Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2018


“Read more nonfiction” is one of my goals in 2018, so I am happy to join in on this challenge.

Created by Katie of Doing Dewey here are the details and the sign up page.

Rather than a set amount of books or categories, Katie provides suggestions on how you might structure the challenge, but you can create your own goal. Since I am working on a personal American Civil War challenge and other 19th century histories and monographs, this is a perfect challenge for me. I also plan to include more contemporary nonfiction on a variety of subjects.

The challenge also includes quarterly group reads and ‘Twitter Chats.’

This is only a partial list. When I review a book on my blog, I will come back here and link the url.

  1. Silence: In the Age of Noise, Erling Kagge, trans. from the Norwegian by Becky L. Crook.
  2. Our Hearts were Young and Gay, Cornelia Otis Skinner (1942).
  3. Radium Girls, Kate Moore (2017).
  4. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson (2010).
  5. From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature, Randall Fuller (2010).
  6. Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant, Carol Berkin (2009.
  7. Eden’s Outcasts, John Matteson (2007).
  8. Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, Elizabeth Cobbs (2017)

5 thoughts on “Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2018

  1. Pingback: Looking Toward 2018 – Relevant Obscurity

  2. Looks like a good list. From Battlefields Rising looks interesting as does The Warmth of Other Suns. You will be reading lots of interesting history. I hope you have fun with this challenge!

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