Friday, 4 November 2022

Nonfiction November 2022 Week 1 My Year in Nonfiction #NonficNov

 Week 1 (Oct 31-Nov 4) : Your Year in Nonfiction
with Katie at Doing Dewey

It's Non-Fiction November again (see here). For the first week, our topic is "Your Year in Nonfiction".


Week 1 (Oct 31-Nov 4) - Your Year in 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? (Katie @ Doing Dewey)


I have read only 13 non-fiction books this year. My favourites are probably the couchsurfing ones by Stephan Orth. They have not been translated into English, yet, but since his former ones are available, I should imagine that they will be published in English soon. I just love his way of travelling and getting to know people in other parts of this world and I love his style.

By participating in Nonfiction November, I hope I will find many ideas about new books, instigations to read more non-fiction and overall, a good discussion about non-fiction publications.

And here are all my non-fiction books of the year:

Brooks, Geraldine "Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over" - 1997
Bythell, Shaun "Confessions of a Bookseller" - 2019
Conrad, François "Warum Deutsch bellt und Französisch schnurrt" (Why German Barks and French Purrs) - 2021
Harari, Yuval Noah "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" - 2018
Meier, Peg/Wood, Dave "The Pie Lady of Winthrop: And Other Minnesota Tales" - 1985
Orth, Stephan "Absolulely Locked Out" (GE: Absolutely Ausgesperrt) - 2022
- "Couchsurfing in Saudi Arabia: My Journey Through a Country Between the Middle Ages and the Future" (GE: Couchsurfing in Saudi-Arabien: Meine Reise durch ein Land zwischen Mittelalter und Zukunft" - 2021
Saviano, Roberto "Gomorrah: A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System" (IT: Gomorra: Viaggio Nell’impero Economico E Nel Sogno Di Dominio Della Camorra) - 2006
Shaw, Karl "Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty" - 1999
Trotter, Derek "Del Boy" (Family of John Sullivan) "He Who Dares" - 2015
Weiler, Jan "And the puberty animal sleeps forever" (GE: Und ewig schläft das Pubertier) (Pubertiere #3) - 2017
- "The Elders" (GE: Die Ältern) (Pubertiere #4) - 2020
- "My Life as a Human" (GE: Mein Leben als Mensch) - 2009
- "Nick's Hodgepodge" (GE: Nicks Sammelsurium) (Pubertiere #0,5) - 2016
(These are relatively short books with articles about the author's family. But very funny.)

My favourite was probably "Absolutely Locked Out" which I hope will be translated into English soon.

For more information on Nonfiction November check here.


  1. As usual, a fascinating list of nonfiction reading! 🙌

  2. Above anonymous comment is from me, Carol @ Reading Ladies

    1. Oh, great. Thanks, Carol. I know the internet decides sometimes that you are not logged in or whatever and then you post something before you notice. Thanks for letting me know.
      I hope you find a book are two on the list that might interest you.

  3. 13 nonfiction books this year is pretty good. I know I haven't read that many. But I hope to read a few more this month. :)

    1. I had a lot more last year, Lark, I don't know why I had so few for me this year. I will have to change that, I like non-fiction books. Might have had to do with my book clubs, who knows ...

  4. I've reviewed 52 non-fiction on my Blog this year, but I'm a BIG reader of non-fiction as you know! Lots of good ones too. Probably as many again next year.

    1. Oh, I do know, Kitten, and I'm not surprised you have that many. I was more surprised I only had so few. Maybe more next year.

  5. Interesting list, and such diverse topics.

    1. Thanks, Lisbeth. Yes, I like to read about so many different subjects. But I definitely will have to make a larger effort to read more non-fiction books next year.