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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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Reposting #Nonfiction2022 for anyone that missed it before!

Can anyone guess the inspirations for this year‘s choices?

If these make you think of the closing of The Breakfast Club or the song B!tch by Meredith Brooks you are right. People/books can be many different things to different people depending on your POV & preconceived ideas OR many things all wrapped up in one. So have a blast fillings these categories any way you want.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Again, for anyone new…these can be filled any way that suits you. “I‘m a criminal” for instance…you could go straight to a criminal biography (Capone/Manson, whatever), or a True Crime story, but also remember that people from Martin Luther King Jr, to Nelson Mandala, to Freedom Riders were all criminals in their time and spent time locked up. So if a category sounds like not your thing, try looking at it a different way. Maybe Alcatraz, or ⤵️ 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ maybe just maybe you like science and think Watson and Crick stole that DNA and got the credit when they shouldn‘t, or remember that famous Enigma Machine Alan Turing‘s brilliance was criminalized because of his sexual orientation, archeology = grave robbers, etc, etc, etc… you can go anywhere, the choice (as always) is up to you.😉 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is a laid back challenge, you can make it as creative as you want….and go for just bingo or coverall. The difficulty level is entirely up to you. Have fun with it! 4w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa #Nonfiction2022Template so you can find the blank card again if you need to later. 😉 (edited) 4w
TiminCalifornia I'm going to give this one a try this year! 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TiminCalifornia Have fun with it, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself. 4w
Blackink_WhitePaper Dear @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really enjoyed this challenge in 21. I read many nonfiction books and explored different kinds of books. Even tried audiobooks. I m definitely trying to finish this board in 22. Thank you so much for hosting 💐😊 wish you a happy new year 🥳 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Blackink_WhitePaper Thank you, and Happy New Year to you too! I‘m so glad you liked it and that it inspired you to read some new books. Hopefully it‘s just as much fun for you this year! 4w
Megabooks I‘m reading my first! Happy new year Melissa!! 🥳 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here‘s the challenge @Crazeedi if you have questions, just let me know. 3w
Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really appreciate!! I'll see what I can do 3w
Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love the prompts!! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi You‘re welcome. Have fun with it! 2w
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My #nonfiction2021 on to 2022!

Happy New Year! and Happy New Reading!

CarolynM Happy New Year 4w
Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 4w
Leftcoastzen Happy New Year!🎆🎊 4w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Happy New Year! 4w
Kdgordon88 Happy New Year!🎆 4w
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 4w
Nute Happy New Year, Melissa!💜🥳💜 Thank you for being an inspiration to read non-fiction and the narratives of women. You are an amazing reader! 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nute Thank you….and oddly enough before Litsy I read almost no nonfiction. So Litsy is an inspiration to us all! 4w
Reggie That is crazy because when I think of nonfiction, nonfiction social issue books, and Star Wars books, I think of you on here. Wow. Happy New Year! 4w
Singout Thanks again for organizing this! That looks like a great list, with a few overlaps with my own. 4w
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 4w
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I added #Nonfiction2022 to StoryGraph if anyone is tracking their challenges over there in the new year. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok, thanks. 4w
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megnews @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks for the tag. I am trying to increase my nonfiction. This will help me see how good of a job I‘m doing 4w
vlwelser What fresh hell is this? Joined. Of course. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser 😂 I don‘t use storygraph either, but now I‘ll HAVE TO check it out. 😂 4w
vlwelser I joined (rejoined?) when they were looking into it for author a month. Because obviously we need more things to do. I have questions about this challenge and I'm going to ask them on the challenge post. 4w
vlwelser @Riveted_Reader_Melissa sorry. Forgot to tag you but that comment was for you. 4w
tenar How neat! Thanks for making this, and thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for hosting! I joined and added four books in, hoping for a diagonal bingo from bottom left to top right. 🥳 4w
mandarchy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks for the tag. I started using storygraph recently. I'm using the same username there so anyone here can find me there. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @megnews @tenar @vlwelser Guess it would have made more sense if I had tagged you on the original bingo card here on Litsy first 😂 oops. 4w
fredthemoose FUN! I just joined! 4w
vlwelser @Riveted_Reader_Melissa or maybe you assumed that your friends were paying attention to the earlier posts. And maybe we should have. It's been a long month. 4w
fredthemoose I found the challenge on StoryGraph (which I only kind of know how to use). Is there a bingo board somewhere? 4w
tenar @fredthemoose There‘s a link to it on the StoryGraph challenge page, or you can scroll down the #Nonfiction2022 tag! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m committing to use more StoryGraph than GR in 2022!! The challenges being there helps!! 4w
Amiable I‘m in on the challenge, and also on figuring out how StoryGraph works. 😬😀 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 4w
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After realizing the book I just finished would work for my last square, I‘ve finished my #Nonfiction2021 bingo card! Thanks to @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for hosting this challenge every year. It really pushed me to read a wide range of nonfiction, which is becoming one of my top genres. I‘m starting to think of books for next year‘s prompts.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! So many good ones in there I read too this year! 😉 2mo
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love seeing everyone else‘s cards! At the beginning of the year I was just going to try to get a bingo but then I got inspired. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love when that happens! But yes, low stress…I always aim for just bingo and just see where the year takes me. 2mo
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vlwelser 🎉 🎉 2mo
Singout Love the card! Some of that were on mine, and some that I‘m going to stack! 4w
MallenNC @Singout I love seeing everyone‘s cards and adding to my endless TBR! 4w
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Since my next audio is going to be fiction and I‘m currently reading 2 fiction books, I think I‘m ready to wrap it up for #NonFictionNovember 🤓I read 19 books and many ended up being my favorites of the year!!! Thanks to @Soubhiville who reminded me November was the month for NonFiction!! Only one of these books were in print, the rest were all audios 🎧♥️Will Smith was my favorite but the whole top row was outstanding!!

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Soubhiville Wow! Great month! 2mo
Cinfhen Audios = TOTAL game changer @Soubhiville @BkClubCare ♥️ 2mo
Graywacke Very impressive. Noting Will Smith‘s book. Does he read it himself? 2mo
Cinfhen Yes @Graywacke He reads, raps, sings and does fabulous impersonations!!! He doesn‘t hold back, either. He dishes it all out. It‘s really good 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @4thhouseontheleft I really do love memoirs and NF!! It was a great month ❤️ 2mo
TrishB Wow 😯 brilliant month! 2mo
Cinfhen Thank you @TrishB I did manage to read 6 fiction books too!!! 2mo
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#Nonfiction2022 is here!
(especially for those planning ahead)

Can anyone guess the inspirations for this year‘s choices?

If these make you think of the closing of The Breakfast Club or the song B!tch by Meredith Brooks you are right. People/books can be many different things to different people depending on your POV & preconceived ideas OR many things all wrapped up in one. So have a blast fillings these categories any way you want.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen Were you the one that asked me recently to tag you when I posted the new card for 2022? If so, here it is…if not, sorry, I‘ll tag you too. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amandajoy I know you just asked me about this recently. Here you go. 2mo
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Amiable Interesting! My brain is already starting to ponder these categories. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Again, for anyone new…these can be filled any way that suits you. “I‘m a criminal” for instance…you could go straight to a criminal biography (Capone/Manson, whatever), or a True Crime story, but also remember that people from Martin Luther King Jr, to Nelson Mandala, to Freedom Riders were all criminals in their time and spent time locked up. So if a category sounds like not your thing, try looking at it a different way. Maybe Alcatraz, or ⤵️ (edited) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ maybe just maybe you like science and think Watson and Crick stole that DNA and got the credit when they shouldn‘t, or remember that famous Enigma Machine Alan Turing‘s brilliance was criminalized because of his sexual orientation, archeology = grave robbers, etc, etc, etc… you can go anywhere, the choice (as always) is up to you.😉 (edited) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amiable You can really go anywhere with these, I tried to post an example for people new to this bingo card. But as usual, if anyone gets stuck, just ask for some suggestions. (edited) 2mo
Amandajoy Yay! I‘ve been waiting for this! 2mo
Addison_Reads This is always one of my favorite challenges each year. Thank you for doing it again. 💚 2mo
Amiable @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think the challenge for me will be to avoid always defaulting to memoirs or biographies to fit the categories. It may take a bit more brainpower to find books that are straight narrative nonfiction. But I‘m up for the challenge! 👍🏼 2mo
Singout Yaaaay! I think I‘m getting obsessed with these challenges… 2mo
Megabooks Still looking for I‘m your angel undercover 😉 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks I bet you can find a book for that 😉 and stick it in the free space. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been WAITING FOREVER for this!!!! AMAZING prompts 🤩 LOVE ❤️ Now I‘m off to plan / thanks for tagging me 2mo
Cinfhen And yes, I did ask xxx thanks for remembering 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Addison_Reads Thank you! There is so much out there, that is a huge compliment. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen You are very welcome! 2mo
squirrelbrain Love these prompts Melissa! I‘m trying not to do too many challenges next year but…..! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @squirrelbrain I try to make this one open enough, that you can pair it with other books you are already planning on reading or reading with other groups. Good luck no matter which challenges you decide attempt. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t wait!! Now I need to do some planning! Thank you for a fun set of prompts. 👍🏻🤓📚 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage You are welcome! I can‘t wait to see all the fun choices! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Love it! I fail miserably every year, but I keep trying! 😄 2mo
Ruthiella I‘m going to give it a shot. I read next to no NF. Maybe this will help me work it into my other reading! 2mo
Butterfinger Count me in!!!! 2mo
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy it‘s here! This one looks like a lot of fun. 2mo
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 yay! This year will be LOTS of fun, love the topics!!! 2mo
IndoorDame I‘m really excited to join you for the first time! I‘m slowly starting to read more nonfiction so motivation to expand on that is awesome! Most of the nonfiction I‘ve been reading has been memoirs, so I‘m trying to think more expansively… do you consider poetry fiction or nonfiction for this challenge? 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IndoorDame Poetry is considered non-fiction by goodreads so it is non-fiction! Read what works for you and have fun with it! 1mo
IndoorDame @Riveted_Reader_Melissa awesome! Thanks! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IndoorDame You are very welcome. This is definitely supposed to be a fun laid back challenge, so have fun with it. 1mo
vlwelser I read a lot of nonfiction so I'll give this a whirl. Your criminal explanation above is brilliant and sort of answers all of my original questions. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser Thanks. The categories are always meant to be very broad and open to interpretation. And usually I find books I read can fit multiple categories. 4w
vlwelser Do you use them for multiple categories or do you just pick one per book? Because using Ida B for half the board feels like it would be cheating. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I only use each book once, not for multiple categories…deciding which it fits in best or works for my bingo can be interesting too. 4w
vlwelser Wow. You had no idea what you were getting into with me and the questions.... Are we doing the whole sheet or just trying to get a bingo? 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser It was meant just for bingo, but you have all year and Litsy being Litsy many people aim for coverall. Again your choice. And you can ask as many questions as you like 😉 4w
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Thanks to @Soubhiville for reminding me that #NonFictionNovember starts TODAY!!
I‘ve readjusted my upcoming reading to reflect this month‘s theme🤓

I still need to start on the semi autobiographical novel #DrZ for our #DecemberChill #BuddyRead hosted by myself and the amazing @BarbaraBB - all our welcome to join us December 3-5🥰

Soubhiville Yay! 3mo
Crazeedi I have to start reading DrZ now too!! 3mo
Centique Hi lovely just popping in on an older post to say I know my gift last year never made it to you - so I‘ve ordered something from a shop in Tel Aviv this time. I figured that might stand a better chance! I asked them to put a note on it from me but if not, hopefully you‘ll figure it‘s from me. It‘s not a book! Fingers crossed 🤞💕💕 3mo
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Cinfhen OMG!!! You‘re unbelievable. SO unnecessary but I‘m very touched. Thank you xx @Centique (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen How did your reunion/ appointment with #HisElderliness go?? Maybe I should take this offline @Centique I should still have your email 📧 3mo
Centique @Cinfhen just posted an update for you. 💕But can you please email me anyway because the shop in Tel Aviv has asked me to supply a contact phone number for you. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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I think my #bookspin list is ready for Nonfiction November! I‘ll probably skip on Bingo so I can relax into mood reading more. But as always I‘m excited to see what you pull out of the hat @TheAromaofBooks !📚📚📚

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!! 3mo
Crazeedi I am going to jump in #NonfictionNovember just to see how many I can read in a month. Could you tag me when you oost? Ty!! Any special instructions?? 3mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi I‘m not sure where Nonfiction November came from, I think it‘s across all reading platforms. I don‘t organize anything for it, I just try to read more NF than usual in Nov. check out the hashtags and see what you find 🙂 3mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville thank you, I'm going to try to read more NF anyway so this is helpful 3mo
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Finished my #nonfiction2021 bingo card. This is always the challenge I finish first every year. Sometimes I think back to the days when I used to say, “Oh, I don‘t read nonfiction!” Now it‘s about half of my yearly reading. Times change!


Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I‘m the same way, and it‘s completely taken over my reading… but in the best possible way. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, by the way…and some great books in there too. We‘ve read some of the same ones too. 😉 (edited) 6mo
MallenNC Awesome job! This will give me ideas for a few that I have left. I love reading narrative nonfiction. I‘ve read so much more of it in recent years. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thnks! I noticed we had some book parallels, which didn‘t surprise me. 🤓 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MallenNC I took advantage of some ARCs that I wouldn‘t have read otherwise. Which helped! I definitely have a special place in my heart for a good NNF book! 6mo
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We are past the middle of the year already, so I decided it was time to update some of my challenges.


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Hello summer nonfiction book group! Thanks again for pulling me back into Litsy for this. :) Please excuse my lazy image, I‘d rather get the list up for you to look at than wait until I grabbed a picture. Image is by hh1718 via Wikipedia Commons. I‘ll tag book options in the comments

daniwithtea The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fatphobia (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (edited) 9mo
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daniwithtea Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor‘s Struggle for Home in Rural America (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary (edited) 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love ALLLLL of these!! 💥💥 goes my TBR 9mo
tjwill These look amazing! I‘m especially leaning toward It Was All a Dream and Glitter Up the Dark! I need to go put together a list now! 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, these all look great, and I haven‘t read any of them yet either!!! 9mo
daniwithtea Awesome! Excited to see your list @tjwill and to make our final picks!! 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad we‘ve inspired you to Litsy again! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I vote for Glitter Up the Dark too!! 9mo
daniwithtea Hooray! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa does Glitter Up the Dark work for you as well? 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, Glitter Up the Dark works for me too! 9mo
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Hey #NisforNonfiction friends - here are my suggestions. I went for shorter length and a few are lesser known. But I think they hit on topics we‘d be interested in right now. What do you think?

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa They all look excellent, and I haven‘t read any them yet! 9mo
daniwithtea These are all fantastic picks! 9mo
tjwill These are great picks! I would definitely like to read Nickel and Dimed, and the Sotomayor and Goodall memoirs! 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill Those were my top three out of these too! Nickel & Dimed and Sotomayor have been on my to read list for awhile, but I‘ve always been fascinated by Jane Goodall, so no matter what we pick, I‘ll be adding that one to my long to read list too. 9mo
daniwithtea I am good with Nickel & Dimed, Sotomayor, or Goodall as well! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill @daniwithtea @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So we have one LGTBQ topic and one Politics / current events pick. I say we skip Nickel and Dimed and choose one of the other two, depending on Tara‘s suggestions. I‘d like to have an inspiring choice or two! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Okay friends - I suggest we go with the Jane Goodall to round out our four. That way we have one more international story. What do you think? @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea @tjwill 9mo
daniwithtea @BarbaraTheBibliophage sounds great to me! 9mo
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds great! I‘m looking forward to it! 9mo
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Ok my #NForNonfiction group, anything there catch your fancy. The most recently published is The Purpose of Power, so it probably has the least chance of being read already.... but otherwise these are all sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, and honestly if none of these suit, I‘m sure I could post more 😂. I‘ll post the links to them in the comments, so you can read more about each if you‘d like.

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill @daniwithtea

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Some of these definitely interest me! I‘ve got a stack of suggestions too. Will post today! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘d like to see everyone‘s suggestions before I pick ... so we can balance our topics. But I‘m flexible! 9mo
daniwithtea I‘m with @BarbaraTheBibliophage, I‘d like to see the whole range before we decide. I will get my list up later today! 9mo
tjwill What a great selection! There are several I would like to read. I‘m feeling very drawn to The Death of Expertise right now. Also, The Warmth of Other Suns has been on my TBR for a while. (edited) 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill It‘s been on my TBR shelf forever. I just read her new book Caste and it was excellent, so I‘m now even more motivated to get it read. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @daniwithtea @tjwill I tried to pull out a variety... so we could vary our topics a bit. Some serious, some lighter. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill I‘m anxious to read the Wilkerson but it‘s nearly 700 pages!!! I feel like that‘s too long for our group. 9mo
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, it might be a push to read in a month! 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill You‘re right... mine is in hardcover, so the page count is a bit less, but even without the notes and end material it‘s still like 530 pages....so Walking With the Wind length....and although we all seemed to like that one, it did take over a month to read it if I remember correctly. I said I wouldn‘t pick doorstopers again, but apparently I did. Sorry about that. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa LOL. Open it up and see how many pages of notes it has ... maybe it‘s not as long as it seems. But .... we do have lots of other good options. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I did open it up, it was 530 pages without the endnotes, etc. 😂 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ooof ... clearly I didn‘t read carefully...might be a bit much! 🤣🤣 (edited) 9mo
daniwithtea So not that one...what about @tjwill‘s other preference, The Death of Expertise? Is that one less of a door-stopper? :) 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea Yes, 238 pages of reading, before the notes. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Would Death of Expertise work for you @BarbaraTheBibliophage , or is it one you‘ve read already? 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds fine to me — I‘ll be curious to compare with my other recent read 9mo
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Random question for @BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill @daniwithtea

Any interest in resurrecting our nonfiction group, maybe this summer or fall? 🤔

This group always picked such a great group of books. I have tons to read, but you always introduced me to things I might not have found on my own.

