction / Nonfiction Book Pairing (Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves): This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Week 3: (Nov. 11 to 15) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Katie @ Doing Dewey): Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

Week 4: (Nov. 18 to 22) –Nonfiction Favorites (Leann @ Shelf Aware): We’ve talked about how you pick nonfiction books in previous years, but this week I’m excited to talk about what makes a book you’ve read one of your favorites. Is the topic pretty much all that matters? Are there particular ways a story can be told or particular writing styles that you love? Do you look for a light, humorous approach or do you prefer a more serious tone? Let us know what qualities make you add a nonfiction book to your list of favorites.

Week 5: (Nov. 25 to 30) – New to My TBR (Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction): 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!

Instagram: This year we’ll also be bringing back an Instagram photo challenge with daily prompts co-hosted by Leann (@Shelf_Aware_) and Julie (@julzreads).

If you’re interested in participating in Nonfiction November but don’t have a blog, feel free to join us on Instagram and Litsy using the hashtag #NonficNov. (I think that hashtag is Twitter-applicable, too.)

I hope you’ll join us in some discussions and in putting nonfiction at the top of your reading list for the month!

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  1. Ooh, this looks like a lot of fun! Fall is the busiest time of year for me so I don’t know if I’ll be blogging much, but I’d like to participate if I can. Either way, I’m looking forward to following along!

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  2. This is beautifully organized, and I’d like to get involved with each of the posts. Are the bloggers all posting notifications about what’s going on at another blogger’s site, or should I head directly to the site listed on the schedule?

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    1. I’m so happy you’ll join in! All the hosts will have posts for each week’s topic but yes, you’ll head directly to the scheduled site to link up your post once you publish it (I don’t think we have an address for Shelf Aware yet but it’s coming). For Instagram, I think if you check those two hosts’ accounts you’ll find the prompt list for each day and just hashtag your posts. Glad you’re on board!!

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  3. This looks great. Am already greedily anticipating the books I will be adding to my wishlist. And also a great way to discover new book bloggers. I will try to join in.

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    1. You can join in on any of the posts that you like or have time for 🙂 Go to that host’s site to add your link or to see the others who have posted on that topic. I hope you’ll be able to join in some, and you’ll definitely find tons of good recommendations!

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