It’s nearly November, that means it’s time for Nonfiction November! This week’s prompt is hosted by Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness .
What was your favourite nonfiction read of the year?
Angela Saini’s Inferior was a fascinating look at the bias at work in science, specifically when it comes to studies in sex difference. Women are so used to hearing that we can’t do things just because we’re biologically different to men, so it’s good to hear the arguments (both sides are talked about). I also loved reading about the work of cadaver dogs in What the Dog Knows.
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
I’ve been using non-fiction to fulfil quite a few challenge prompts this year, so the subjects have been all over the place! I’ve probably been a bit more drawn to natural history, maybe because it provides a distraction from real world misery.
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
*Mumbles* probably still The Radium Girls which was my answer last year, I’m still not over it. Out of this year’s reads, I’d say Born a Crime is the one I think most people would get something out of. And that was one of the books I picked up from a previous Nonfiction November recommendation!
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I am looking forward to topping up my wishlist with books I never usually hear about. I don’t get through many of them in a year, but I know I can always look back on Nonfiction November recs when I want something. I’m on the look out for well-narrated audiobooks as this is the first year I’ve got the hang of listening to them.
I also hope to read a few non-fiction books this month and make sure I have all my related reviews posted.
Non fiction read since last November:
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young
The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: A Year of Gardening and (Wild)life by Kate Bradbury
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave by Zora Neale Hurston
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey Smith
What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World by Cat Warren
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally + Nick Offerman
Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World by Alice Roberts
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