Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Non-fiction November

The Classics Club is an interesting website. It gives us the opportunity not only to read the classics we always wanted to read, no, though their pages we are able to talk to others and also find new classics we didn't think about. Through them I found this challenge last year.

It's Non-Fiction November again and this year, it is hosted by Christopher from Plucked from the Stacks. He has put together a plan that looks highly interesting.

Here is the Official Schedule.

Week 1 (November 1-5): Your Year in Nonfiction with Rennie at What’s Nonfiction

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 8-12): Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey

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 15-19): Be The Expert/ Ask the Expert/ Become the Expert with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

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 22-26): Stranger Than Fiction with Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks

This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that almost don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world - basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.

Week 5 (November 29-December 3): New to My TBR Jaymi at The OC Book Girl

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!

Instagram Nonfiction Book Party
Photo Challenge and Giveaway

As mentioned above, we’re excited to carry this celebration over to Instagram, where Jaymi will be taking the lead. She has giveaways, challenges, and a whole host of other fun things planned, so check out her Instagram (@theocbookgirl) for more details. And make sure to use #nonfictionbookparty to keep up with all the fun.

Here’s a a peak at the calendar for the photo challenges popping up over there this year:

1.    November TBR
2.    Celebrities
3.    Longest Title
4.    Self Help
5.    Ou Your Shelf the Longest
6.    Mental Health
7.    Fall Vibes
8.    Mug Monday
9.    Humour
10.    Orange/Brown Cover
11.    History
12.    Recent Purchase/Haul
13.    True Crime
14.    Sunday Shelfie
15.    Faces on the Cover
16.    Animals/Pets
17.    Nonfiction that reads like Fiction
18.    Food/Cookbooks
19.    Bookstagram made me do it!
20.    Favourite Biography or Memoir
21.    Read in a Day
22.    Travel Guides
23.    Pumpkin vs. Apple
24.    Motivational or Inspirational
25.    Favourite Fall Food/Drink
26.    Health & Wellness
27.    Take Your Book Outside
28.    Sock Sunday
29.    Crafts & Hobbies
30.    November in Review


And then there are graphics we can use for free for our posts. You can see, I took full advantage of it already. Here is the link.

My Non-Fiction November Entries from last year, 2020:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

And this year, 2021:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5


  1. I've participated unofficially in nonfiction November in past years. This year I've been trying to read more nonfiction throughout the year. I love a good nonfiction read. Hope you have fun with this challenge!

    1. Thanks, Lark. I always read about five to six books at the same time and most of the time, at least one of them is a non-fiction book. Until now, I have 329 books on my list here, and that's only the last eleven years. Still, I would probably have even more, if I blogged about some of those that I just erad "on the side".

      I hope you will be able to join us this year.

  2. I've had good luck with non-fiction this year. I need to read more of it, but I've got a lot of fiction lined up already for the rest of 2021. Maybe next November I'll join this challenge. Have fun with it!

    1. Oh great, Susan. I love a good combination of non-fiction and fiction, it's always good to know what's going on in this world but also to go and dream what could be or could have been.

      Next year, you will know about this challenge, so might prepare some time for it. ;) Looking forward to seeing you there, then.

  3. Looking forward to seeing you there. November will be busy with this, with our readalong on The Satanic Verses, and it's also #NovNov : novellas in November hosted here

    1. Oh dear, Emma. I can't join NovNov, too much else going on. But I'm really looking forward to seeing what other readers came up with for this and definitely looking forward to our buddy read.

  4. Replies
    1. Hahaha, Sarah, maybe you should do Fiction February. ;)

    2. Oooooh, that's intriguing...but I don't know if I could only read fiction for an entire month!

    3. Ah, we don't read only non-fiction in November only, we just post what we read during the year, for example.