2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #1

I’m delighted with the response to the inaugural Nonfiction Reader Challenge so far, and since sign-ups are open until December 1st, a few more may decide to join us during the year.

If you hadn’t yet noticed, I’ve created a permanent page for the challenge, you can CLICK HERE, or select the menu link at top left.

The current Linky to add your review to can be found there, and will accept links until March 30th. I plan to make a new Linky available per quarter.

On the first Saturday of each month, I will be highlighting a handful of Linky submissions, but I encourage you to support all participants who have shared what they have been reading for the challenge.

In January:

All The Books I Can Read was the first to link a review this month, with a book that satisfies the Nature category – Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by Keena Roberts. Visit her blog to learn what she thought about this memoir by a women who moved between Philadelphia and Botswana every six months as a teen.

 

Vicki at I’d Rather Be at The Beach enjoyed the audiobook of It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke, an award-winning YouTube star and global Influencer who, as a result of Retinitis Pigmentosa, became completely sightless as a teenager. Vicki doesn’t specify which challenge category this book fulfils, but it would be appropriate for either Memoir, or Medical Issue.

 

Claire at Claire’s Reads & Reviews chose Bowraville by Dan Box as her first read for the challenge. This True Crime book focuses on the 29 year old unsolved murder of three indigenous Australian children in a small country town, and the ways in which the racist attitudes of both law enforcement, and many of the towns white residents, hampered the investigation.

Do any of these interest you? What will you be reading in February?

In case you missed it, I’ve shared a series of recommendation posts this month

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Recommendations Part 1 #Memoir #DisasterEvent #Social Science #Related to An Occupation

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Recommendations Part 2 #History #Feminism #Psychology #Social Science

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Recommendations Part 3 #Nature #True Crime #Science #Published in 2020

 

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue at Book By Book
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:12:57

    Oooh…thanks for the reminder! I signed up for the challenge but had forgotten about linking reviews and about the categories, so I just added my first NF read of the year (in memoir). A LOT of my nonfiction tends to be memoir, so we will see if I hit the other categories!

    Thanks again for hosting the challenge!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  2. Jennifer
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:27:22

    I’m still thinking about joining in. I’m sure I’ll read at least 12 non fiction books, but I’m not sure I’ll cover each category ….

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  3. Claire Louisa
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:55:42

    I’m excited to be joining in, thanks for linking my review. I think I’ll be reading more than the three I originally chose as my challenge.

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  4. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Feb 02, 2020 @ 04:39:25

    Non-fiction isn’t something I tend to read much of anymore but I really should branch out occasionally!
    Good luck with your reading challenge.

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  5. curlygeek04
    Feb 02, 2020 @ 09:27:55

    I read three great nonfiction books this month, and I’m working on a few more. Know My Name and They Called Us Enemy were really powerful.

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  7. Athira
    Feb 03, 2020 @ 07:22:17

    Loving all the books that have been read so far. I’ve certainly been bookmarking many books and hope to get to them soon.

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