kspenmoll I am listening to/ reading The enthralling 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘d be interested! 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I might have to dig out my email addresses for the other two, I haven‘t seen them on Litsy as much lately. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Let me know if you don‘t find their emails. I‘m pretty sure I have them also. 9mo
tjwill @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m interested. I haven‘t been posting much lately, but I try to check in every few days. I‘ve neglected to post about recent books. I‘ll make myself pick up the pace! I‘d like to do summer if that works for everyone else. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill Works for me, and I‘m so glad you were checking posts recently. I think I‘m going to send Danielle an email, it doesn‘t look like she‘s posted on Litsy in awhile, try to connect that way (fingers crossed she‘s ok and her email‘s still good). 9mo
daniwithtea Thank you for emailing me @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! I am 100% on board with doing this again. (And yes, everything‘s good here, I took a bit of a social media break - thank you for your concern!) (edited) 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea I‘m so glad! I was a bit worried when I realized you hadn‘t posted in a long time. Since you and @tjwill are feeling a bit of a social media break, would you prefer if we emailed to organize instead of Litsy. I don‘t mind, I just missed our conversations and the great books everyone picked, it doesn‘t have to be on social media. I‘m sure @BarbaraTheBibliophage would be willing to organize either way too. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Let me add here, I‘m so glad everyone is ok, it‘s been a crazy year, and we all survived it! I‘m so excited that you are all interested in doing another round too. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill @daniwithtea I would be happy to read in summer months and organize either way! Looking forward to our group again!! (p.s. I am less on Litsy than I used to be ... mostly because the app is just so darn slow every time I‘m here.) 9mo
daniwithtea @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m happy to come to Litsy just for this, or to do it over email - whatever is best for everyone! @tjwill do you have a preference? I am really looking forward to starting up again - you all have made my day with bringing this back around! (And I am also so glad everyone is ok!) 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea @tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so glad everyone ok, and up for another round. Summer is fine by me, so now I‘ll have to go look at books (and I‘ll make sure to check page counts too, I‘ll try to avoid the door stoppers this time, LOL). Maybe we can pick and read ours in May, and then mail and switch in June, July, and August...and be wrapping up before fall really sets in for anyone in school or with little ones in school. 9mo
daniwithtea @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill that schedule sounds great to me, I will start looking at books as well! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill @daniwithtea Schedule sounds great! I need to go hunting on my shelves. Thanks so much for reaching out, Melissa! 🥳 9mo
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Figured it was time to update my own #Nonfiction2021 card. Looking good for me so far in March!

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Looking at my #storygraph stats for the year so far and I‘m feeling like this particular graph is lopsided in the wrong direction (especially given my goal to read more nonfiction this year) 😂

Looking for some good nonfiction audiobooks - if you‘ve got a recommendation leave it in the comments please and thank you!

xicanti I highly recommend HERE FOR IT by R. Eric Thomas, KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller, THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS by Neil Gaiman, and THUNDER THROUGH MY VEINS by Gregory Scofield on audio. 11mo
Eyelit Ooh - I looked these up and they are right up my alley. Much appreciated! @xicanti 11mo
PandaPanda This is old news but Trevor Noah‘s book was so good on Audio 11mo
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CuriousG Also listened to this one and thought it was so fantastic I bought a hard copy too 11mo
Eyelit @PandaPanda yes! I really liked that one 🙂 11mo
Eyelit @CuriousG I liked braiding sweet grass - but haven‘t heard of the other. Investigating now. Thanks! 11mo
Kalalalatja I‘m thinking this is a job for you two @Megabooks and @Cinfhen 🙌 11mo
Megabooks Too many audiobooks! I try to tag all my reviews under #audiobook. A lot of them are nonfiction, as that is about 60% of what I read. If you are interested in specific topics/genres, I‘d be glad to help. Thanks for the tag @Kalalalatja 👍🏻 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy to recommend but first I want to know do you like history, memoir, social justice?? Thanks for tagging us @Kalalalatja xx 11mo
Eyelit @Megabooks good to know, I‘ll keep an eye on the tag and follow up if I‘m looking for something specific 🙂 11mo
Eyelit @Cinfhen I like science, social justice, feminism, history, and pop culture 11mo
Cinfhen K!! I‘ll think on it and get back to you but off the top of my mind I enjoyed these 3 11mo
tenar I have the same pie chart and the same goal! 🙃 I‘m only an occasional audio reader, but from your top genres I‘ve loved Gathering Moss by Robin Kimmerer (shorter than Braiding Sweetgrass) and Rebekah Taussig‘s Sitting Pretty, both read by the authors, and The Forest Unseen: A Year‘s Watch in Nature. Right now I‘m also enjoying About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, which is lending itself well to both audio & text. 11mo
Eyelit @Cinfhen awesomesauce - thanks so much!!! 11mo
Eyelit @tenar those sound great - much appreciated! 11mo
Eyelit @Reagan nice! Haven‘t heard of that one and it sounds interesting 😃 11mo
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rockpools Wow, Cindy! 11mo
Simona 🙌👊Incredible❣️ 11mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 11mo
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Cinfhen I really read 50/50 between fiction/NF and I‘ve already surpassed 50 books since January @rockpools @Simona @TrishB 🙈The challenges are great as they give me a “pathway” to choosing certain books. 11mo
youneverarrived You‘ve done brill 👏👏 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks @youneverarrived ❤️❤️❤️I think I have both books lined up for March already to go 11mo
squirrelbrain Wow - amazing! 11mo
CoffeeK8 Amazing! 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job!! 11mo
Cinfhen Loved the prompts this year @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💜 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen I‘m so glad they inspired you. I tried to go in a completely different direction from last year. 11mo
Cinfhen Well last year was an election year so it made sense but im finding these prompts more accessible and less “heavy” @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 11mo
Bookzombie Great job!! 🧁 11mo
britt_brooke Damn, you‘re killing it! Some great titles there .... I‘m grabbing a screen shot for inspiration. 🙌🏻 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Bookzombie @britt_brooke I‘d say 90% of these books were total picks!!! 11mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Excellent! 11mo
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I don‘t think I‘ll finish anymore NF books tomorrow, so I‘m sharing the progress I‘ve made @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #NonFictionChallenge21
I really enjoyed all the books...it‘s hard to even pick which were my favorites
Each book had something special to offer

