2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #3

 

Welcome to the Monthly Spotlight for the

2022 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 #ReadNonFicChal

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IN MARCH…


[REFERENCE]

At the Book Stop, Curly Girl has this to say about Laundry Love by Patric Richardson and Karin Miller, “Richardson’s goal is to help us care for our clothing better, but in the process to also help the environment, save time and money, and love our clothes more. That’s a pretty tall order! I’ve already tried a few of his suggestions and the upshot is I’m doing laundry less often and using products with less chemicals, so both of those things make me really happy.”

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[GEOGRAPHY]

Janette of the Wicked Witch’s Blog writes enthusiastically about Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flynn, “I was engrossed by this book and fascinated by the author’s findings. It was quite an easy read, there is some Scientific background but this is perfectly understandable by a non-scientist such as myself. The text is enhanced by photographs of most of the sites but in actual fact, her descriptions are so vivid that you could easily manage without them. The writing is often almost poetic as she wanders around those derelict and abandoned sites.”

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[SOCIAL HISTORY]

I loved Sheilas: Bad Ass Women of Australian History by Eliza Reilly, describing it as, “…a fascinating, inspiring, irreverent celebration of some of Australia’s women who refused to accept the status quo throughout history.  Not content to simply regurgitate the dry facts and figures which are the hallmarks of many history books, Sheilas has a conversational tone, complete with expletives for emphasis. Reilly incorporates on point, funny and occasionally savage personal commentary, tweets and pieces of trivia.”. You can read my review in full here at Book’d Out

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[POPULAR SCIENCE]

“Forget Stephen King.”, writes Sue at Book by Book, “In Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, author and investigative journalist Katherine Eban writes about real-life horror scarier than any of King’s novels! As sometimes happens, my book group chose this book that I wasn’t interested in reading, and as almost always happens, I ended up being glad I’d read it! This engrossing, terrifying nonfiction book opens the door to the generic drug industry’s dirty secrets.”

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[LINKED TO A PODCAST]

Though Carol of Carol’s Notebook first listened to Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People Who Like Wine, but Not the Snobbery That Goes with It by, from the creator and host of the popular podcast Wine for Normal People, Elizabeth Schneider on audio, she ended up buying a print copy too. She says, it’s one I can see myself referring back to.

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SOCIAL HISTORY and POPULAR SCIENCE

LANGUAGE and MEDICAL MEMOIR

CLIMATE/WEATHER and CELEBRITY

REFERENCE and GEOGRAPHY

LINKED TO A PODCAST and WILD ANIMALS

ECONOMICS and PUBLISHED IN 2022

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #1

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WendyW
    Apr 02, 2022 @ 09:32:05

    Wine For Normal People sounds good to me. I have to get some more NonFiction books in my queue soon!

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  2. Carla
    Apr 02, 2022 @ 09:42:27

    I read two non-fiction books, but did not get a chance to hook up. I will add them now.

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  3. Janette
    Apr 02, 2022 @ 20:05:16

    Thank you for including my review in your Spotlight X

    Like

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  4. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Apr 03, 2022 @ 02:15:55

    Love the sound of Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flynn, I’m off to check out the review 🙂

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  5. Tina
    Apr 03, 2022 @ 02:41:49

    I’ve just added a few of these books to my Goodreads list and will go visit the sites. Love the abandoned house book, wine book and the Baddass women of Australia!

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  6. Trin Carl
    Apr 03, 2022 @ 23:06:39

    Those books sound fab. I haven’t read any and love abandoned houses and secret things in general. will take a peak.

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  8. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Apr 06, 2022 @ 08:57:44

    These all sound interesting! Islands of Abandonment reminds me of some weird homes near my in-laws in South Florida. I wonder if they’re included? I may have to find out.

    Thanks for sharing!

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