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#NonfictionNovember 2017 Week 4: My Top 10 Favorite Nonfiction Reads

My Top Ten Favorite Nonfiction Reads On Novels And Nonfiction

The topic for Week 4 of Nonfiction November is Nonfiction Favorites, and the hosting blog is Doing Dewey. Instead of answering the provided questions, I decided to put together a list of my Top Ten Favorite Nonfiction Books to date.

The ten titles I selected easily fit into four overarching categories or types of nonfiction: Sweeping Histories, Atypical Memoirs, Memorable Royal Women and Medical Investigations. I reflected further on why I was drawn to each category and title below. In doing so, I realized that the elements I always look for in nonfiction are:

  1. Either a book that effectively summarizes a really long span of time, or one that focuses on a really weird and unique experience
  2. Highly personal writing in either case that always ties back the narrative to individual experience
  3. Conciseness in the writing – no droning on aimlessly
  4. To feel that I am learning something new.

Today is also the first official day of the #ThanksgivingReadathon ! If you haven’t published a Sign-Up post yet or posted your reading intentions on social media, make sure to do so today!

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