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Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 | Stephanie Harvey
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A guide to bringing nonfiction into the curriculum in third through eighth-grade classrooms, with strategies and ideas for reading nonfiction, conducting research, and writing reports.
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Added 2 more to my Nonfiction Bingo card this May.

The World Without Us, as #SomethingWithADeath, in this case the death of humans


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, as #SomethingByAPOC


Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mreads I waited for it a long time too, but I thought it was worth the wait! 2w
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Card covered!

Thanks a bunch for this challenge, Melissa! 🤗#nonfiction2019

kspenmoll Congrat! Some great books!!!🎉🎉 2mo
Addison_Reads Great job! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉. Good for you! That‘s wonderful! 2mo
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SW-T Impressive! Great job 😊 2mo
RealBooks4ever Congratulations!! 🏆🎉 2mo
britt_brooke @SW-T Thank you! 2mo
britt_brooke @RealBooks4ever Thanks! 😙 2mo
Amiable Yay! Great job! Which book was your favorite? (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke @Amiable Thanks! 💚 There were so many great ones. Becoming and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings were my favorites, but I also loved Chelsea Handler‘s new one and Gross Anatomy. Those were all 5 stars. Oh, and The Best Cook in the World was absolutely wonderful! (edited) 2mo
Amiable @britt_brooke Thanks for the heads up on some good titles! I also enjoyed “Becoming” for this challenge and had already read “Caged Bird,” but haven‘t read the others you‘ve mentioned. (edited) 2mo
Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Way to go!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Damnnnnnnnn! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola ☺️☺️☺️ 1mo
Megabooks Awesome!! Great job! 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 💚 1mo
Smarkies Great job! I may probably only get a couple of columns covered for mine. 😂😂 1mo
britt_brooke @Smarkies That‘s still an accomplishment! 1mo
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Updating my #Nonfiction2019 with 3 more this month:

Unmentionable ~ Something Written By a Woman
The View From Flyover County ~ Something From Another Point of View

And last but not least,
Feminasty ~ Something About a Movement ...a bit of an unexpected find and pick, but my feminism needs that 👍

IamIamIam Ooh, I may need to print this out for safe keeping!! Lol 2mo
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#Nonfiction2019 Another interesting Litsy Readathon from @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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Only 5 more to fill my card! #nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Whoo hoo! I‘m amazed at how quickly some of you are filling these up! Great work! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go you! Great job. My card is nearly full also. Love me some good nonfiction! 3mo
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britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 💚 I do, too. It‘s been an easy (and fun) challenge simply because half of my reading is usually nonfiction. Yours probably is, too? 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Definitely at least half. And the funny part is, I never used to read much NF at all. Times change! 3mo
Carleneishere I know you didn‘t ask for suggestions, but the graphic novel version of The Doary of Anne Frank is lovely if you need a book with pictures! 3mo
britt_brooke @Carleneishere I always love suggestions, so thank you! 3mo
kspenmoll This is wonderful!!!‘ 2mo
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Updating my card for March, and I‘m just going to add Unmentionable too since I‘ll most likely finish it today anyway.


Riveted_Reader_Melissa I added Mayor Pete as “something I wasn‘t looking for”, because I had never heard of him until he showed up this campaign season and sounded interesting. And Kamala Harris could have fit for so many, but I used her book for “something I saw on Litsy”, I blame them both on #ReadTheCandidates and @MelissaSue81 #blameitonLitsty (edited) 3mo
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My first book of the year was “Becoming”, so it‘s #SomethingYouPick
Then I decided I‘d read some of my #MountTBR of Obama/Trump books before they got too outdated, so I followed up with:
“Fear” many #UnlikelyCharacters
“Shade” #SomethingWithPicture
“Thanks, Obama” #SomethingWithPolitics

And then:
“Sapiens” #SomethingWithHistory
“ColorOfLaw” #SomethingWithLaw
“We‘re Going to Need More Wine” which is VERY #SomethingPersonal


Lindy Zooming along. Good work! 4mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
xxjenadanxx What app do you use to add the book covers to the bingo boxes? 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @xxjenadanxx I take a screenshot of them in Goodreads, and then use an app called Over 3mo
xxjenadanxx @Riveted_Reader_Melissa perfect, that‘s just what I needed to know! Thank you for helping me out :) 3mo
LeticiaToraci Where can I find an empty bingo card picture? 2mo
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Big Litsy catch up. I finished 3 #nonfiction reads over the past few days. This is where my #nonfiction2019 board stands!