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks I really liked this one on audio 12mo
AmyG Wow. 12mo
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Soubhiville Oh wow, nice job! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Holy Cow! I knew you were flying through them, but WOW! I‘ll need to add an advanced challenge for you! 12mo
Daisey Wow! Also, I‘ve already got Wordslut on my TBR, but I may be checking out a few more of those too. 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Soubhiville @AmyG @Daisey I‘m really enjoying the prompts/ they are leading me to some excellent books 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
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Reposting the new #Nonfiction2021 challenge for anyone who missed it a few weeks ago. As always, have fun with it and enjoy, it‘s a totally different vibe than the issue centered one from 2020, in 2021 let‘s focus on the positives that have gotten us through the past crazy year and learn more from authors we might not read often enough. 😉

*If you need to ever find this later in the year, an original card is also under #Nonfiction2021Template

ValerieAndBooks Looks like fun! I read a lot of non-fiction so I may try this! Not sure if there are specific rules for this challenge? 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ValerieAndBooks Nope. The prompts are open to interpretation, fill them in the way that best fits you and your TBR pile. Some people aim for a bingo throughout the year, and I‘ve seen some try to coverall in a year...again what fits your reading style or goals. It‘s really up to you, just be warned that as people tag books they‘ve read throughout the year, I usually end up adding more books to my TBR list. 13mo
Kdgordon88 I like this! Think I will give it a whirl. Thanks for hosting and posting. 😀 13mo
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twohectobooks This looks like a good one! Something I could do informally next year I think. 13mo
Amiable I‘m definitely in! I‘m up for anything that supports my nonfiction love. 13mo
Julsmarshall Ooh, this is a great one! 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Litsy in general makes us add more books to our TBR lists 🤪 but yes I‘m sure there‘ll be several great titles being read this year! 13mo
IndoorDame I love the open ended prompts! I‘m looking for incentives to add more nonfiction to my reading. I think I‘ll try this. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IndoorDame Enjoy! It‘s meant to be fun...a way to fit books you‘d like and try something new.... it‘s really just 5 nonfiction books for the year. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kdgordon88 You‘re welcome! Have fun with it! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @twohectobooks Definitely, they are really open to interpretation and your mood and/or TBR list. 13mo
cozypunk @Riveted_Reader_Melissa do i need to officially sign-up somewhere? Or just say, "HAAAY, I'M IN" 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s just for fun, so you can just say “HAAAY, I‘M IN” and have fun with it. Read as many or few as you want. I started when someone else was doing it, just to encourage myself to read more non-fiction and it worked. So when she stopped I took over. Feel free to post about what you are reading for which prompts if you want, however you want, we all find more great books to read that way. 13mo
Cosyreader Thank you for this! I didn‘t tick off many of last year‘s prompts, they were a bit heavy 😬 but these look more do-able! Like the “sunshiney” one although I have no idea what to use for it; just something that makes me smile? Also good idea having the template as a separate tag, just searched that to find this 👍 thank you 😊 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cosyreader You‘re welcome. And anyway you want to interpret that. Happy, Yellow cover, science about space.. you get to decide. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @HistoryLass You only have to do what you feel like, and try to pick things that you‘ll enjoy. Just so you know, as long as you keep your account private, very few people will be able to see your reviews. For instance, I can only see the 1 you tagged me in... so as you get more into Litsy you might need to connect with more people to get the most out of it. 13mo
CSeydel Yay I‘m just seeing this and I‘m so in! Nonfiction is my jam 🤩 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel I‘m glad you found it then, enjoy! 11mo
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And with that my #Nonfiction2020 card is complete! I didn‘t plan on being done yet, but who knew Separated would be about infrastructure (the willful non-planning of any system to keep track of anyone).

Now off to read some fantasy & science fiction! Ready Player Two popped up from my library holds way faster than I was expecting, and I‘ve been thinking about reading all the Murderbot short stories before diving into the new full length novel.

Addison_Reads Great job! I hope you're doing a board for next year. Your prompts always push me to discover new things. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Addison_Reads I already did, I‘ll tag you on that post. 13mo
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Reposting the new #Nonfiction2021 challenge for anyone who missed it a few weeks ago. As always, have fun with it and enjoy, it‘s a totally different vibe than the issue centered one from 2020, in 2021 let‘s focus on the positives that have gotten us through the past crazy year and learn more from authors we might now read often enough. 😉

Butterfinger Thanks for resharing. I missed it the first time. 14mo
Amandajoy I‘ve already been looking for books. Maybe next year I‘ll get a bingo! 14mo
Crazeedi I'll see if I can accomplish this next year! 14mo
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Schnoebs Super excited about this! 14mo
KVanRead I was feeling like I have too many challenges going to do another but after reading these prompts I realize they cover things I‘ll probably be reading about so I‘ve taken my screenshot and I‘ll see if I can get a bingo by accident 😊 13mo
cozypunk Oh no, a NONFICTION challenge!? No phone, don't download that bingo image! Noooo. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KVanRead It happens, I usually fill them as I go too....see what shapes up. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @dandy.punk 😂 enjoy! 13mo
Tattooedteacher I might have to consider this one. Thanks! 13mo
kspenmoll I want to try this challenge💚❤️ 13mo
Butterfinger I've decided to do it. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @kspenmoll welcome aboard! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Butterfinger Have fun!...remember you really only need to read 5 nonfictions during the year to get bingo. 13mo
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As we get closer to the end of the year, time to update my #Nonfiction2020 card again!

I added “Co-dependency No More” for #SomethingAboutAddiction

“Lives In Ruins” to #somethingAboutEconomics, it‘s amazing how much of archeology is based on economics and how many Archeologists are living in poverty, lots of volunteering with no healthcare, donated vehicles, etc. Interesting for a totally different reason than I originally picked up the book!

Chab256 I love this bingo card idea! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Chab256 I made a new one for 2021 if you are interested in some nonfiction bingo. 14mo
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These are my #20Best2020 #NF books although more than a few were added because of the audio narration
I didn‘t read as much NF as I have in years past and I had a harder time coming up with titles....
What books am I missing.....PLEASE SHARE your lists!!!!

