2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #5

 

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 MAY…

 


[WILD ANIMALS]

Stranger Than Fiction read Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky, and wrote, “If I ignore that the sub-title of this book is A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, then I would say it is a very interesting history of the codfish, cod-fishing, fishing vessels, and the businesses that were created related to them. It is written in a very accessible way, sometimes reading like an adventure story.

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[SOCIAL HISTORY]

“This book, with it’s details and personal accounts of the day, some previously unpublished, put me right in the middle of the events. This is a powerful book.” writes BookShelfDiscovery of On Bloody Sunday -A New History Of The Day And Its Aftermath – By The People Who Were There by Julieanne Campbell

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[GEOGRAPHY]

Rose by Suzanne Falkiner is the biography of Rose de Freycinet who dressed as a man and stowed away on her husband’s ship, becoming the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, and to leave a record of her adventures. Says DeniseNewtonWrites, “This is a thoroughly researched book and readers get a fascinating insight into how such a voyage was planned and prepared for; maritime traditions and practices in the nineteenth century; questionable (but common) medical practices; the drive to add to scientific and navigational knowledge; the intriguing customs and manners of the people encountered in places such as Brazil, French colonies, ‘New Holland’ (now Australia), the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Guam and the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii), for example.”

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[WILD ANIMALS]

Sue of Book by Book read Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, by Ben Shattuck which she describes as, “a beautifully written memoir that combines nature, travel, literature, and personal experience.”

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[SOCIAL HISTORY]

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M Walker is a book about the collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour that resulted in the deaths of nearly 2,000 people. Bibliographic Manifestations writes, “This is a horrifying event in Canadian history told with compassion and attention to human detail.”

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What will you be reading in June?

Need some inspiration? Check out these posts

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

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Jun 05, 2022 @ 01:34:05

    Loving the variety of books in this challenge Shelleyrae!

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  2. Carla
    Jun 05, 2022 @ 03:09:05

    Some interesting options here Shelleyrae.

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  3. WendyW
    Jun 05, 2022 @ 11:54:41

    Nice picks here, I need to read more for my nonfiction challenge

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  4. Kate W
    Jun 05, 2022 @ 18:55:39

    Nice picks for Wild Animals (one of the more challenging spots to fill for me!).

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  6. Lory
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 03:23:58

    Oh the nonfiction books always look so tempting and fascinating … I had not heard of any of these! My most recent NF read was Midstream by Helen Keller – a lesser known sequel to her Story of My Life, about her later years.

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