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