4thhouseontheleft I don‘t think I can wrap mine up until I finish this one! 😄 14mo
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Cinfhen I own that one @cathysaid Now I know to bump it up my list!!!! Thanks 😊 14mo
Cinfhen As much as I want to listen @4thhouseontheleft it‘s SUCH A COMMITMENT!!!! I get anxious just thinking about all those hours/pages 14mo
Cinfhen I actually preferred this one EVEN MORE @Hestapleton 14mo
Hestapleton @Cinfhen ooo I‘ll put it on my 2021 list! I was a wee 6 year old when it happened, so I‘m learning a LOT. 14mo
Megabooks I‘ve read 9 of these! We definitely read a lot of the same books (enable each other 😉😉)! 💙💙 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I‘m doing it as a chapter a day, and it is much more manageable! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks My NF was incredibly low this year. When I did read, it was what I think of as “practical“ nonfiction - books about gardening, home decor, and cooking. My two favorites were actually books about cooking, which isn't even usually my thing!! I loved Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and also Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. 14mo
Cinfhen You TOTALLY pioneer the NF front @Megabooks !!!!! 14mo
Cinfhen Oh wow @Hestapleton I think you‘re the same age as my middle child ....you‘re a very wee young one 💗💗💗 14mo
Cinfhen That‘s probably a smart way to approach that memoir @4thhouseontheleft 14mo
TheAromaofBooks It was surprisingly entertaining. The actual recipes weren't particularly attractive to me for the most part, but her explanations of those four cooking elements were quite useful & interesting. She does have a tendency to think that everyone lives around the corner from a delightful farmers' market where they can just pop over every day & pick up scrumptious fresh produce & meat, but there was still a lot to glean from it. 14mo
TrishB I‘m not sure I‘ve done 20 😁 14mo
Crazeedi @Hestapleton agree!!!! 14mo
Cinfhen I actually did read both books @Crazeedi and I almost added Beauty in Breaking but it was really sad 😢 it‘s a great suggestion for both #Pop21 and #Booked2021 #DoctorNurseMC 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks for stopping by and leaving suggestions @Crazeedi hope you‘re feeling well xx 14mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I hope all is well with you my friend, I'm getting my groove back! 14mo
Freespirit Wow lots of inspiration for me here @Cinfhen 👍🏼💕 14mo
HOTPock3tt I loved the Demi Moore autobiography @Cinfhen 14mo
Reviewsbylola Some great titles on your list! 14mo
Cinfhen Me too @HOTPock3tt I found it really moving!! Did u read either one of these... I loved them both 14mo
Cinfhen And this one too @HOTPock3tt 14mo
HOTPock3tt Oh yeah! I read “we‘re going to need more wine!” And loved it! ❤️She covered some really heavy topics but somehow still managed to keep it fun 🤗 @Cinfhen 14mo
HOTPock3tt I‘ve heard of “from scratch” but haven‘t read it. And I started “in pieces” but had to return it to the library before I was finished! Maybe I will check it out again 🤔 #stacking “from scratch!” It seems interesting and relatable 😅lol @Cinfhen (edited) 14mo
Cinfhen I listened to the audio for both of those memoirs @HOTPock3tt if u like audio I suggest going that route/ they were so emotionally moving 14mo
HOTPock3tt Yes I love audio! 💗Epecially for memoirs/bios! I listened to “we‘re going to need more wine” on audio and the Demi Moore one too... @Cinfhen (edited) 14mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t familiar with Tembe Locke @HOTPock3tt but now im a fan and her descriptions of Italy were equally amazing. Her story broke my heart 💔 14mo
Cinfhen Same!! @HOTPock3tt hearing it from the author is like sharing wine with a friend 14mo
HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen It REALLY is!! 😌🍷❤️ 14mo
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#Nonfiction2021 IS HERE! And the day after Thanksgiving (here in the States) seemed like a good day to post this.

2020 was tough on everyone, so to turn the page for a new year we‘ll focus on the things we are grateful for, things that got us through, gave us comfort, and concentrate on voices from often underrepresented parts of our society, as we all learn more about supporting each other going forward! United we stand, after all.


Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ As always, interpret these any way you want, it‘s completely up to you and your to-read lists. 😉 1y
Amiable Thank you! I‘m going to start planning for 2021 now. 🙂 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amiable You are welcome! Planning is half the fun! 1y
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Laughterhp Oh I‘m going to try and do this. Every year I want to try and read more nonfiction! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laughterhp Welcome! Glad to have you join us! 1y
CoffeeK8 I‘m super excited for another year of nonfiction reading! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeK8 I‘m glad you are excited, have fun picking out new books. 1y
Daisey Litsy has really helped me increase my nonfiction reading. The last few years I‘ve worked to include nonfiction almost every month. Maybe I‘m ready to actually join a nonfiction challenge. At least I‘ll save a copy and see what happens! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey You can get Bingo with just 5 books, 4 if you use the free space...it‘s just a matter of picking the right books. 😉 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey But yes, Litsy has really encouraged me to read much more nonfiction, I used to read almost none. 😬 1y
Megabooks Looks good!! 1y
Q84 Sounds fun! 1y
Smarkies Thanks for this! I normally don't get the card totally filled but it does help to prompt me to read books that I may not have picked up if not for the prompts. This year it was Dragon in the Glass which I really enjoyed. 😁 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Smarkies I just looked that up, that looks fascinating! And yes, it helps me too....to read things I‘ve thought looked good forever but just haven‘t had the motivation to read, or to pick up things I wouldn‘t ordinarily. And I don‘t always complete my card either, adding any nonfiction into my reading used to be a struggle and this has really helped me. 1y
Amandajoy Yay! Thank you for making this! 1y
AnneCecilie This looks like fun, I‘m saving a copy of this. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Sorry I missed it! I‘m definitely in! These prompts are terrific—it‘s time to feel hope again. ☮️ (edited) 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage No problem, Litsy is busy this time of the year....lots of posts! I‘m glad you like it and are hopping on this year too. 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve been negligent about being here. I used to scroll while we watched TV. Now I‘m crocheting Christmas presents! Gotta stay on task. (edited) 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Darn real life, interfering with our book life. 😉 14mo
4thhouseontheleft These are great prompts, I‘m really looking forward to it! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @4thhouseontheleft Thank you, and I‘m happy to see you jump onboard too. How‘d your move go, by the way? (edited) 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @Riveted_Reader_Melissa We're halfway there. Our house sold in August, moved into a short-term rental in September, & now just waiting for the new home to be finished. Hopefully sometime in March! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @4thhouseontheleft Honestly, it sounds like good timing. You can stay settled through the winter months, and move again in the spring before it gets too hot. Good luck. 14mo
Cinfhen Found it!!!! Super excited for a new year ♥️Great prompts ‼️ 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlRah Here is the prompts for 2021. You can interpret them any way you want, and read as many nonfictions as you‘d like, some people go for 5 and a bingo, some go for coverall and read something for every square. I just take a screenshot of it on my phone, and repost it with squares marked off as I read throughout the year. And if you want to see what other people are reading the tag for this year is #Nonfiction2021, you can check out last ⤵️ (edited) 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Years too if you are interested under #Nonfiction2020 (edited) 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlRah hopefully it comes through this time. 14mo
AlRah @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you...Got it 😀 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlRah You‘re welcome! 14mo
Singout Thank you! I am looking forward to participating again this year...this one looks a bit less intense! 😉 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Singout That was my goal after a crazy 2020! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here‘s the card for 2021 @Dirk_Wethington 14mo
Dirk_Wethington @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thank you! I generally spend all my nonfiction reading on just a few of these categories, so this will be a great challenge. 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dirk_Wethington That makes for a good challenge, a few easy to fill with your existing TBR list and a few to introduce you to new topics or authors. And these are always open to interpretation, so you can fill them with anything that fits to you. 14mo
Addison_Reads @Riveted_Reader_Melissa awesome! Thank you for tagging me since I completely missed it. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Addison_Reads You‘re welcome, I‘m sure I‘ll repost it again closer to the end of the year too. 13mo
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So happy you're running this again! I totally fell-off in 2020, but I LOVE the upbeat sunshiney prompts for this year! Yay! I can get on that bandwagon!! THANKS!!!
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneFindsJoy You‘re welcome. 2020 was a tough year.... Have fun with it this year, and just aim for 5 and don‘t stress about it. 11mo
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Figured it was time to update my own card, which I haven‘t done for awhile. I moved Anita Hill down to “Something About A Candidate” & out of “Something About Law” since I‘m planning on reading #NonfictionNerds RBG pick yet this year (hopefully this month yet). I added Loaded “Something About guns”, and since I had already used my refugee/immigration cube earlier this year, I counted Malala‘s Refugee book as “Something About Housing” although ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...although honestly that could have been counted as about current war zones, or lack of a social safety net, from another country. It‘s quite amazing how many of these intersect and could easily count for different categories....just goes to show how one issue can cause a cascade of other issues, especially when we try to ignore it or let it exacerbate. #Nonfiction2020 (edited) 1y
Nute Brilliant post! Amazing progress! 1y
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Catching up my Nonfiction 2020 card

1. Something about healthcare: Black Man in a White Coat
2. Something by LGBTQIA author: How We Fight for Our Lives
3. Something about Climate Change/Environment: Death in the Air
4. Something About Race: Good Talk
5. Something from Another Country: Crown of Blood
6. Something About Economics: Empty Mansions
7. Something You Are Grateful For: From the Corner of the Oval (Obama White House)


Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looking great! 2y
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I saw your post and realized I‘d been reading but hadn‘t marked my card. I have a few more that I hope to add soon! 2y
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Updating my challenges as we approach mid-year.... I‘m mid-Cleopatra, but since I‘ll finish it next month I added it now. I‘m less then halfway through my coverall, so I better pick up the pace. 😉


KVanRead But you are v close to a bingo👏🏾 2y
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I‘ve recently been listening to a lot of nonfiction audiobooks and I‘m LIVING for it. I love biographies and micro histories the most. What are some of your recs, littens?

Booksnchill The Five was my 5⭐️ nonfiction- especially good on audio- taking back the histories of the women killed by Jack the Ripper- NOT a Ripper book, a book about the women (who were not all prostitutes- newspaper sensationalism and societal prejudice) 2y
Schnoebs Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting, Culinary Reactions by Simon Quellen Field, and The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. I listened to all of these on audio and absolutely loved them! 2y
Scochrane26 Gabrielle Union‘s book. Born a Crime. Both excellent audiobooks. 2y
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Aseleener Anything by Erik Larson. 2y
Emilymdxn My favourite history book of all time was The Warmth of Other Suns, which tells the story of black Americans moving from the south to the north in the twentieth century through the lives of a few individuals. I read it a few years ago but I still think about it all the time, so good 2y
JackOBotts @Aseleener and I are on the same wavelength- Erik Larson. I loved Devil in the White City. Just started Splendid and the Vile. 👍🏼 2y
Trashcanman Anything by Noam Chomsky 2y
wanderinglynn I recently enjoyed Me by Elton John, The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, Into the Magic Shop by James Doty, and Oliver Wendell Holmes by Stephen Budiansky. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Scochrane26 I‘ll second both of those!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This memoir is unique and sciencey, I loved it 2y
Mandigolightly Thanks everyone! 2y
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Thought I‘d update #nonfiction2020 bingo card. I‘m making progress!

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I have officially completed my #NonfictionChallenge2020
Great prompts @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🎉🙌🏻🤓
My favorite reads were She Said, Death & Life Of Aida Hernandez, Me by Elton John, Hanna & Walter and American Pain.
I‘m looking forward to #NonfictionChallenge2021 😘

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Crazeedi Congrats!!💖 2y
BarbaraBB Wow. Well done! 2y
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CarolynM Well done👍👏 2y
Cinfhen Thanks 🥰 @Megabooks @Crazeedi @BarbaraBB @CarolynM audiobooks have really been the difference 🎧❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 😃👏 2y
Smarkies Wow! I may only get one or 2 lines done this year. Will take a few pointers from your card. 😁 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm @Smarkies but a few of my reads were BIG FAT STINKERS!!!! 2y
Smarkies @Cinfhen 😅😅😂😂 2y
Kalalalatja Well done! 👏👏👏 very inspiring list you have collected there 👌 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wonderful! Great job! You are officially the first one that finished this year! Congratulations!! I‘m sorry you read a few duds though. I‘ll aim for lighter-hearted choices next year. 😉 2y
Reviewsbylola Wow, amazing!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
CoffeeK8 Wow! Great job! I completed it last year but I‘m nowhere close this year! 2y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!!🎉 2y
Cinfhen It was a little tougher than last year but thanks to Hoopla, Audible & Scribd I was able to find a bunch of titles @CoffeeK8 @Bookzombie @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja I‘m looking forward to lighter topics next year @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😄🧡 2y
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Updating my #Nonfiction2020

