November 22, 2014

Nonfiction November: Week 3 Wrap-Up


Thanks, everyone, for writing some FANTASTIC posts on Nonfiction and diversity.  You came up with some amazing recommendations.  You had some really great insight into what diversity means to you, as well.  I mean, terrific reading!  


Recapping your thoughts on diversity was not an easy task - you all had lots to say!  So I summarized as best I could, though none of the summaries do the original posts justice - please take a look at them all! :)


JulzReads discusses how reading nonfiction leads to discovering more subjects of interest.

Heather @ Based on a True Story analyzes her NF reads and is looking for recs by authors of color.

Trisha @ eclectic/eccentric discusses how challenging writing about diversity is and what reading diversely means to her.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, and Insanity recommends some great memoirs and is looking for some more to read.

Monika @ A Lovely Bookshelf created a Transgender NF Book List.

Beth @ Too Fond loves reading about Africa and Asia and would like some more recs for Africa NF to read.

Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness gives recs on cultures from the Middle East and is looking for recs for Africa and authors of color.

Jess @ Confessions of a Book Hoarder is planning on using a spreadsheet to help her keep better track of her reads in diversity.

Ana @ things mean a lot recommends 10 authors of diversity for your reading pleasure.

Jay @ Bibliophilopolis shares three favorite NF reads that are diverse in location but all share a concept that he is familiar with.

Shannon @ River City Reading discusses her love of reading history and the importance of ensuring diverse books continue to be published.

Jancee @ Jancee Reads shares my love of Egyptian culture!  She is also looking for recs for NF in Europe.

Lu @ Regular Ruminations makes the great point that you can't just talk about diversity, you have to walk the walk!

Amelia @ Little Thoughts About Books makes a great point about how it only takes one book to diversify your reading!

Sarah @ The Everyday Reader lends her cultural anthropology studies to the discussion of diversity in nonfiction, creating an interesting post.

If you haven't tried out the cool Book Map that Guiltless Reading has to track reading diversely, be sure to check it out.

The Well-Read Redhead has a great description of what reading diversely means to her personally.  Plus, she is looking for recs from two countries she's visited and loved.

Holly @ Gun in Act One shares how fiction sparks her interest in reading nonfiction books.

TJ @ My Book Strings is looking for books set in South America.  Can you recommend something?

Melissa Firman shares the Nonfiction books that have helped expand her horizon and appreciate other cultures.

Feminist Texican Reads shares some of her favorite diverse nonfiction.

Caroline @ More Thoughts, Vicar shares her thoughts on diversity and shares some of her recent diverse reads.

Carrie @ Other Women's Stories shares her love of books in a diversity of subjects.

Travis @ headsubhead.com shares what his way of reading diversely looks like.

Bex @ Armchair By the Sea shares how reading diversely for her has not been as diversed as hoped.  Help her out with recommendations!

Leah @ Books Speak Volumes sums up diverse reading really well and has a recommendation of diverse nonfiction for everyone to read!

Wendy @ Wensend is studying Arabic and is interested in nonfiction books about the area!

Olduvai Reads shares how reading Southeast Asian books for a Southeast Asian can still be diverse.



Reviews Added This Week:

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson (The Emerald City Book Review)

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristen Newman (I'm Lost in Books)

The News Sorority by Sheila Weller (Based on a True Story)

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester (Olduvai Reads)

Seven Years in Tiber by Heinrich Harrer (JulzReads)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (River City Reading)

The Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (Love, Laughter, and Insanity)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (An Armchair by the Sea)

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (Olduvai Reads)

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff (Sarah's Book Shelves)

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (Doing Dewey)



Be sure to check out Katie @ Doing Dewey on Monday for the final week of Nonfiction November!

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