Karkar Wow almost a blackout bingo! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow, you will have coverall in no time! 4mo
Megabooks @Karkar That‘s what I‘m going for!! 4mo
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Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I might have to try to do it again in the second half of the year. So much fun! Thank you! 4mo
AnneFindsJoy Awesome! Wow! 🙌📚 you are so close to finishing and it‘s only March! (edited) 4mo
Megabooks @AnneFindsJoy Thanks! 😊 I‘m really enjoying nonfiction this year. 4mo
Reviewsbylola Killin it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thanks friend! 3mo
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Updating my #NonFiction2019 card for the month!

Slow but steady!👍😉

Hooked_on_books Hmmmm...I see a theme here! 4mo
Megabooks Doing great! 4mo
Amiable Ha—I was planning to read the same book for the “unlikeable character” box! 😆 4mo
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#nonfiction2019 | Moving right along, but still no bingo. 😆 I‘ve been reading randomly and fitting them where I can so far, but now I‘m going to have focus on the remaining boxes. Going for cover all.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great work so far! We are only 2 months in, you have tons of time left! 4mo
britt_brooke @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don‘t know why I‘m rushing, lol! 4mo
Frecks-Booklover4life I need this BINGO card! 2019 includes more non fiction for me! This is a great way to get it in! 4mo
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britt_brooke @Frecks-Booklover4life Scroll down a bit on the tagged book and you should find a blank one. Join in! The fantastic @Riveted_Reader_Melissa is the creator. 4mo
vivastory I've been recommending Bad Blood to a lot of my colleagues 4mo
Megabooks Great job!! 🍾🍾 4mo
britt_brooke @vivastory It‘s such a crazy story! I can‘t believe it went on as long as it did. 4mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks!! 😙 4mo
Amiable Wasn‘t the Steve Jobs book good? I read it a few years ago and was surprised by how absorbing it was. 4mo
britt_brooke @Amiable It really was! There was so much I didn‘t know. 4mo
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We‘ve added a ton of new nonfiction in the children‘s section at the #library recently! I‘m excited to share NEW books with the kids this spring. #librarylife

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And here‘s my own #Nonfiction2019 update for January!

Something I Picked: I used my first book of the year, Becoming
Something With Pictures: Shade
Something With an Unlikable Character: Fear

hermyknee How do I get a blank #nonfiction2019 bingo board? I‘m trying to read more nonfiction this year and I think this would be so helpful! 4mo
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Thanks to #audiobooks I was able to really increase my book time in January & I completed a bunch of nonfiction boxes for #NonFiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think my favorites were Not My Father‘s Son & We Are Going To Need More Wine. Looking forward to reading more nonfiction in February 🤓

Megabooks I need to read Not My Father‘s Son! I enjoyed Union‘s book, too. 5mo
Cinfhen It was SO GOOD @Megabooks but lots of TW for verbal abuse, neglect, some physical violence too 😢😭😭Alan Cumming is brilliant and his reading is incredible 💙 5mo
TrishB I‘ll probably congratulate myself for hitting the high of one 😁 5mo
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Simona Your reading speed is in the highest gear 😘 5mo
Cinfhen I hit 20 books in January @Simona It was a very good month😊♥️🙏🏻 5mo
Cinfhen Really @TrishB ?!!!?! I could see you enjoying NF 5mo
TrishB I‘m really picky about my NF and so don‘t end up reading a lot of it. Mostly history or political stuff in the end. I like to escape into fiction! 5mo
Simona Very serious number❣️ 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m a very serious reader 😘😘😘😘 @Simona Hope all is well ♥️ 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow! That‘s a lot of NF in one month. 4mo
Cinfhen I hit 20 books in January @4thhouseontheleft 😊😜and I think I preferred the NF more than the fiction 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! 4mo
Simona Yes, life is slowly going in normal direction, finally! Thank you 🙏 for asking ♥️ 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy to hear that 😘 @Simona 4mo
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#nonfiction2019 | So far, I‘m reading whatever I want then fitting books into the bingo card as I can. It‘s going well!

Christine And dang, those are some good books! 5mo
britt_brooke @Christine Definitely no complaints here! Well, except The Argonauts. 🙅🏼‍♀️ 5mo
Reviewsbylola Great job! That‘s how I started off with #pop19 too. 5mo
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Reagan-reads I bailed on The Argonauts 😬 was not into it. 5mo
mom2bugnbee Bad Blood is on my library hold list. Did you enjoy it? 5mo
CBee What is POC? 🤔 5mo
britt_brooke @Reagan-reads It was truly awful. I should‘ve bailed. 5mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee It‘s crazy! Totally infuriating, but fascinating. 4⭐️ 5mo
britt_brooke @CBee It‘s person of color 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looking good! 5mo
britt_brooke @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for putting this together! 💚 5mo
Amiable I'm reading whatever I want and fitting them on the card, too. It's almost too totally random--I may never actually get a bingo at this rate! 😀 5mo
britt_brooke @Amiable It‘ll take me forever to get bingo, too. 😆 I‘m just going for card cover .... however long it takes! (edited) 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @britt_brooke You are welcome, it‘s been adding tons of new books to my own TBR list! 4mo
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I just finished The Good Nurse, a story of the “Angel of Death in eastern PA/Western NJ. #unlikablecharacter. #nonfiction2019

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I read nonfiction for learning, for improving, #forgood. And I always love recommendations, so if you have any must read nonfiction reads, please let me know!


AthenaWins By the way, they are history books. Not paranormal. Lol 5mo
DivineDiana Two of my favorite: 5mo
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Kimberlone Anything by Jon Krakauer. My favorite is 5mo
Emilymdxn Anything at all by Naomi Klein!! I adore her. Can‘t decide if This Changes Everything or No Logo was my fave 5mo
Moray_Reads Anything by Gavin Francis. Especially this one 5mo
vivastory I'm trying to read more NF 5mo
Kalalalatja @AthenaWins @DivineDiana @Kimberlone @Moray_Reads @Emilymdxn thanks for the recs all! They sound great 👌 @vivastory me too! I‘m really starting to enjoy reading NF 5mo
Moray_Reads I think you would like them too @vivastory 5mo
vivastory @Moray_Reads Those sound great. Definitely moving to the top of my TBR. How are you? I haven't talked to you in awhile. 5mo
Moray_Reads @vivastory I'm well thanks! Real life had been a bit full on (in a good way) so I'm not finding quite so much time for reading and Litsy at the moment but I am still lurking. Hope you're well too ❤️ 5mo
vivastory I'm doing well. Adjusting to my new job, although having trouble with the winter weather. Are you going to be participating in #24in48 this weekend? 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Likewise, but for women, The Beauty Myth 4mo
Kalalalatja @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks for all the great recs! All added to my tbr 🙌 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kalalalatja I hope you enjoy them and learn as much as I did. 4mo
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And here‘s my final #Nonfiction2018 for the year that was... it was a very good year, reading-wise!!

8little_paws Great selection here! 5mo
SW-T Nice selections! 5mo
LazyDays Nice! How did you like Jan. pick? I tried reading it got distracted and haven't gone back. 5mo
PaperbackPirate Shrill was on my favorites list in 2017 & Born a Crime is on my favorites list in 2018. Thank you for sharing your list! 5mo
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This challenge is too tempting not to try! Will do my best @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad you are joining us! 6mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m going to join this too! I want to really read deeply into nonfiction this year, what a great idea! 6mo
DivineDiana @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
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DivineDiana @CoffeeK8 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
TiredLibrarian I'm not a challenge person, but I want to read more NF & would love to see what others are reading! 📚😊 6mo
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I'm going to give this one a try for next year. It looks like fun. #Nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad to have you join us! 6mo
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I‘m going to throw my hat into this challenge for next year. I‘m not signing up for as many challenges as I did last year, but this is pretty doable. Nonfiction is one of my go to genres, and I‘m sure there are books I‘ve already reading for other challenges that will fit. Thanks for the #nonfiction2019 , @Riveted_Reader_Melissa !

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You are so welcome and thanks for joining us! 6mo
Bianca This is great! I've been looking for something like this for next year. 6mo
Exbrarian I like it. I‘m in. 6mo
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I realized that @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ‘s #nonfiction2019 reading challenge fits in perfectly with some of my already established reading goals for next year, so I‘m in!

Aiming to complete a bingo or two rather than the whole board.

Thank you to @Cinfhen for sharing as I missed the original post a few weeks ago!

AmyG Maybe I will give this a whirl, too. Thanks. 6mo
Samplergal I‘m going to do this. I read a lot of non fiction throughout the year, so I‘ll see how it goes. 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG Yay! @Samplergal So do I! I think I averaged about 2/month for 2018. 6mo
Cinfhen I agree, Alisia...I think this is very approachable and I‘m not gonna stress myself out with trying to complete the entire board. I‘ll just see where the reading Gods take me. 6mo
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I somehow missed this original post but #NonFictionMatters and This #NonFiction2019 challenge hosted by @Riveted_Reader_Melissa looks super fun 🙌🏻💕🤓 Can‘t wait to join in 🥳🥳🥳

Kaye Oh, boy. Look at that. I‘ve been steering clear of reading challenges for the past couple of years , but this one looks interesting since I like NF so much. Maybe I can combine it with librarybelle‘s sates challenge. I‘ll see. 🧐 6mo
Cinfhen Go for it @kaye 💟The prompts are pretty open ended that you can probably find some really good options without having to really stress yourself out. I‘d like to complete all 25 prompts but I‘ll be satisfied with 2 completed Bingos 😜 (edited) 6mo
Kaye That‘s an idea. I didn‘t think of just doing a bingo line. I was thinking of covering the whole card. I might just give it a go. Thanks ♥️ 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for reposting and joining! And yes, @Cinfhen and @Kaye that was my thought, make them very very open to interpretation and people can go for 1 bingo line, or more depending on their comfort level. Last year we just did a, read 1 per month, but that made it hard to get to some of my chunkier reads, like Doris Kearns Goodwin. 6mo
squirrelbrain Looks fab, but I *really* shouldn‘t do any more challenges.... Did too many this year, although i achieved them. However I like @kaye ‘s idea as I‘m definitely doing the States challenge. I‘m also going to read my Penguin 60s this year and my Penguin Modern Fiction shorts so might cheat with those! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s not cheating @squirrelbrain if your already planned TBR fits the challenge prompts 😉I just like the idea of reading more #nonfiction @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 6mo
Megabooks Thanks for the tag. 😁 I‘m going to try. I read enough nonfiction, but I think I‘m going to focus on #booked2019 and see where the chips fall. I‘m still not quite healthy and trying to keep the pressure low. 6mo
Cinfhen Definitely no pressure!!! I just know how much NF you read so I thought I‘d share @Megabooks I‘m excited that you‘re trying #Booked2019 💕Happy New Year 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m glad you shared! 😘😘 I miss a lot because I‘m generally on later at night. Things are just a bit topsy-turvy right now. 6mo
Cinfhen I miss stuff too because of the time difference so I‘m happy to share whenever I can @Megabooks ❤️ 6mo
britt_brooke I missed this, too. Thanks for reposting! I may give it a shot. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 6mo
Cinfhen Yay!! @britt_brooke I think over the course of a year we can knock off most if not all of these prompts 🤓 6mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I agree! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I missed this too, but read a lot of non-fiction and could do this with what I am already planning on reading! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Do you have a planner where you list all your challenges?! Idk how you keep them straight! 6mo
Cinfhen I do @Reviewsbylola but yesterday after seeing @Mdargusch #BuJo I decided I want to #BuJo too!!! So I just ordered a ton of shit on Amazon to get my #BuJoRolling 😊 6mo
Reviewsbylola Ooooh can‘t wait to see!! 6mo
Captivatedbybooks Your going to LOVE bujo‘ing! 6mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!! Happy New Year 💕🎊🥂 @Captivatedbybooks 🎉🎉🎉Im ridiculously excited!!!!! (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen Do u bujo @Captivatedbybooks (edited) 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @Cinfhen yup have been for about 2/3 yrs now 6mo
Cinfhen Im gonna need tips from you @Captivatedbybooks SHARE whatever u think I need to know!!!! Please 🙏🏻 6mo
Captivatedbybooks Shoot me an email jennyr0528@gmail.com 6mo
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As time goes by, I find I‘m enjoying nonfiction more and more. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa is hosting another nonfiction challenge for 2019, and it could provide the inspiration I need to read it a bit more. #nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you so much for posting and joining in. I‘ve found the more NF I read, the more I find ones that interest me, it‘s getting started that‘s the hardest part. 6mo
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I‘m continuing our nonfiction reading into next year, and I was thinking of spicing up my nonfiction reading a bit. Instead of just one a month, making it a bit more of a game.

For anyone interested in joining me, just take a screenshot and cross them off as you go, and let us know what you read for each. I purposefully left these very open to interpretation, I want them to be fun, not stressful.


Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TorieStorieS What do you think? 6mo
Adam86uk I've got a line... I think... what does something with music mean? A book with a song in it? 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Adam86uk Could be, or a book about a singer, band, dancer, maybe the book has a scene with music in it or they go to a musical show of some kind. It‘s up to you. (edited) 6mo
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TorieStorieS So fun!!! I love it!!!! Looking forward to this for 2019!!!! 6mo
SW-T Nice! Thanks for putting it together 😊 6mo
Rudis I might try this! 6mo
Q84 I might be in! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Rudis @Q84 Please feel free to join in, we‘re a low key bunch, just trying to encourage each other to read some, any, or more non-fiction. 6mo
RachelO This looks great - I think I‘ll join you! 25 is probably out of the question, but I‘m sure I could cross off a few lines 🤞 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @RachelO Funny you should say that, I thought about trying for 2 nonfiction a month, which would be 24, but decided against it. I have some big ones on my TBR list that I know will take some time to get through, like Team of Rivals, so I wanted a challenge that would give me time for some of those bigger nonfiction reads too. So I also will aim for a few lines, but not all 25. 6mo
RachelO @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Perfect! I‘m definitely in, in that case 😊 - and that looks like a seriously chunky read! 6mo
Simona Interesting challenge! I like nonfiction books, and I think that I can do this. I‘m in! 6mo
Q84 I'm interested and I have enough none fiction books I need to read on my shelves so I'll see what I can get in :) 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Simona Yes! Glad to have you join us. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Q84 I‘m same way, lots of nonfiction sitting on my to-read shelf! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m in!! The bingo card is a great idea! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is what I‘m doing for #Nonfiction2019 @Gezemice 6mo
Gezemice Oh nice! I will follow along. I have been reading quite a bit of nonfiction lately! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yes, I wanted to make it a bit more free form. This year it was to read at least 1 a month, but I found that steered me away from the longer ones like The Gene or Team of Rivals, so I wanted a challenge that didn‘t require 1 a month necessarily. 6mo
rachelm Joining! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rachelm Yay! Great to have you! 6mo
nudibranch This looks great! Joining! 😊 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @nudibranch Great to have you! And again, welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Julsmarshall What a great way to get more nonfiction read! I look forward to joining you! 6mo
saguarosally This may work. Something different. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Julsmarshall Glad to have you join in! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @saguarosally That‘s what I was going for...something fun to encourage my nonfiction reading! 6mo
AnansiGirl I think I can give this one a try for next year. 👍🏻 6mo
Bookzombie I‘m in! Starting with this one first! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Bookzombie I have that one to read too! 6mo
rjsthumbelina I totally want to do this for 2019! That will make 4 different reading challenges... but we'll see what happens! 🙃 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rjsthumbelina Rhata when I look for things that will crossover and can be used for 2 challenges!😉 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here it is @hermyknee I hope it helps. 4mo
hermyknee Thank you!!! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @hermyknee You‘re welcome! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Frecks-Booklover4life Here it is if you didn‘t find it already. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here‘s the #Nonfiction2019 bingo card if you want that one @Drocchio03 2mo
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#NonfictionNovember was very successful. So many great reads. (Post 2 of 2)

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#NonfictionNovember was very successful. So many great reads.. (post 1 of 2)

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My nonfiction update for the year, one more month to go...we got this!!


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#NonfictionNovember was a success! It‘s not all I read, but I did get 10 NF reads in. And my favorite of the month was a NF - Blackout by Sarah Hepola.

