Sunday, December 17, 2017

2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

It's been about two years since I saw a nonfiction challenge offered. This one is hosted by this site.  I will be reading as many books as I can for this, thus following the first option.

In previous years, I’ve thought about hosting a nonfiction challenge, but I’ve been able to find existing challenges that made doing so seem redundant. That’s not the case this year, so I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a nonfiction reading challenge! The goals will be flexible and I’ll be putting together several events throughout the year to help participants connect with each other.

Suggested Goals

Rather than suggest particular levels for this challenge, I’ve got a couple ideas for different nonfiction reading goals you could set for yourself.

Here is what I am reading:
  1. Born a Crime--Trevor Noah
  2. Openly Bob--Bob Smith (re-read)
  3. The World's Strongest Librarian--Josh Hanagarne
  4. The Acorn People--Ron Jones
  5. The House is Full of Yogis--Will Hodgkins
  6. Reading Lolita in Tehran--Azar Nafisi (re-read)
  7. Night--Elie Wiesel
  8. Hunger of Memory--Richard Rodriguez
  9. Sailing Alone Around the World--Joshua Slocum
  10. Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoes--Joyce Meyer
  11. Who Was Dr. Seuss?--Janet B. Pascal
  12. Rod: The Autobiography--Rod Stewart
  13. 32 Yolks--Eric Ripert
  14. Brain on Fire--Susannah Cahalan
  15. Running With Scissors--Augusten Burroughs
  16. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism--Angela Y. Davis
  17. Scrap Basket Crafts--Nancy Reames
  18. Amos Fortune Free Man--Elizabeth Yates
  19. Funny in Farsi--Firoozeh Dumas
  20. The Gathering of Zion--Wallace Stegner
  21. Darkness Visible--William Styron
  22. The Outsider--Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
  23. Spare Parts--Joshua Davis
  24. Blossoms of My Life--I.M. Dauntless
  25. Queer, There and Everywhere--Sarah Prager
  26. The Temporary Bride--Jennifer Klinec
  27. Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel (re-read)
  28. Concerning the Spiritual in Art--Wasilly Kadinsky
  29. Sliding Into Home--Kendra Wilkinson
  30. The Princess Diarist--Carrie Fisher
  31. Breakthrough--Jack Andraka
  32. Hiding Out--Tina Alexis Allen
  33. The Brontes--Rebecca Fraser
  34. Binge--Tyler Oakley
  35. Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure--Samira Kawash
  36. Girl, Interrupted--Susanna Kaysen
  37. Bitter Harvest--Ann Rule
  38. In the Country We Love--Diane Guerrero
  39. The Glass Eye--Jeannie Vanasco
  40. You'll Grow Out of It--Jessi Klein
  41. Charles I--Christopher Hibbert
  42. Settle For More--Megyn Kelly
  43. Sitting Bull--Susan Bivin Aller
  44. 84, Charing Cross Road--Helene Hanff
  45. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge--Josh Neufeld
  46. Sacred Fire--Nancy Wood
  47. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test--Tom Wolfe
  48. Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos--Monica Brown
  49. Dewey--Vicki Myron
  50. Do I Make Myself Clear?--Harold Evans
Challenge completed on December 31


Elephant's Child said...

I read a lot of non-fiction, but need to explore a wider range. Biographies/autobiographies/memoirs account for most of it at the moment.

Sandra Cox said...

My non-fictions are usually writing guides.
Have a holly, jolly week, Jamie.

DoingDewey said...

Thanks for joining in! I've missed there being a nonfiction challenge, so I was excited to host one. I've not yet gotten to Born a Crime, so I'll be interested to hear what you think :)