2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #2

Welcome to the second Monthly Spotlight for the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

Each month I’ll be highlighting some of the reviews shared for the challenge in the linky

Don’t forget to link each book you read as you read during the year!

I encourage you to support all participants who have shared what they are reading for the challenge. Give them a like, leave them a comment, share their posts on Facebook, twitter, or instagram #2021ReadNonFic

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In February…

(PUBLISHED IN 2021)

About One Last Dance by Emma Jane Holmes, Denise of DeniseNewtonWrites has this to say, “As I read this debut by Emma Jane Holmes, it occurred to me that perhaps everyone should read a book like this. Not necessarily this exact book, but a book that confounds and challenges a closely held belief about some aspect of the world.”

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(PUBLISHED IN 2021)

Laurel-Rain Snow at Curl Up and Read, considered Consent by Vanessa Springora (Translated by Natasha Lehrer), an intimate and powerful memoir of a young French teenage girl’s relationship with a famous, much older male writer, to be “a brilliant read”.

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(PUBLISHED IN 2021)

Veronica of The Burgeoning Bookshelf picked up Gone To The Woods because her son was a fan of Gary Paulsen’s fiction novel, Hachet. She writes, “Gone to the Woods is a harrowing and moving true life story of resilience, perseverance and the healing power of books. Narrated with warmth and humour it is touching and informative.”

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(TRAVEL)

As a fan of Irish actress Carol Drinkwater, Tina from TurnThePage, really enjoyed, The Olive Farm, the first book in her bestselling trilogy, which is about the purchase of an abandoned Olive Farm in Provencal, Appassionata, by Carol and her husband, and their work to restore it. “Combining a favorite genre (expat-lit genre) with Drinkwater’s writing style makes for a winning combo.”, she writes.

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(WARTIME EXPERIENCES)

In 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys, thousands of South Sudanese refuges, in a bid to protect them from being forced to serve as child soldiers. After reading Father of the Lost Boys by Yuot A. Alaak, Claire of ClaireReadsandReviews wrote, “I feel honoured to have read Yout and his father’s story, and that of the thousands of people who shared that journey.”

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What will you be reading in March?

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In case you missed it…

Join the challenge!

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #1

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #2

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #3

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration Part #4

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #1

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Mar 06, 2021 @ 09:27:41

    Thanks for the mention of my review!

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  2. Claire Louisa
    Mar 06, 2021 @ 09:46:51

    Thanks for highlighting my book, it is such an important read.
    I think I have one of the books from the Olive Tree series at home.

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  3. Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf
    Mar 06, 2021 @ 13:56:24

    Thanks for featuring Gone to the Woods. Your challenge is making me think more about non fiction reads. Something I rarely did previously.

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Mar 07, 2021 @ 02:37:02

    I read The Olive Farm long ago, but my interest in it has been revived by watching the old series of All Creatures Great and Small.

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  5. Gofita
    Mar 07, 2021 @ 09:11:59

    My January read was a biography on George Washington. I’m almost done with February and March! Consent looks good. Well, all of them do. My library just got Gabriel Byrne’s 2021 memoir in. That’ll be my published in 2021 read! Looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing these ideas and reviews!

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  7. Helen Murdoch
    Mar 08, 2021 @ 05:27:47

    I am adding Father of the Lost Boys by Yuot A. Alaak to my TBR list. Thank you for highlighting these books!

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  8. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Mar 08, 2021 @ 23:13:53

    Another great selection of non fiction titles, I love the variety of books we’re reading for the challenge.

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  9. Sue at Book By Book
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 09:11:04

    I keep forgetting we can share our review links here! I’ll go add mine – thanks for the reminder!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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