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A Little Project: Nonfiction November 2013

nonfiction november 2013What is more fun than a book blogging event that includes nonfiction and alliteration? Nothing!

I should back up. A few weeks ago, Leslie from Regular Rumination asked me if I’d be interested in joining her in a personal challenge to read and write exclusively about nonfiction in November. Leslie is one of my favorite people and I love nonfiction, so of course I agreed. After we talked a little more, we decided that it would be fun to open up the project a bit to host a low-key (but also exciting) celebration of nonfiction during the month of November.

It should be pretty simple. On the Monday of each week next month, one of us will put up a post with the weekly discussion topic. The post will have a place to share links with responses to the topic OR reviews of nonfiction books that are posted during the week. On the Friday of each week, one of us will do a roundup of submissions to peruse. At the end of the month, we’ll draw two winners from all of the submissions to win one of two nonfiction-themed prized packages (contents to be announced later).

To get people excited (or to have a chance to prepare), here are the topics we’ve selected:

Week 1: November 4 to 8 (Hosted by Leslie)

Nonfiction Favorite(s): What is your favorite piece of nonfiction? Or, if you can’t pick just one, share several of your best nonfiction reads.

Week 2: November 11 to 15 (Hosted by Kim)

Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert: Share a list of nonfiction books on a topic you know a lot about. Or, ask for some advice for books on a particular topic. Or, put together a list of nonfiction books on a topic you’re curious about.

Week 3: November 18 to 22 (Hosted by Leslie)

Book Pairing: Match a fiction book with a nonfiction book that you would recommend.

Week 4: November 25 to 29 (Hosted by Kim)

New to My TBR: What nonfiction have you added to your toppling TBR pile this month? Be sure to credit which bloggers you heard about titles from (if you can remember)!

It should be pretty simple. A post to accept links will go up on Monday. Share your discussion topic or review of a nonfiction book any time during the week. Check out all of the great nonfiction posts throughout the week or in a roundup on Friday. If you want to focus your reading on nonfiction, that would be awesome too, but that is certainly not required.

I hope you’ll join us for an awesome month of exploring and celebrating nonfiction! Hope to see you on Monday!

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  • Shannon @ River City Reading October 29, 2013, 5:21 am

    I absolutely LOVE this and can’t wait to participate. I have a bunch of non-fiction set aside up for my ARC-free November/December and can’t wait to get to it.

    • Kim October 29, 2013, 7:45 pm

      I’m excited to dig into some of my backlist nonfiction too. I already started a very ambitious pile!

  • tanya October 29, 2013, 8:11 am

    What a great idea. There is so much great non-fiction out there that as a fiction reader i sometime forget to indulge. And I love the fiction/ non-fiction pairings. Brilliant. Can’t wait to participate!

  • Julie Merilatt October 29, 2013, 9:28 am

    Fun times! I will definitely participate in Week 2! And I will be scouring other entries for recommendations. Thanks Kim!

  • Florinda October 29, 2013, 12:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’m in for this. I’ve been drifting away from fiction lately, so this will give me a good excuse to ignore it for a few weeks :-).

    • Kim October 29, 2013, 7:45 pm

      I’ve actually been drifting more towards fiction lately, so this will be fun to get back to my roots (or something like that 🙂 )

  • Jeane October 29, 2013, 2:06 pm

    This sounds great! I find I have been reading more and more non-fiction over the years. I’m sure to find a way to participate in the coming weeks!

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey October 29, 2013, 7:52 pm

    You had me at non-fiction project. I can’t wait to get started and to read everyone’s posts 🙂

  • Savv Working Gal October 29, 2013, 8:03 pm

    Looking forward to this one.

  • Athira October 29, 2013, 8:14 pm

    Sounds exciting! I will be eager to see your posts. I listen to a lot of nonfiction in the car and I’m always looking for recommendations of books I can listen to. My choices are mostly limited to books that are available as audiobooks, mainly because I listen to nonfiction better than I read it.

    • Kim November 3, 2013, 10:28 am

      That’s interesting! I’ve found that I need specific kinds of books for audio — something with a strong narrative I can keep track of. Sometimes nonfiction has that, which I love.

  • Maphead October 29, 2013, 10:45 pm

    This looks quit promising!

  • trav October 30, 2013, 11:29 am

    I’m in, too! This sounds like a lot of fun. Week 3 is the one I’m most looking forward too. Curious to see what kind of combinations people put together.

    • Kim November 3, 2013, 10:28 am

      Yes, I think that will be very cool! I still can’t decide what I’m going to do for that one.

  • Jennifer October 30, 2013, 12:51 pm

    Squeeee!!! Oh, this is EXCELLENT! 😀

  • Stacy October 30, 2013, 2:21 pm

    Oooh, looking forward to this!

  • Donna October 31, 2013, 7:09 pm

    I am so in this project. I hope it will get my blog writing going again.

  • susan November 4, 2013, 9:43 am

    I think I’d like to read Unbroken by Hillenbrand sometime near the end of the month. I should have gotten to it long ago! Thx for the inspiration.

  • Erin November 4, 2013, 10:52 am

    What a great idea! I’ve promised myself I won’t put a bunch of rules on my reading right now, but if I find myself picking up a nonfiction title, I’m in 🙂

    • Kim November 5, 2013, 6:01 pm

      Excellent! We want it to be low-key and fun, so if you happen to read something that will be wonderful!

  • Vasilly November 4, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Count me in! I’ve been yearning for more non-fiction and this is a great excuse to read some.

  • Karen Marino Marino November 5, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Ooh, I just got a biography of E.B. White and three of his books. I’m going to try and read those for week 3

  • Monika November 8, 2013, 11:50 am

    Coming to this a bit late but, so excited to participate!

  • Suzanne (Chick with Books) November 10, 2013, 3:40 pm

    I heard about this a bit late, but what a great idea! I’d love to participate if I can organize it all!