2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #3

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 April 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 March…


DeniseNewtonWrites was impressed with Songspirals by the Guy’wu Group of Women. This book was written to promote an understanding of the Aboriginal Yolŋ people of North Arnhem Land (Northern Territory, Australia) – their culture, beliefs and connection to the land, particularly from the perspective of the Yolŋ women. 
Denise’s introduction to her review reads, “My heart was full as I read this unusual and generous book. When I had finished, I felt two things: humility and gratitude.”



Prisoner of Tehran is the memoir of Marina Nemat. When sixteen year old Marina questioned the changes to her school’s curriculum in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution, she was arrested and tortured, escaping a death sentence only by agreeing to marry one of her interrogators. Maphead says, “a sad book…[but a]…well-written account of a story that needs to be told.”



Over at NovelMeals, Tina enjoyed reading her third book for the challenge, a memoir of John Glenn, best known as the first American astronaut to orbit the earth in 1962 on the Friendship 7. She summarises her review by writing, “I learned quite a bit about John Glenn, his war experiences, his love of flying, the space program and what a patriotic and ethical man he was”.



Selected to satisfy the Medical Condition category by TheresaSmithWrites, I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley explores the relationship between trauma and it’s physical manifestation in the body. She writes, “most honest and heartbreaking books I have ever read.”



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

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

In case you missed it….

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #2

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #1

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

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Theresa Smith Writes
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 10:23:37

    Thanks for the highlight Shelleyrae! I am really enjoying this challenge.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Kate W
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 15:26:43

    I’ve bee a bit slack adding my reviews! *doing it now*

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Beena
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 20:28:44

    I loved Prisoner of Tehran, its one of my favorite books.



  4. curlygeek04
    Apr 04, 2020 @ 22:41:01

    I’ve read a lot of good nonfiction this year! Right now I’m reading No Visible Bruises, it is excellent. My favorite book in March was Shrill by Lindy West.

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  5. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 02:43:28

    I don’t know what has happened to me (well, yes, I do…it has happened to all of us) but I’m still having a hard time reading anything except children’s fiction. I am going to try harder this week to reading something else.

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  7. litandlife
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 10:22:50

    I finally remembered to grab your logo so I can add it and remind myself to read more nonfiction and link my reviews. I really need a kick in the butt right now with nonfiction since I’m more drawn to fiction as an escape right now.

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