2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #5

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 NEW Linky to add your review to can be also be found there. This new linky will remain active for the rest for the year’s submissions. Look for the text in orange.

On the first Saturday of each month, I am 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. Give them a like, leave them a comment, share their posts on twitter, Facebook or instagram #2020ReadNonFic




Laurel at Curl Up and Read enjoyed Hungry Heart, a collection of essays from popular contemporary fiction author, Jennifer Weiner. She says,
“… her humorous and sometimes snarky voice shines through, making me want to keep going. A book that earned 5 stars from me.”


Of the memoir by Australian Aboriginal musician, Archie Roach, titled Tell Me Why, Denise of Denise Newton Writes  summarises,
“This memoir will make you cry, feel anger, laugh out loud, and when you have finished, I promise you, your heart will be full of Archie’s generous and resilient spirit.”




Deb of The Book Stop feels that No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder is, “…a really unique and comprehensive look at domestic violence.”



An Alice Girl by Tanya Heaslip is a childhood memoir of a woman who grew up in the late 1960s and early 70s on a cattle property in a remote area of Australia. Veronica of The Burgeoning Bookshelf writes, “[it] is an awe inspiring story of hardship, endurance, determination and ultimately triumph over the elements to make a living in the harshest of conditions.”



At Maphead’s Book Blog, you can find a review of David Maraniss’ book  Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World. Describing it as “…a heck of a book”, Maphead learnt that not only were the supporting  successes and failures of the Games significant but also made a wider contribution to history.



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

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

In case you missed it….

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #4

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #3

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

18 thoughts on “2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #5

  1. Thanks for the reminder! I have read 3 for the challenge but keep forgetting to link them! I just linked two. I still need to add badges to the posts. I’ll do the 3rd after I write the review.

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  2. Thanks for including my review of An Alice Girl. I am currently reading another non fiction book.Your challenge has encouraged me to read more non fiction this year.

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  3. Thanks for linking to my review of No Visible Bruises – a really powerful, important book. I’m really enjoying this challenge so far! I just finished The Only Plane in the Sky by audiobook, which I highly recommend.

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  4. Thanks for the idea … I will think of something nonfiction I might want to do/read. An Alice Girl and Rome 1960 look like good reads.

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  5. Tempted to read the Weiner – I went off her fiction a long time ago (seemed to be getting a bit plot-by-numbers) but I follow her on Twitter and always enjoy what she has to say.

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  6. I just added my link for two nature books. I had signed up for 3 books but now I have gone and read 7! The last two only count as one entry as it’s the nature category.

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