Week one is hosted by Julie @ JulzReads

It’s time for Non-Fiction November again. I know there are a few different versions of this but I’m doing the blog-based one hosted by JulzReads, Sarah’s Book Shelves, Doing Dewey, Emerald City Book Review and Sophisticated Dorkiness. They have weekly prompts and there’s no pressure to read certain things.

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?

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, which is about the women who were employed to apply luminous paint to watches, clocks and military instruments. We now know the damage radioactive materials do but this heart-breaking book tells the story of what happened before safeguards were in place.

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

Probably Persepolis due to its accessibility, humour and insight into life in Iran.

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

Travel or non-fiction from other countries. I’m doing a read the world project so would like more international non-fiction. I have also loved reading non-fiction graphic novels, although is there a better term for them? Graphic not-novels?!

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

Find lots of books to add to my wishlist! I even read some of the ones I found out about last year, go me! I also hope to read a few non-fiction titles too.

Here’s my complete list of non-fiction read since this time last year (and links to my reviews) if you’re interested in what else I’ve been reading:

The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink
A Christmas Cornucopia by Mark Forsyth
Soviet Space Dogs by Olesya Turkina
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen
You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris
Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
March Book One by John Lewis
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore