Well it is November and for reading that means I participate in Non-Fiction November. All that means is I make a concerted effort to read mostly or all non-fiction for this month. Although I do like memoirs and autobiographies and read through them easier, non-fiction dealing with particular topics is a bit tougher for me. I find they are repetitive and take a long time to make their points and I get slogged down in that. But this month always helps me make that push. The last couple of years I have found that audiobooks have helped a lot with my non-fiction reading.
The Read Your Bookshelf Challenge prompt for this month is "A Book That Makes You Feel Cozy or Nostalgic". The prompt is a bit odd for me as it begs the quesiton: "How do I know what book makes me feel cozy or nostalgic if I haven't yet read it?". But I did find a couple that brought up thoughts of nostalgia or coziness so I chose a Julie Andrews autobiography because if anyone makes me feel nostalgic is Julie Andrews with memories of childhood viewings of Mary Poppins and Sound of Music. Still two of my favorite all time movies. I also threw in the Francine Rivers collection to get another story read out of there because biblical fiction always makes me feel cozy. I'm on #4 in the series: Unspoken. And the book by Phil Callaway is in there for this prompt because he is a humorist and his books always make me laugh and he talks a lot about family stories so there is nostalgia there.
The other books chosen are just random books off my non-fiction pile that caught my attention. And a fiction book in case I get too bogged down in the non-fiction.
READ YOUR BOOKSHELF CHALLENGE & NON-FICTION NOVEMBER
~ Home Work: A memoir of my Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton
~ Laughing Matters: Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks by Phil Calloway
~ Lineage of Grace: Unspoken (Bathsheba's story) by Francine Rivers
~ Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy by Karen James
~ Job by Charles Swindoll
~ It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst
~ Keeping My Sister's Secrets by Beezy Marsh
~ All My Mother's Secrets by Beezy Marsh
BOOK PURCHASED IN 2020 -2022
~ Facing Fear by Nik Wallenda
~ You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado
~ Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart (finished)
~ Ask It by Andy Stanley (finished)
~ What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times by Holley Gerth
What are you reading in November? Any good non-fiction on your radar?