Freespirit Amazing work..I must read more non fiction 😊 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job!! 7mo
Sweettartlaura @Freespirit the more of it you read, the more you like it 🙂. You also come to know what you like better. I avoided it for so long. Now I read at least 2 or 3 NF a month ❤️ 7mo
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Round 4 of #lmpbc is open! I‘ve done two rounds so far and had a lot of fun, definitely read books I would not have picked up myself. But this time I thought I‘d ask - Would anyone be into doing an all #nonfiction group? I‘m in group N if you‘d like to join me! Link below for details and sign ups! #lmpbc @suvata

jmofo I love so much non-fiction (except with lots of battles, I sometimes lose track of what with war books if there isn‘t enough biography or social history to ground me). I already signed up with another group but would be open to buddy reading or mark up with you any ole time! 8mo
Trashcanman I would, I signed up for you group N. Non fiction is my Jam. @jmofo to bad you're in another group. 8mo
jmofo @Trashcanman mine too, but I like the classics too. I didn‘t see that group until I signed up for f. If you guys don‘t get four people, let me know, maybe I can do two groups. 8mo
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parttimedomestic @jmofo that‘s so nice! but I‘m sure we can find another couple people. I‘ll let you know if we don‘t, though! 8mo
parttimedomestic @Trashcanman awesome! Welcome! 8mo
jb72 I just signed up for your group N. This will be my first time participating. I love nonfiction especially science, environmental and memoir type books. 8mo
parttimedomestic @jb72 Yay! I‘m so looking forward to it! 8mo
bookcollecter Hello...I'm also in group N 😁 8mo
parttimedomestic @bookcollecter awesome! Just replied to your email! 8mo
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Still going strong here!
How‘s everyone else doing?

MallenNC I need to pull my list together but I‘ve definitely done at least one nonfiction each month. 11mo
charl08 Love the graphic! 11mo
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Not quite as heavy in non-fiction as I read last year, but I am meeting my goal of at least 1 every month. With the Great American Read reads and some huge tomes and chunksters that I want to work on this summer, I expect my rate of nonfiction to stay about the same. But with all of that going on, I‘m happy with my progress here too.


InLibrisVeritas Well done! I see a few I need to get around to. I need to set a goal like this. I read a ton of nonfiction in 2016 and 2017, and I have barely touched it this year. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas I think it‘s harder this year because the real world is so serious right now, fiction makes a great and much needed escape. 12mo
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Very true. Nonfiction was how I coped with feeling powerless in 2016 and 2017, but I think the real world has worn me back down to my comfort zones. 12mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas I agree, but I‘m going to try to push back a bit this summer. Lots of fun reads with social commentary, Star Wars & Pratchett & Tolkien, and a few well picked and timely non-fiction like Schindler‘s List and John Lewis‘s Walking With the Wind...that just seem like they are at the right time and I should definitely be reading them now. (edited) 12mo
CoffeeK8 Great choices this month! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeK8 Thank you! You‘ve been reading some great ones too and adding some to my to read list. 12mo
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Hi Bookish Peeps! It‘s my turn to pick our next book for book club and I want a thought provoking nonfiction book. I‘m looking for something true crime-ish. I‘m also open to memoirs, biographies or medical field-ish books. Your recommendations are greatly appreciated! 🤓👍

