2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #10

 

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

Each month I’m 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 October …

[SELF HELP]

Of ‘Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want To Come’ by Jessica Pan, Curly Geek of The Book Stop wrote, “Pan shares her successes, and some of her failures, but with the perspective that she learns something from each attempt, and at least a few of them lead to real friendships, new hobbies, and greater confidence. Pan has a warm writing style that was engaging and easy to read, so it was a perfect travel/vacation read.”

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[DISEASE]

Journey & Destination says ‘The Body’ by Bill Bryson, “For a nonfiction book on a subject that could perhaps bog down the average lay person, it is very well done. I would almost call it a page turner for a person who has any sort of medical background, like myself, who hasn’t worked in a medical setting for years, but who still has an interest in it.”

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[WARTIME EXPERIENCES]

 

Kathryn J. Atwood has collected several stories of brave women in Women Heroes of WWII: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue. Barbara of Stray Thoughts writes, “I’ve read a lot of books about WWII, fiction and nonfiction…. But Kathryn’s summaries helped me see the bigger picture and taught me a few things I hadn’t known.”

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[PUBLISHED IN 2021]

Denise Newton Writes recommends Living Planet: The Web of Life by David Attenborough. “Attenborough’s fascinating insights into the ways in which organisms, insects, plants, animals, reptiles and birds adapt to the many different environments on our planet drew me in. There is plenty of drama, humour and mystery, told in the author’s infectiously enthusiastic style.”

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[PUBLISHED IN 2021]

Peril [by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa] should be required reading.” writes Laura of Reading Books Again. “The book begins with Biden’s inaugural address where he mentions that we are in a winter of peril. The book ends with the author’s statement “peril remains.” I agree with their assessment but most of the time I push that thought from my mind. It’s just too upsetting.”

 

What will you be reading in November?


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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

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2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #8

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #9

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. journey & destination
    Nov 06, 2021 @ 20:13:34

    Hi Shelleyrae, I’ve really been enjoying reading more nonfiction this year. Thanks for the link to my review & the others. 🙂

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  2. Barbara Harper
    Nov 06, 2021 @ 22:42:57

    Thanks for the shout-out! “Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want To Come” catches my eye because that’s exactly how I feel sometimes.

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  3. Lesley
    Nov 07, 2021 @ 02:53:48

    I’d forgotten all about The Body, which my husband read and enjoyed when it was first published. It’s sitting on a shelf in another room and I may try to squeeze it in this month, although I’ve already got far more than I’ll ever finish in one month. I may have to extend Nonfiction November into December!

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  4. Lesley
    Nov 07, 2021 @ 02:56:09

    Silly me. I just realized your post is for your year-long challenge. I hope you’ll host it again in 2022 as it’s just what I would enjoy and will motivate me to read more nonfiction throughout the year.

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  5. WendyW
    Nov 07, 2021 @ 08:25:52

    I really want to read Peril. Women Heros of WWII also sounds like a book I would enjoy!

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  6. Carla
    Nov 07, 2021 @ 12:47:58

    I am going to read a memoir, The Boys by Ron Howard and maybe another if I can fit it in, something about Nature.

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  7. whisperinggums
    Nov 07, 2021 @ 22:44:47

    I should have contributed to this challenge, except that I don’t really do challenges. Something like this where I could just add in books that meet the challenge would be ok (like AWW) but I can’t keep track of all the ones like this. I will try to check up your monthly spotlights which is a lovely idea.

    I was given Bill Bryson’s The body, but haven’t read it yet. I think there are other books I’m more keen to read, really.

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  9. curlygeek04
    Nov 08, 2021 @ 02:43:53

    Thanks so much for the link to my review! These others look good too especially Living Planet. And there are so many great books about heroic women in WWII, like Code Girls and A Woman of No Importance. A book summarizing 26 of them sounds like a great read.

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  10. Susan
    Nov 08, 2021 @ 20:53:40

    I like how you spotlight these books, some new blogs to visit too. The Body and Peril have caught my interest. …

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  11. Marianne Maurer
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 23:22:14

    Interesting list. Goes well with Non-fiction November which I love. I have read The Body since I love everything by Bill Bryson. And it is great even for someone like me who was never interested in biology and never worked in any medical environment.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  12. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 23:51:46

    Just catching up on your spotlight posts, love the variety.

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