Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

#NonFicNov 2018, Week 1 ~ My Year in Nonfiction

My favorite spooky book blogging events lead into my second favorite book blogging event: Nonfiction November! Each week a new host will present a new topic.

Week 1: (Oct. 29 to Nov. 2) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness): 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?

As is usual for me, I’ve read quite a few books on magic. The Secret History of Magic by Jim Steinmeyer & Peter Lamont has been a stand out, even if I was a little disappointed by some aspects. I also seem to have read a bit more historical crime this year. The Burglar Was Caught by a Skeleton by Jeremy Clay was a fun romp through sensational newspaper stories of the past, and Heaven’s Ditch by Jack Kelly provided an in-depth look at the history of New York as the Erie Canal was being built (and the murder and double-dealing that went along with that).

But my very favorite of the year, thus far, isn’t from either of those categories. It’s  The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and I’ve recommended it a few times since I finished reading it a few months ago.

I love Nonfiction November because it’s a chance to geek-out about a “genre” that sometimes doesn’t get much love and find the next book or subject that I didn’t know I wanted to know about. And spend sometime reading nonfiction too!

My November TBR

Memoirs of an Elusive Moth: Disappearing Nightly with Harry Blackstone and his Show of 1001 Wonders Magic in Theory: An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz