2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #1


Welcome to the Monthly Spotlight for the

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

Each month I highlight 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




As a fan, Tracey at Carpe Librum says “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera Companion [by Martin Knowlden]  is a book I’ll never part with and I’m so glad I now have my own ready reference to all of the lyrics….Highly recommended!”



Carol of Carol’s Notebook listened to Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free by Sarah Weinman narrated by Gabra Zackman, and found it to be a, “well-researched book. [but] would have liked a bit more discussion about how his experiences fit in with the larger issues regarding prison reform, race, and politics of the era.”



Amy at A Novel Start recommends The Sixteenth Century in 100 Women by Amy Licence “Absolutely, without reservation.” she writes, “The diversity in this book is amazing. The care and research Licence put into the book is clear.



“This isn’t just my opinion; this is the consensus of my book group — everyone should read this book.”, writes Joy of Joy’s Book Blog about Disablity Visibility: First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong.



Though she cites some flaws, Janette of Wicked Witch’s Blog says, “ I did enjoy [The Darkness Manifesto by Johan Eklof translated by Elizabeth DeNomo ] and certainly learned a lot from it. It is obviously an important issue and I especially liked the final part which is his Darkness Manifesto, a series of simple actions that anyone can do.”


What will you be reading in February?

Need some inspiration? Check out these posts

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #HISTORY #MEMOIR

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #SCIENCE #CRIME&PUNISHMENT

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #HEALTH #TRAVEL

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #FOOD #SOCIALMEDIA

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #SPORT #RELATIONSHIPS

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Inspiration #THEARTS #PUBLISHEDIN2023

Just a reminder, it is helpful when you post your review if you indicate which category it fulfils for when I put together the Monthly Spotlight.

And don’t forget to share your latest read/review in the Linky

7 thoughts on “2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #1

  1. The Arts is going to be my most challenging category (if I stick to what’s in my TBR stack, which I’m trying to do). I have a book about writing (Bird by Bird by Ann Lamont) which might fit the bill.

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  2. I’ve heard excellent things about Disability Visibility. I just started a nonfiction and will have to see if it will fit one of your categories.

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