2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #1

 

I’m delighted to welcome you to the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge. The challenge asks participants to read up to 12 books over the year, each from a different category.

Categories

1. Biography 2. Travel 3. Self-help 4. Essay Collection 5. Disease 6. Oceanography 7. Hobbies 8. Indigenous Cultures 9. Food 10. Wartime Experiences 11. Inventions 12. Published in 2021

Click here to learn more about the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge, sign up and join in the fun.

For the next four weeks I will post some titles for each category that might inspire your own selections.

You can find more inspiration via other participating bloggers, and lists such as Goodreads Listopia, Library Booklists. Use your good faith judgement as to whether a book fits a particular category or not.

Click the cover to learn more at Goodreads

 

Biography

A biography is the life story of a person written by someone other than the subject.



 

Travel

A narrative about a journey, and/or a place, often from someone unfamiliar with the region. Can also include destination guides.



 

 

Self Help/ Self Improvement 

A self-help book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on solving personal problems.

 

Feel free to add your own recommendations and suggestions in the comments.

 

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jan 09, 2021 @ 22:29:48

    Thank you for sharing these great lists. I’ve added Philip & Alexander; Sovietistan; Around the World in 80 Trains; A Pilgrimage to Eternity; Adventures in Opting Out; and Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish to my wish list. Humble Jellyfish is only 2.99 today at Amazon here…very tempting!

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  2. Stephanie @ Bookfever
    Jan 10, 2021 @ 08:03:54

    I’ve had my eye on Philip & Alexander for a while now. I saw it at the bookstore today but it was hella expensive so gonna see if I can find it online for cheaper. Really wanna read it.

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  3. Helen Murdoch
    Jan 10, 2021 @ 09:30:48

    Such a good array of books! My dad is currently reading Agent Sonya and says it’s really interesting.

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  4. Mystica
    Jan 10, 2021 @ 13:12:12

    I like the travel section very much. Around the world in eighty trains is a book I’d love to get hold of.

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  5. Greg
    Jan 10, 2021 @ 16:29:49

    Good luck with this one! I love oceanography as a category and would like to find more books about that.

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  6. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Jan 10, 2021 @ 21:51:05

    I don’t know why, but I’ve been seen Frida stuff around in stores recently so I do want to know What Frida would do😁

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jan 11, 2021 @ 01:33:15

    My recommendations:

    Biographies: Brazen; John Adams; Theodore Rex; Ladies of Liberty; What Would Cleopatra Do?

    Travel: The Salt Path; The Travel Book: Roads to Sata; Le Road Trip; Material World

    Self-Help: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone; Tribe of Mentors; Blue Zones of Happiness; anything by Pema Chodron, especially The Places That Scare You; Flow; Be Happy

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  9. Tina M Culbertson
    Jan 11, 2021 @ 02:27:19

    The Bourdain book is on my list.

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  10. whatsnonfiction
    Jan 11, 2021 @ 20:24:09

    Amazing suggestions, and such a variety! Sovietistan is on my list and I’m going to read her newly translated one, The Border, very soon. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  11. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Jan 12, 2021 @ 12:53:50

    Nice list. I need to read more nonfiction. I used to only read nonfiction, but that ended when I started blogging.

    I’m starting Cruising the Mississippi by Al & Sonny Lockwood soon. Reading that for a blog tour.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  12. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
    Jan 12, 2021 @ 14:18:15

    Some interesting titles in this post. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  13. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    Jan 13, 2021 @ 08:36:57

    Good luck! I need to read more non fiction. I’m tempted to take part but I’ve got a few other challenges on the go. I’ll try for next year but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for books to add to my list!

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  15. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Jan 19, 2021 @ 00:59:24

    Great recommendations! I liked the sound of Underground, but read Underland by Robert Macfarlane in December last year, so might need a bit of space between reading this one.

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