- I really enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke And The Bookish on Top Ten booklists for book clubs that like different types of books. Vivacious Reads pick was Epic Journeys, The Tattoed Book Geek picked Fantasy Books, Birdie Bookworm picked New Spins On Tired Tropes, A Dance With Books picked Standalones, Lindsay’s Library picked Thought-Provoking Historical Fiction and Sarah’s Bookshelves picked Short Books That Will Spark Lively Book Club Discussions. Oh my poor TBR list.
- Several of my favorite book blogs put together recaps of the books they read and posts they published during October 2016, including Oh Bookish, Vivacious Reads, Read Diverse Books, Death By Tsundoku, Reading With Jenna, Keeper Of Pages, Reading Every Night, Greatest Escapist and Hanging With Amanda. So many good suggestions for books you may have missed.
- Nonfiction November kicked off on Tuesday and it’s being hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Sarah’s Book Shelves, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library and Julz Reads. I’m really excited to participate by posting several nonfiction reviews during the month and publishing themed posts for Week 3 (Nonfiction and Fiction Book Pairing) and Week 4 (Be The Expert). Make sure you link up your relevant posts throughout the month!
- There have already been so many great reviews/recommendations for Nonfiction November of titles I’ve been meaning to read. Here are some of my favorites: Hillbilly Elegy on Sarah’s Book Shelves, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman on River City Reading, and Moonwalking With Einstein on An Adventure In Reading.
- I also saw some of my favorite nonfiction titles recommended or reviewed, including And The Band Played On about the history of AIDS research on Travel Far, and the Scientology memoir by Leah Remini Troublemaker on B. B. Toady. Nonfiction November just seems like a gift tailor-made for me that keeps on giving.
- Book Of The Month announced their November 2016 selections including extremely popular titles like Tana French’s Trespasser and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time. I picked up Trespasser and added Rich And Pretty by Rumaan Alam (which I heard of on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast) and The Mothers by Brit Bennett from prior months.
- Voting has started for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. It’s such a cool concept to bring book lovers together to get a popular vote on the hottest titles of the year. I was pretty ashamed to see that I haven’t read any of the novels on the Best Fiction list, though I own a few of them. The only category where I felt confident voting for now was Historical Fiction, where I painfully voted for To The Bright Edge Of The World by Eowyn Ivey over A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles, though it was a very close call.
- I had intended on posting my list of 12 November 2016 Book Releases I’m Really Looking Forward To on Monday, but illness and a busy work week meant that I ended up publishing it on Wednesday. I’m particularly excited to read both the nonfiction and the fiction titles on the list about Queen Victoria and writing a joint Nonfiction Vs. Fiction post about them in a couple of weeks.
- On Thursday I published my first review for Nonfiction November on astronaut Mike Massimino’s memoir Spaceman. I loved the book and would highly recommend it to all lovers of memoirs and those interested in reading about space exploration.
- I’m planning two Just Read book reviews for this coming week – Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin on Monday and All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister on Thursday (for Nonfiction November and also in honor of the election, fingers crossed).
- I will also be publishing reviews of my October 2016 Book Of The Month selections on Tuesday. I finished Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend a few weeks ago, am now reading The Witches: Salem 1962 by Stacy Schiff and am planning on getting to The Wonder by Emma Donoghue this weekend.
Any articles or blog posts from the book world that you really enjoyed this week? Share them in the comments!
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