As I’ve said numerous times in the past, I read a LOT of horror. And If you look at my blog posts, you will notice I also read mysteries from time to time. Well I also read some non-fiction stuffs. Mostly the topics on non-fiction can fall in to 3 categories- animals, history and science. Normally I will sprinkle the non-fiction books through out the year. I don’t normally like to read them back to back to back because non-fiction takes me longer because I like to really mull over the info dumps I’m getting from the topics I’m reading.
I don’t like sappy animal books. I am much more interested in the evolution of animals and the domestication of species, as well as animal behavior studies. For science, I love reading about the brain, psychology, genes, evolution and space topics. Now for history, I am not that wild about anything too modern. I am much more in to ancient history, like the study of old bones, fossils, early human life, early or lost civilizations, that sort of thing. Occasionally I will read a modern history topic, but it has to be something that REALLY interests me, normally in the vein of medical, true crime, or pulp related subjects.
Well, in 2018, I haven’t read anything non-fiction since January when I read Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder (which was an excellent book by the way). I normally read more in a year but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to reading as much non-fiction. Oh, I’ve been BUYING plenty of non-fiction this year (see above picture)… I just haven’t read it yet…
I am declaring next month is Non-fiction November! I have been stacking my newest non-fiction up on my shelf and I have been waiting to dive on in. I don’t think I will be able to read all of them in November, but I’m going to try and read as much of them as I can. I’m not sure which one I want to start with, either! Hmm… too many choices! I’m normally a lot slower at reading non-fiction, but I can’t wait to try and tackle this TBR pile. 😀 I hope I can at least get a few of them read before December rolls around. I also will have to squeeze in my book club books, but I’m hoping it won’t be too difficult.
5 thoughts on “Non-Fiction November”
I read some non-fiction. I need to share more reviews. Good luck this month. My month will be a Cozy November theme. I need a break from all of the horror this month. LOL
A break from horror? What’s this you speak of?? :O I’m sure you probably already have some titles picked out, but I’d like to make a suggestion…. https://www.goodreads.com/series/41372 This series is a fun one. 😀 The 6th book just came out after an almost 10 year hiatus.
I’ve got the radium girls on my TBR list for this month as well. I love putting non fiction first for the whole month of November. Happy reading!
I just finished Radium Girls today. It was really good, but also very frustrating at what happened to those women. 🙂 Have fun reading it!
Thanks! I just started it today!