Good morning my loves!
Boy does it feel good to be back. This year marks the fifth anniversary of #NonficNovember hosted by the lovely Olive. If you’ve never heard of or participated in this readathon before, let me briefly explain to you what it is.
It’s a month-long readathon that’s primary purpose is to challenge members of the bookish community to read more non-fiction than they would in a typical month. For example, if you don’t usually read any non-fiction, your goal would be to read one, if you usually read one non-fiction book a month, your goal would be to read two or more and so on an so forth. You don’t have to read entirely non-fiction during the month, although that is what I am planning on doing.
There are four prompts this year (although Olive explains that you don’t have to follow them rigidly). They are; design, sport, true and voice. If you’re looking for some recommendations you can head over to Olive’s video here when she goes through what she’s planning on reading too. I don’t plan on following the prompts this year but I am sticking to a general theme: science, medical etc.
I’m coming to realise that placing ‘strict rules’ on myself when it comes to reading and blogging just don’t work for me right now. So while I am bringing you a reading plans post today, I kick myself if I don’t manage to get to them all.
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan
The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience by Guy Leschziner
Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies by Stephen McGann
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
A Short History of Medicine by Steve Parker
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Past Mortems: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors by Carla Valentine
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
And there we have it, my reading plans for next month! I am so excited to get started – these books have been eyeing me from my shelves for too long now. I would love it if you left me links to your reading plans for #NonficNovember!
Peace and pages