I can’t believe it’s Nonfiction November again! I was looking back through my nonfiction posts from last year at this time – like when I talked about some of my favorite nonfiction reads, environmental/public health books I’d like to read, and new nonfiction books added to my to-be-read list from suggestions of other Nonfiction November readers – and to my dismay, I realized how little nonfiction I’ve read this year. I have, however, hoarded more nonfiction books this year than ever before… do I get some sort of extra credit for that?
This year, Nonfiction November will surely be extra fun due to 2X more co-hosts! Leslie (Lu) and Kim are back as co-hosts, with new co-hosts Rebecca and Katie joining in. This event reminds me to read more nonfiction, and I’ve discovered some amazing books, blogs, and bloggers from the last #nonficnov, so I can’t wait to do the same this year! I’m pretty sure it was because of this event that my nonfiction book list grew so much…
From the nonfiction books I read this year, I have three favorites to share with you! I usually like the nonfiction books I read, but it’s hard for me to get excited about them (omg, déjà vu because I wrote this in my first #nonficnov post last year too…) and these three really made me go, “Wow, this is such an eye-opener / and I want to do something about this issue / and then eat bugs for dinner.” You ready? One-sentence summaries below, but click on the titles to read my reviews!
1. Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet by Daniella Martin. Bugs are friendly and delicious and we should all be making waxworm tacos for dinner so that the world doesn’t explode from cow poop.
2. Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin. A revealing, outrage-inducing story about industrial waste and how it affects human health.
3. The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax. Why we spend so much money at that cupcake bakery across the street and why we won’t in a few years (or sooner – did you hear about how Crumbs almost went bankrupt?).
Do you read nonfiction? If so, what are your favorite books this year?