CASTE BOOK REVIEW | The book Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson sits in the snow.

America is the Bad Place: A Review of Caste

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson took readers by storm in late 2020, so I was fashionably late reading it at the end of 2023. While something about its ubiquity made me hesitate to read it, it’s intrigued me for years.

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So Many Books, So Little Time: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 5

So Many Books, So Little Time: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 5

This year’s Nonfiction November has left me feeling inspired by the book community, and it’s left my bookshelf overflowing! I can’t wait to share my new towering TBR with you. Luckily Lisa at Hopewell’s Public Library of Life has this week’s prompt, New To My TBR:

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!

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Worldview Shapers | Knowledge is Power: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 4

Worldview Shapers | Knowledge is Power: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 4

Nonfiction November 2023 continues with Week 4: Worldview Shapers, which I am proud to host!

Here’s your prompt:

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 have impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way? Is there one book that made you rethink everything? Do you think there is a book that should be required reading for everyone?

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Cave Of Bones Is Irresponsible For So Many Reasons

Cave Of Bones Is Irresponsible For So Many Reasons

Author’s Note: It feels odd to be putting out a post right now that, while important, feels relatively trivial compared to what is going on in Palestine right now. There is a US-sponsored genocide occurring as I write this. Both the United States and Israel want you to think the “situation” is “too complicated” for you to condemn genocide and apartheid. It is not. Please take the time to learn about the history of Israel and its violent colonization of Palestine. I hope to have blog posts sharing what I learn in these books—some of which are free right now—up in the near future and as a continual part of my blog.

Free Palestine. 🇵🇸

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The Designer’s Favorite Book Covers: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 2

The Designer’s Favorite Book Covers: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 2

Today, Frances of Volatile Rune kicked off Week 2 of Nonfiction November! Here’s her prompt, Choosing Nonfiction:

What are you looking for when you pick up a nonfiction book? Do you have a particular topic you’re attracted to? Do you have a particular writing style that works best? When you look at a nonfiction book, does the title or cover influence you? If so, share a title or cover which you find striking.

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Social Justice Reads: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 1

Social Justice Reads: Nonfiction November 2023, Week 1

You know Nonfiction November is going to be packed when it gets started before November does! The other hosts and I have so much planned for you all that we just couldn’t wait. As I said last week, I truly do love this event. It’s hard to find folks in the book blogging community who want to talk nonfiction, but in November, that all changes. It’s nonfiction’s moment and she is ready for it.

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Nonfiction November 2023 is Coming Soon

Nonfiction November 2023 is Coming Soon

Fall is here, which means it’s almost time for Nonfiction November 2023!

Reading and blogging challenges are a huge part of book blog culture, but since I am an exclusively nonfiction book blogger, Nonfiction November is the one I wait for all year. And next week, it’s finally back!

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Not Yours to Reclaim: A Review of Reclaiming Two-Spirits

Not Yours to Reclaim: A Review of Reclaiming Two-Spirits

I wanted to like Gregory D. Smithers’ 2022 book Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America. It was my first Two-Spirit read, so I felt compelled to like the book due to the subject matter. But I found myself plodding through it for over a month, never seeming to have the energy or motivation to keep going.

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On Writing White: A Review of On Writing Well

On Writing White: A Review of On Writing Well

“This is the book that changed my life. If you only read one, make it this one.”

These words from a trusted fellow reader (and writer) were all it took for me to crack open William Zinsser’s On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.

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Hi, I'm an atheist! by David G. McAfee

The Repackaged Atheist Book No One Asked For

To be an atheist means to not believe in God. Nothing more. Nothing less.

I just saved you $15.

David G. McAfee’s Hi, I’m an Atheist!: What That Means and How to Talk About It with Others caught my eye as I was wandering my favorite bookstore a couple of weeks ago. I had never heard of the book or of McAfee, so for only $15, I gave it a try. I hoped that this pocket-sized guide might fill a gap in atheist literature on how to come out to others.

It didn’t. 

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