2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #3

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


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 the fun!

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

Click here for Part #1 – Biography, Travel, Self Help/Self Improvement

Click here for Part #2 – Essay Collection, Disease, Oceanography

You can find more suggestions via other 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.


A hobby is any activity done regularly for enjoyment and relaxation, including collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements.

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous Peoples (also referred to as First Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, or Native Peoples) are those that inhabited a country or region before the arrival of people of different cultures or ethnic origins, and are found across the globe in 90 countries.



Books in this genre can relate to the origins, history, culture, science, or critique of food and drink, or techniques related to preparation and/or cooking food and drink.


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

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise Newton
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 10:41:47

    I am always intrigued (and occasionally amused) at the amazing range of subjects covered in books! Great suggestions here

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  2. Sharon
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 12:15:06

    Can I suggest Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta for the Indigenous culture list a fantastic book. Adding the Reindeer people to my tbr.
    I struggle a bit with the food category, not something I normally read a lot of, so thank you for the suggestions.

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  3. Books and livres (@AndLivres)
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 22:29:59

    Nonfiction november already made me want to read more of these, there are very good suggestions here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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  5. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jan 25, 2021 @ 05:15:50

    As usual, your inspiration lists have me scribbling down a bunch of new-to-me titles. I hope I will be able to find A Course Called America, Indigenous Cultures, and Wayfinders.

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