Nonfiction november

Hello, lovely readers!

It’s time to turn to another favourite bookish event: Nonfiction November! Katie over at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library, and Julz at Julz Reads are hosting a month of nonfiction reading. Every Monday, one of them will post a discussion question and a link-up for sharing our responses, plus any nonfiction reviews we do. Every Friday, they’ll then post a round-up sharing highlights from our posts that week. They’ll also be having a read-along of Neurotribes. 


I don’t know if I will be participating in the discussions, but I do have a pile of nonfiction books waiting to be to tackled. Here is my reading list:

  • H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald (2014);
  • What Are the Blind Men Dreaming?, by Noemi Jaffe, tr. Julia Sanches & Ellen Elias-Bursać (2016; originally published in Portuguese in 2012);
  • Aphra Behn: the Incomparable Astrea, by Vita Sackville-West (1927);
  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley, by Charlotte Gordon (2015).

Are you reading any nonfiction in November? Tell me about it.

Yours truly,


Bernard Boutet de Monvel. Portrait of Virginia Shaw.1930
Bernard Boutet de Monvel. Portrait of Virginia Shaw.1930

7 thoughts on “Nonfiction november

  1. I’m reading a wonderful book called Living with the Locals. It’s about the early days of Australia when escaped convicts and survivors of shipwrecks were taken in and looked after by the local indigenous people. It tells about the lifestyle that the indigenous people had at that time before there was much influence from settler society, and it also shows how the stories of the rescued were distorted to make the indigenous people look like savages. I’ve nearly finished it so I’ll be reviewing it on my blog during November:)


  2. How interesting – I was just talking on my State of the TBR post about how much more non-fiction I’ve got on the TBR than fiction at the moment! I may well pop over to have a look!


      1. It looks really complicated, with lots of questions to answer and different blogs to visit, so I’ll have to see. I will be reviewing the IM letters when I’ve read them, though that might take a while. It’s the first edition of her letters, edited by people I know from the IM Society, so a real treat!

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  3. Ooh, sounds like you have some exciting nonfiction reading coming up! Romantic Outlaws caught my attention when it came out, but I’ve not yet picked it up, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on it 🙂


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