2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #7

 

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 JULY…

 


[PUBLISHED IN 2022]

Of The Power of Regret by Daniel H Pink, Bibliographic-Manifestations has this to say, “Pink conducted the World Regret Survey (which is still going on) and used the stories he collected there as a data set to analyze the role of regret in our lives. He identified correlations among the various regrets and addresses each type as well as talking about the implications of regret more generally. This was a thought-provoking book and Pink is an excellent writer. Mixing in people’s personal stories with the social-science make this a very readable book.”

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Janette, of the Wicked Witch’s Blog, was disappointed with I Belong Here by Anita Sethi, she writes, “…the actual journey formed a much smaller part of the book than I expected…. descriptions of her walking were constantly interrupted with other thoughts and the chapters seemed to meander between describing her journey, musings on society in general and racism in particular and even to include parts of a dictionary….. I really loved many parts of this book but others just didn’t hold my interest which is a shame as this was a book that I really wanted to like.”

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Over at Maphead’s Book Blog states that Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi, “…is definitely worth the hype and should easily make my year-end list of Favorite Nonfiction.” He writes, “What sets Free apart from other memoirs of life under communist rule is you see all this monumental history unfold through the eyes of an innocent child. Over the course of the memoir you learn just how oppressive life was under Albania’s communist overlords…”

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[CELEBRITY]

Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors by Tom Bower has cemented Laura’s, of Reading Books Again, dislike of the ‘Harkles’. She felt the book offered several surprises that contradicted media coverage and was impressed that, “the last 100 pages of the book are a list of references from where [the author] obtained his information.”

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[MEDICAL MEMOIR]

Katherine Clark was visiting her son’s school, playing tag with some children on the playground. One boy climbed up on the jungle gym and jumped off onto Kate’s head. They both fell to the ground. The boy’s arm was fractured, but Kate’s neck was broken, and she was instantly paralyzed from the neck down. In Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth and Rebellious Hope by Katherine Elizabeth Clark, the author, “…intersperses the details of what happened to her on that fateful day and the aftermath of surgery and physical therapy with reflections of the effects of her injury on her children, the inevitable “why” question, coming to terms with the label “quadriplegic,” wrestling with God’s will and His mysteries, and so on.” BarbaraLee of Stray Thoughts, who recognised some parallels between her own and Kate’s experience“…appreciated Kate’s testimony of God’s grace in hard circumstances.”

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What will you be reading in August?

 

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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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Aug 06, 2022 @ 22:50:05

    Great wrap up! The book about regret sounds interesting.

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  2. Janette
    Aug 07, 2022 @ 02:45:25

    I love this wrap up. Thank you for including my review. The book about regret and Kate’s story both sound fascinating

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  3. WendyW
    Aug 07, 2022 @ 09:46:42

    These all sounds so good, especially The Power of Regret.

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  4. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 07, 2022 @ 14:01:14

    I am doing fairly well on this challenge. It’s great to see what others are reading for the categories, so thank you!

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  6. maphead
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 03:27:05

    Great wrap-up and thanks for including my review. Now I wanna check out Regret!

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  7. Barbara Harper
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 05:51:33

    Thanks for the mention! It’s interesting that there is a whole book on regret. I guess we all experience it to some degree.

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