ReadingRover I recently read Missoula and it was amazing. So messed up how rape is handled in our culture especially with in a college town. I highly recommend it. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well I don‘t do true crime, but I‘m currently reading When They Call You A Terrorist, about one of the founders of the Black Lives Movement and it‘s very good. (edited) 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Otherwise I highly recommend The New Jim Crow to everyone since I read it.... it‘s definitely thought provoking and discussion starting, and very topical! (edited) 13mo
Mdargusch Devil in the White City or In Cold Blood 13mo
Weaponxgirl @Mdargusch these are excellent suggestions for true crime 13mo
TiredLibrarian My group did this; it's a great book for discussion because it touches on so many issues. And it's a pageturner! 13mo
TiredLibrarian Older but very timely; a developmentally disabled girl is raped by members of a HS football team; delves into the culture, trial, etc. 13mo
Blaire This is memoir and medical...would be fun to discuss and is great on audio. My bookclub also all loved Henrietta lacks. 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @Julsmarshall I loved this book. Thanks! @ReadingRover This has been on my TBR list for years. Thanks for the reminder! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Empty Mansions - I second @LeahBergen ‘s choice! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read When They Call You a Terrorist—so good! The New Jim Crow is one of my top choices. Thanks! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @Mdargusch Devil in the White City was our last nonfiction pick—so good! In Cold Blood has been on my list for a while. Thanks for the reminder! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @RebelReader I enjoyed Lab Girl. I‘m adding The Sound of Gravel because it sounds interesting... 41 kids?! 😳😳😳 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @TiredLibrarian We‘ve read Henrietta Lacks and Garden of Good and Evil—both great! I‘m adding After the Eclipse and Our Guys—the synopsis‘ sound interesting. Thanks! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @writerlibrarian Loved that one. Thanks! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @Blaire We‘ve read Devil in the White City and Brain on Fire—both were excellent. Thanks! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @LeahBergen I recommend Five Days at Memorial to everyone. It‘s so good. I‘m adding Empty Mansions to the list. Thanks!! 13mo
Bookchipmunk Just out in paperback. A look back at a unknown history that is definitely relevant to the present day. 13mo
keithmalek "The Birthday Party" by Stanley Alpert 13mo
FantasyChick In Cold Blood by Trueman Capote, A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard, Hope:A Memoir of Survival by Amanda Berry, Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs.....just to name a few. All excellent true crime stories. 13mo
Richryan52 Can‘t find you on Goodreads for some reason 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @vivastory Great choices! Thanks! @Bookchipmunk I enjoyed that one. Thanks! @Redwritinghood Ooo sounds interesting! Thanks! @keithmalek Added. Thanks!! 13mo
Books_Wine_Repeat @FantasyChick Lots of good choices. Thanks! 13mo
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I haven‘t bought any more books (yet), but I‘m continually surprised by the selection of nonfiction in Icelandic bookstores! They are really tempting my on my current nonfiction kick 👍

Edit: after scrolling through 14 hours of Litsy posts, I realised this pic fits perfectly for @callielafleur ‘s giveaway. Congrats on your milestone! #LitsyisthebestINT

BiblioLitten Lot of really good titles! 1y
callielafleur Oooo Icelandic bookstores. That is a trip I'll have to make soon. 1y
Kalalalatja @BiblioLitten I could stare at them for hours! @callielafleur Iceland is amazing! 👏 1y
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Since I‘ve seen a few new people from #LibraryThing asking about Litsy Challenges, I thought I‘d post updates from a few of mine, with briefish explanations. This one is my #Nonfiction2018, the idea is to read at least one nonfiction each month. It was created by @Booksandcooks , but I‘m hosting it this year. Almost finished with my March read now.

readinginthedark I‘ve been doing it! How did you make this nifty picture? 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @readinginthedark I pulled up a free calendar graphic in google images, then opened an app called Over, I used the calendar as my background and photos of the books from Goodreads (screenshot and cropped to just the cover), and just placed them overtop the background. 1y
Megabooks Yea! I read one in January and February, and I‘ve almost finished my March one. Thanks for keeping it alive! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Booksandcooks You‘re welcome! It‘s an excellent one! 1y
CoffeeK8 @Booksandcooks I‘ve been doing it too! I‘ll have to post mine! 1y
sammisho @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I didn't realize you were hosting this year! I participated last year with @Booksandcooks and just continued this year on my own! I need to go back and tag you in all my NF reads! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @sammisho That‘s how I started too, and I couldn‘t convince her to rehost, so it‘s me this year...she‘s still reading with us though, she even commented above. 1y
Megabooks @sammisho So glad you‘re continuing on!! 😃😃 1y
Megabooks @CoffeeK8 Yay!! 🎉🎉📚 1y
readinginthedark Thanks! I‘ll have to make one of these! 1y
Gezemice Oh. I was forgetting what the nonfiction challenge was. That I am fulfilling no problem. 1y
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I know a bunch of you are looking for narrative nonfiction this year for specific reading challenges or just for #nonfiction2018. This is a pretty great list I found on the web. I‘ve read a few of these already and liked then, and I have a bunch of others from this list in my #TBRList


