2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #2

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 sharedwhat they have been reading for the challenge.

During February:


Featured at The Bookstop is the graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. “This book gave me a new understanding of what he and so many other families went through, and how it shaped him as a person.”



What I’ve Been Reading shares a review for A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous. The author is a woman who finds herself in East Germany at the mercy of the Russians post World War II. “Out of all the numerous World War 2 related books, this book stands out for the perspective it brings and its excellent prose. The book is grim and casts a cloud gloom on the reader, but this still remains a very important read.”



Bookshelf Life recommends everybody reads We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a powerful and personal essay based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.



All The Books I Can Read shares her thoughts on The Hunt For MH370 by Ean Higgins about an aviation disaster in which a plane with 239 people on board vanished over the Indian Ocean for reasons unknown. In her review she writes “This is a thoroughly researched piece of what is basically investigative journalism that seeks to examine the thought processes of potential scenarios and also critique the search and rescue efforts as well as the overall investigation itself.”


Click here to see what else other participants have been reading!

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

In case you missed it….

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. bookshelflife
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 21:19:52

    Thank you for highlighting my submission!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. whatsnonfiction
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 22:50:30

    Ooh I have to be better about adding my links here! I’ve been slacking off so much lately. I absolutely love that you’re doing this and highlighting them, I’m finding so many good blogs to follow. Thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. the bookworm
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 00:44:19

    The Nonfiction Reader Challenge sounds like fun and A Woman in Berlin sounds interesting. Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Helen Murdoch
    Mar 08, 2020 @ 04:27:56

    Those are really good nonfiction books! I’ve just read a book for my social justice challenge, but bought Tightrope by Nicholas Kristof to read soon.

    Liked by 1 person


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  6. waytoofantasy
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 06:23:29

    I really appreciate this challenge. I might have to check into it next year, I don’t read nearly as much nonfiction as I used too. These all look pretty fascinating.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Athira
    Mar 15, 2020 @ 09:55:00

    They Called Us Enemy is high up on my list to read. It sounds so good! Great spotlight here.

    Liked by 1 person


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