NonFiction November 2020

It is that time of year again – time for nonfiction! I stumbled across this challenge a few years ago and it has dramatically changed the way I read and enjoy nonfiction. I will forever be grateful to all the coordinators – Leann @ Shelf Aware, Julie @ Julz Reads, Rennie @ What’s NonFiction and Katie @ Doing Dewey for continuing to host the readathon that makes nonfiction so much fun. One of the best things about this Readathon is that it can be as big or as little as you want it to be based on your own nonfiction reading style – I encourage everyone to check it out even if nonfiction isn’t your favorite (yet).


Week 1: (November 2-6) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Leann @ Shelf Aware): Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November? 

Week 2: (November 9-13) – Book Pairing (Julie @ Julz Reads): This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story. 

Week 3: (November 16-20) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Rennie [me!] @ What’s Nonfiction [here!]): Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert). 

Week 4: (November 23-27) – New to My TBR (Katie @ Doing Dewey): It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! 


You can participate in the Instagram photo challenge even if you don’t have a blog. Daily prompts can be found on Instagram with Julie (@JulzReads) and Leann (@Shelf_Aware_) and using the hashtag #NonficNov. 

2018 was the first year that I participated and I had only read a few nonfiction books. Every year, I find myself reading more and more and I know that it is this challenge that keeps me motivated all year long. So, even if you don’t want to participate, check out everyone’s posts because there is a nonfiction book out there for everyone!

Tell me, please! Are you participating in NonFiction November?


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  1. I don’t really read many non-fiction, but one of my goals this year was to read more of them. So maybe this is a good excuse to read at least one this month!



  2. That just makes me so happy that Nonfiction November encourages you to read more nonfiction all year long. Like, I can’t even tell you much. I’m so thrilled you’re joining in again, your contributions are always amazing and you find such unique books! Thanks for sharing the event info too! 🙂


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