DivineDiana Thank you! 📚 1y
Amiable Narrative nonfiction is one of my favorite genres--thanks for this! And I've only read 20 of the ones on the list, so this is a great resource. 👍🏼 (edited) 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amiable You‘re welcome! Based on how many I read and really liked, it‘s apparently one of mine too. 1y
minkyb Thanks for posting! 1y
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CSeydel 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
CSeydel Oh. Are they all memoirs? I haven‘t read any of the books in the nonfiction poll. 1y
8little_paws Omg I don't know what to think of this. I mean, yay more book commentary, but the ToB inevitably makes me want to throw a rock through a window. 1y
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8little_paws @BarbaraBB they routinely do underdog picks just to be contrary imo. 1y
BarbaraBB @8little_paws I think that‘s true, you‘re right! But they also bring very good books on my radar I never would have read otherwise don‘t you think? 1y
8little_paws @barbarabb not for me personally. I don't like a lot of their picks. I look to the NBA long lists for that. 1y
8little_paws @barbarabb the most infuriating was Stephen merritt writing about 1y
BarbaraBB @8little_paws I think this year‘s picks are very good. But I love the NBA as well. Sucker for lists... 😀 1y
BarbaraBB @8little_paws was that a ToB book? I missed that one but I am no fan of Roxane Gay. Will check it out now! 1y
8little_paws @barbarabb I've found that if I haven't already read the books, any new to me books on either tob or man Booker are going to be duds for me! 🤷‍♀️ 1y
8little_paws @barbarabb this was in 2015 and his writing about the book was totally sexist and gross regardless of if you like the book or not. 1y
BarbaraBB Oh really you don‘t like Man Booker? Well I guess there are many similar books on both lists so that makes sense. 1y
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Pre photo!!!! Omg it is all so amazing!!! @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you so so so so much. You guys, each of these beautiful gifts had a lovely description on it, some of them pretty funny, and were wrapped perfectly- folded edges- with the most adorable washi tape ever!!! #nonfictionbookexchange

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I‘ve been so anxious for the reveal - two time zones ahead! 1y
Alicia Yas!!! Omg so sorry for the delayed reveal!!! I forgot to post and then it deleted my post 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ thank you so much!!!! 💓❤️💓❤️ @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage No worries. I know workdays get long and all that! I‘m just super excited that you like everything. I love figuring out what someone said they liked six months ago (llamas and cactus)! I couldn‘t believe an Etsy shop had that fabric. Their tag is inside the pouch in case you want to see what they other stuff have. 😎😎 1y
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I don‘t have adequate words to express how AWESOME and AMAZING this box of goodies is!! Interesting and insightful books, adorable socks, gorgeous notebook, and a HANDMADE BOOK SLEEVE.♥️♥️ I don‘t own any book sleeves so I am extra excited to use it, especially with all the love and care that was put into making it! I can‘t wait to read the books! Thank you so so so so much @JulietteGF 😘❤️😍❤️

4thhouseontheleft Aww...you received one of the same books you sent to me! ☺️☺️ 1y
Kalalalatja Amazing haul 👏👏 1y
LeahBergen Lovely! 1y
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heikemarie So awesome! Love it all! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Thanks! @4thhouseontheleft @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen I was spoiled!!! @inwhichHeikereadsharder I appreciate all the hard work you put into this! Thank you! 📚♥️😊 1y
JulietteGF I'm very happy that you like everything! It was a real pleasure to put all these things together ;) 1y
ElishaLovesBooks @JulietteGF ❤️❤️ I‘m drinking the tea right now!!☕️ so yummy!! 1y
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Thank you @Nicholeet for all this amazing stuff!!! I have 2 of AJ Jacobs books! Love that guy! The Bellevue book looks amazing! The notecards, bookmark , lotion( which I need for my hands all the time in winter) is awesome! Thank you! Thanks to @inwhichHeikereadsharder for putting this together! Yay!! #nonfictionbookexchange

erzascarletbookgasm Love the notecards 1y
LeahBergen Ooo, the notecards! 1y
heikemarie Yay, glad it came off without a hitch for you! Everything looks great and those notecards are lovely! 1y
JoeStalksBeck @inwhichHeikereadsharder it‘s perfect! I‘m super happy with my gifts ! Thanks for organizing! 1y
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It came! Thank you @guinsgirlreads , can't wait for the Ides of March! #2018NFBE.

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@Nicholeet my package arrived! Yay! Thank you so much! Can‘t wait to open it! 👏👏👏👏

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Dearest Stacy, I am your #2018nonfictionbookexchange person! I just wanted to update you because the day for package opening is coming, and I don't want you to worry. I sent it a bit late because I included some chocolate treats that I wanted to be in peak condition for your opening. Let me know when it gets to you 💜📚🍫

Stacypatrice I‘m so excited 😁 1y
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