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Guest Posting On Hungry Bookworm Site Today: 12 Memoirs For Nonfiction Newcomers

12 Great Memoirs For Nonfiction Newcomers

I’m really excited to have the opportunity to share a guest post today on the wonderful Megan’s blog The Hungry Bookworm. Since Megan primarily features fiction, and I tend to review a lot of nonfiction, I thought I would give some recommendations of nonfiction titles for readers who might not typically read nonfiction.

I decided to focus on memoirs because I find that they make great ‘gateway drugs’ for nonfiction newcomers. With their more personal and narrative style, they provide a much easier bridge into nonfiction for lovers of fictional stories. In fact, some of the stories within the memoirs I picked for this post are so incredible, they read like novels. Head over to The Hungry Bookworm to read my post!

10 March 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

March 2018 Book Releases On Novels And NonfictionEvery month, I pick 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books being released that month that sound like good reads to me, based on my personal preference in topics and genres, as well as advance reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

This month I definitely did not have a hard time picking ten amazing new releases, and there’s something for every taste. From historical fiction novels, to thrillers, to inspiring memoirs and even uncharacteristically a little YA/fantasy.

I’m already in possession (or soon to be in possession) of two of these titles and can’t wait to share my reviews with you. Hope you also find some worthwhile picks for your TBR!

November 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Future Home Of The Living God, And Then There Were None & The Remains Of The Day

Book Of The Month November 2017 Book Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

For my November 2017 Book Of The Month selections, I picked an (at the time) new release – Future Home of the Living God – and two literary classics – one more recent and one less so. I ended up absolutely loving classic mystery And Then There Were None (and thankfully so since I hated the first Agatha Christie novel I read).

The other two books were more of a miss though. Especially The Remains Of The Day, which was highly recommended to me, but to which I had to give just 2 stars. Hopefully there are no hard feelings among Ishiguro fans out there though! Read my full reviews below.

P.S.: If you have any suggestions about which Agatha Christie mystery to tackle next, let me know in the comments.

10 February 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

February 2018 Book Releases On Novels And Nonfiction

Every month, I pick 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books being released that month that sound like good reads to me, based on my personal preference in topics and genres, as well as advance reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

Some themes in the titles I picked for this month include feminism, crime, historical fiction and identity. It’s always interesting how book releases that are popular in any given month sometimes seem to clump together easily by topic, in response to what is going on in society and what readers are therefore most interested in.

Two of the books are Book Of The Month picks for this month (they really hit it out of the park with their selections for February 2018), and many are also currently available on Net Galley, so there should be lots of options for your TBR list!

October 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Sing Unburied Sing, After The Eclipse and The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Book Of The Month October 2017 Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Here are my October 2017 Book Of The Month reviews up on the same day I’m making my February 2018 selections – right on schedule! Well actually I’m slightly behind schedule but my November 2017 reviews will be up next week and I’m sure after that I’ll be caught up in no time! Right? Right! I like the enthusiasm.

Two of the books I picked for October 2017 turned out to be extremely popular – in fact one of them, Sing Unburied Sing, became the National Book Award winner for 2017. Can’t really beat that. Weirdly enough though I could only give each of them a ‘satisfactory’ 3-star review and ended up liking the much less well-known true crime memoir I also picked more. What can I say,? Reading is weird.

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal. You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

#NonfictionNovember 2017 Week 5: Ten Nonfiction Titles Just Added To My TBR

Nonfiction Titles New To My TBR On Novels And Nonfiction

It’s the final week of Nonfiction November and the final topic was Nonfiction Reads New To My TBR and was hosted by Emerald City Book Review. I went back and looked through everyone’s Nonfiction November posts as well as comments on my own posts to sift through all the amazing recommendations I read and received throughout the month.

The titles I picked for this list mostly fall within topics for which I either want to create or update book lists next year (Russia, World War II, China and Fateful Voyages) and that I therefore hope to read soon. A few were books I’d heard of and considered reading in the past, but seeing them featured on a blog this month reminded me of them again – for example My Life In Middlemarch.

Thanks to everyone for all the TBR fodder this month and thanks to Sarah’s Book Shelves, Doing Dewey, Emerald City Book Review, Julz Reads and Sophisticated Dorkiness for doing such a great job of hosting – can’t wait for next year!

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