2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #3

Welcome to the 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


In March…


You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe comes highly recommended from Gofita’s Pages, “I had a lot of fun reading this. I got to know a little more about Washington, good, bad, and the in-between.”



If you love Peanut Butter, then Tracey of CarpeLibrum suggests Peanut Butter – Breakfast, Lunch Dinner Midnightby Tim Lannan & James Annabel. She writes, “This recipe book is beautifully presented and contains a fun and innovative layout to extend the recipe options. It’s also full of enticingly delicious recipes and drool-worthy colour photographs.”



Barbara of StrayThoughts feels that Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity by Tim Challies is full of wisdom and good advice for Christian’s, laying down a biblical foundation with clarity about usefulness and purpose of productivity.



Rennie at WhatsNonfiction offers a review for two essay collections, Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard and Leaving Isn’t Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough. Of the first she writes, “Beard’s talent is undeniable, and it’s worthwhile just to witness what she does with form – bending time, imbuing quiet moments past with breathing life, and putting so much into words about love and pain that’s both beautiful and heartbreaking.” Of the latter, essays written about the author’s experience growing up in The Children of God cult and the challenges she has faced since, Rennie opines this is a, “book that’s going to help a lot of people through understanding, acceptance, validation, and humor: those with stubbornly lingering depression or substance issues, or experienced discrimination for sexuality, “othering” factors, or in the broken American systems of poverty and imprisonment.”



One of the titles I reviewed this month for the challenge was Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature by Angus Fletcher. I thought “Wonderworks provides a way to understand literature that moves beyond its construction and practicalities. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking study of narrative and the significance of fiction to both individuals and society.”


What will you be reading in April?

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

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #2

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ThoughtsBecomeWords
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 09:21:57

    Wonderworks sounds intriguing, and I love the bookcover!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 23:13:23

    I’m eager to read Wonderworks.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Barbara Harper
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 00:05:52

    Thanks for the mention! Wonderworks does sound interesting.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 00:29:57

    Another great spotlight Shelleyrae and thanks for sharing my review of Peanut Butter – Breakfast, Lunch Dinner Midnight by Tim Lannan & James Annabel. I’m about to go and have some now… peanut butter that is 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 01:24:00

    It’s not a surprise but I love the cover of Wonderworks!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Lindsi
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 03:11:34

    I’m not a huge nonfiction reader, but I did just start I Am a Girl from Africa
    by Elizabeth Nyamayaro. It’s really good!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    Liked by 1 person


  7. whatsnonfiction
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 08:38:53

    Thanks for sharing!! I realized I was behind on keeping up with my categories but I’m back on track with some upcoming reading plans now 😊 thanks again for hosting – I love looking through others’ contributions!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Sue at Book By Book
    Apr 04, 2021 @ 23:40:10

    These all look great! The peanut butter one looks like fun … with recipes! Yum! And Wonderworks sounds fascinating.

    I think March was an all-fiction month for me – still need to pull my monthly summary together this week. I keep forgetting you have a link-up for NF reviews!

    Hope you enjoy your books in April!

    Book By Book



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  10. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Apr 05, 2021 @ 00:51:51

    I am curious about these spotlighted books! Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Anika
    Apr 06, 2021 @ 17:54:21

    You Never Forget Your First sounds like it would be an interesting read, the cover definitely got my attention! Great post.



  12. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Apr 07, 2021 @ 00:37:25

    Wonderworks sounds interesting!

    I should get one of my best friends the peanut butter book. We met at work and the only thing I ever saw her eating for the longest time was peanut butter straight from her own jar!

    Liked by 1 person


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