Nonfiction November Week 1
Nonfiction November looks like a fun event to participate in, plus it gives me an incentive to keep writing, so count me in. Here is this week’s discussion prompt:
Your Year in Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Definitely Contemplating the Trinity by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. Not only was it one of my favorite nonfiction books, it was one of my overall favorites this year. It was also invaluable to me as I was writing my homily for Trinity Sunday.
What nonfiction books have you recommended the most?
Three books that I am constantly telling people about are Making Sense Out of Suffering by Peter Kreeft, The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly and Challenge: A Daily Meditation Program Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Mark Link, SJ. All three are life-changing books and are worth reading and rereading.
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
I earned an undergraduate history degree once upon a time, but I haven’t read much history since then. Some of the history books languishing in my Kindle library include The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin, Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph and Frances Gies, and Nelson: The Essential Hero by Ernle Bradford.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I’m hoping it will keep me writing about books and help me to meet and connect with more book bloggers.