November begins next week and that means Non-Fiction November is back! It’s a readathon/challenge hosted by ABookOlive and NonFicBooks on YouTube. As the title suggests, the aim of the challenge is to read more non-fiction than you normally would in a month.
There are four challenges for this readathon. They are four words that can relate to the books you read and they are Scholarship, Substance, Love, and Home. You can apply these words to non-fiction books however you like but the challenges are a choice, you don’t have to use them.
I’ve got a few unread non-fiction books sitting on my shelves but I’ve just chosen just three for my TBR as I like to vary what I read. None of them really fit the challenges as I picked the books before the challenge words were revealed, but I’m not too fussed about that.
One of Us by Asne Seierstad
One of Us is about the terrorist attack in a Norwegian summer camp in July 2011. I got it for my Read the World project and it’s a bit longer than I thought it’s be (it’s a bit over 500 pages) so Non-Fiction November definitely gives me an extra push to read it sooner rather than later. I can imagine it being a tough read, especially as it has testimonies and interviews with those involved with the attack and the subsequent trial.
This is a collection of writing from various British female writers that I backed on KickStarter. It was put together as a response to Trump’s election and the general attitudes women are facing in in the twenty-first century. I’m really into feminist writings and just generally learning more about what different women go through in day to day life.
Know Your Place
This is another essay collection I backed on KickStarter (I love backing books on KickStarter) this one is essays on the working class, by people who are a part of the working class. I suppose you could say I’m a part of the lower middle class, so I haven’t had it as difficult as many people, so I’m keen to learn more about what life in the UK is like for such a big proportion of the population.
I’m looking forward to reading these books, as I always say with readathon challenges, if I read one book from my TBR I’ll be happy. Are you going to be taking part in Non-Fiction November? The hashtag to use on all social media channels is #NonfictionNovember2017 and there’s a Goodreads group as well.
Well I am taking part a non-fiction November but I don’t think it’s the same one as it’s hosted by bloggers. I like that they have a weekly prompt and it’s not really a reading challenge. I don’t think my non-fiction would really fit the words of your one. https://doingdeweydecimal.com/2017/10/03/nonfiction-november-is-back/
There’s so many reading challenges, both in the blogging world and in YouTube and beyond it’s almost impossible to keep up! I remember hearing about that blogging Non-Fiction November a few weeks ago but that lost the page and all the info.
I think as long as it gives people a push to read more non-fiction and explore all the different kinds of non-fiction there is out there, it’s no bad thing that there’s multiple challenges 🙂
Good luck in your Non-Fiction November!
Ooh, I love the sound of the books you’ve chosen. Especially the ones from Kickstarter. 😀 I forced my picks into the categories and didn’t care whether they fit or not haha.
Thanks! Haha! I suppose as I read them I might figure out if they fit in the categories – will have to wait and see how it goes. Good luck with your Nonfiction November 🙂