It’s Almost Nonfiction November, the Best Time of Year

It’s Almost Nonfiction November, the Best Time of Year

I am so beyond excited to announce that in a few short weeks, Nonfiction November will be back, and with a brand new host: me!

I participated in Nonfiction November last year in my own quirky way by completing all of the though-provoking prompts in a single post, but in 2022 I’m doing it the way it’s meant to be done, one week at a time. And more than that, I’m hosting week 4!

I’m proud to be hosting alongside Katie from Doing Dewey, Rennie from What’s Nonfiction, Christopher from Plucked from the Stacks, and Jaymi from The OC Book Girl. I’ve always been striving to find a place to belong within the book blogging community, and I can think of no greater place than alongside these fantastic bloggers for Nonfiction November.

Nonfiction November 2022 prompt schedule

Here is the schedule with everyone’s prompts:

Week 1 (October 31 – November 4): Your Year in Nonfiction with Katie

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?

Week 2 (November 7 – 11): Book Pairing with Rennie

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title (or another nonfiction!). It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story. Or pair a book with a podcast, film or documentary, TV show, etc. on the same topic or stories that pair together.

Week 3 (November 14 – 18): Stranger Than Fiction with Christopher

This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that almost don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.

Week 4 (November 21 – 25): Worldview Changers with Rebekah

One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our world which you never would have known without it. There’s the intriguing, the beautiful, the appalling, and the profound. What nonfiction book or books has impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Do you think there is one book that everyone needs to read for a better understanding of the world we live in? 

Week 5 (November 28 – Dec 2): New to My TBR with Jaymi

It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book! Pro tip: Start this draft post at the beginning of the month and add to it as your TBR multiplies.

How to participate in Nonfiction November 2022

Every Monday, the host will post the prompt along with a linkup where you can connect your post and see everyone’s responses in the same place! Here’s an example from last year. Browsing everyone’s linked posts is the easiest and most fun way to accidentally grow your TBR a mile long—but at least you’ll have an awesome post for week 5! If you play along, feel free to use any of these great graphics made by Jaymi.

Nonfiction November is meant to be a fun way to get more people to try reading nonfiction, and you don’t need to be a book blogger to participate. In fact, you don’t even need a blog. You can also participate using Instagram by following Jaymi, tagging her in your posts, and using the hashtag #NonfictionBookParty. She has a lot of fun planned, including daily photo challenges, buddy reads, giveaways, and story templates! Here are her daily photo challenges:

A graphic showing a 30-day Nonfiction November reading challenge. Includes prompts like "Foodie Friday," "Science Nerds," "Women's Rights," "Worldview Changers," and "All Time Favorites."

While the main social media party is with Jaymi on Instagram, you can also follow along on Twitter with her, me, Christopher, and Katie! There are so many ways to participate in Nonfiction November. If you don’t post on social media, then we’d love to have you play along by just reading nonfiction on your own and finding new and amazing books through the community.

Are you joining in? If so, what are you most excited about? Let us know!

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