It looks like I have a bit of a female author or gender subject theme going on. I don‘t think I can keep that going all the way through, but now I‘m wondering just how far I can go with that. 🤔


JaclynW Cool! Good luck! 2y
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Here‘s my updated bingo board for #NonFictionChallenge2020 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
I made good progress this month, although a few books were really stinkers 😖
I did appreciate Votes for Women, American Pain, The Only Plane in the Sky and The Girl Who Escaped ISIS.
I need ideas for the remaining prompts, if anyone has suggestions 🙏🏻

merelybookish This is not recent but well respected on economics. 2y
Cinfhen Ohh, thanks!!! It‘s on my TBR @merelybookish ❤️❤️❤️Hope you‘re doing well xx 2y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Its on my TBR too. 🙂 We are doing okay, I guess. But life feels pretty strange as I'm sure you know. Hope you're doing well too! 💕 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Bookwormjillk that was a tough prompt for me 😊Hopefully I‘ll find it!! And it sounds good!!!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa About the law I‘m going with 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa But these were also great ones I‘ve read in the past... 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa For Cybersecurity you know I‘m currently reading about Gamergate, and this book is really good and goes into not only security but trying to get the social media platforms to be helpful.. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa About a candidate...or economics and bailouts...honestly I learned a lot from Elizabeth Warren‘s book if you are interested (edited) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa If not, I suggest escaping the US Presidental group a bit... maybe John Lewis 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or escaping the US completely...maybe Mandela 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or go candidate adjacent... I‘m sure you read Becoming already, it was excellent if you didn‘t... but how about any other First Lady...or 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa By the way, the other one I had on my list for Cybersecurity was 2y
jenniferw88 If you want to escape to the UK: Class 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa As far as the social safety net...I think the current situation has opened that wide open, so many things might fit in there now. Medical, UBI, income security, food desserts, functioning government are all becoming much more important to our safety.... 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or you could go more historical and read about the Great Depression and FDR and where some of the programs were created and why..... sometime the past is easier to read about then current stuff, but still informative 2y
Cinfhen Thank you SO MUCH @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jenniferw88 your suggestions are so helpful!! Now my TBR is exploding 💜😊 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I might actually go read one of the candidates books that I didn‘t last year with #ReadTheCandidates and read Yang...just because his UBI is starting to make a lot of sense suddenly as part of a social safety net.🤷‍♀️ 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Another one that‘s been on my TBR for awhile, and that I might shoehorn in here because it‘s sort of about the failure of our current social safety net... 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Side note...I read Barracoon and She Said and counted them for the same squares. 😂 2y
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Honestly, I probably could have counted Catch and Kill for a few of these, but I went for the most obvious...something #AboutAScandalOrCoverup

Also my #Book2020 #SetInHollywood


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Reposting this nonfiction challenge again for 2020 for anyone interested in joining in!


CoffeeK8 Thanks! 2y
jb72 @ElizaMarie Here is the bingo card on Litsy too. 🤗 2y
ElizaMarie Thanks!!! 2y
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And with Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl for my #SomethingWithMusic Prompt, I can officially call my #Nonfiction2019 challenge complete!


Amiable Yay! Congratulations! Great reading! 2y
LauraJ Well done! 2y
Kaila-ann Yay!! Congrats! 2y
JazzFeathers Yayyy!!!! 😁👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Amandajoy Wow! 👍🏻 2y
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Reposting again for anyone who missed it the first time. The #Nonfiction2020 challenge!

It‘s an election year here in the US, so most of the topics I picked are related to topics of interest for 2020. Again, they are meant to be really flexible, stretch them to fit your needs, and if you are outside the US, shift them to what is relevant in your part of the globe.⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...So for instance, you hate politics and don‘t want to read about a current candidate...pick a famous candidate from the past that you admire, even one from another country like Nelson Mandela. Current issues getting you down, try something historic and how we dealt with that, or how another country handles it. Hate scandals, shift sideways and pick a non political scandal, like Bad Blood, etc. As always, have fun with it! 2y
Megabooks Thanks for reposting! I missed it the first time. 💜💜 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks You are very welcome! 2y
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LauraJ This is a challenge I want to do! Thanks for reposting, I also missed it the first time. 2y
squirrelbrain I missed it too @Megabooks.... I‘d like to give this a go Melissa, but already have soooo many challenges for next year. I might try for a line or two rather than the whole thing. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @squirrelbrain Again...you really only need to read 5 books for this challenge. It was meant to be bingo, and was never intended to be a mandatory coverall challenge... so don‘t push it and just read what works for you. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LauraJ You are welcome! 2y
squirrelbrain That‘s good to know @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I missed the first post too. I haven‘t been here as much as usual. Holiday stuff .... needless to say, I‘m in! (edited) 2y
4thhouseontheleft @squirrelbrain that was my approach in 2019 but I ended up completing the whole board! (edited) 2y
squirrelbrain @4thhouseontheleft - ha ha, I‘ll either do none, or all of it. That‘s often the way it goes.... 😁 2y
Smarkies Thanks for this card! It helped me read through my nonfiction TBR this year. 😁 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Smarkies You are very welcome, hopefully this year‘s card will motivate a few more to move from your TBR to Read piles. 2y
Gezemice Thisis very cool, Melissa! Nonfiction, yay! Although I am more on the science or biography side nowadays. It looks really good, though, there are too few nonfiction chalkenges out there! 2y
Gezemice And I was thinking, there should be a “Something About Mary”... 2y
britt_brooke Thanks for creating this again for 2020! I love this challenge. 💚 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Great idea! I might use that next year.😉 (edited) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @britt_brooke You are so very welcome! I‘m glad so many people have enjoyed it! 2y
Crazeedi I'm planning to work on this as an additional challenge, we will see how much I get accomplished!! Thanks! And happy 2020!! 2y
rockpools @Singout Here you go! 2y
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This was SO hard for me!! Only 10! But I did it, after some painful cuts, here are my top 10 Nonfiction books I read in this decade (and I think all but 1 was published in this decade too).

All of these were amazing reads, they taught me amazing things, and I recommend them all regularly. Thank you Litsy for leading me to all of them!


Cinfhen I‘ve only read 3 and a bunch look like MUST READS for me!!! Hoping to use some for the #Nonfiction2020 challenge 🧡 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen there are definitely some you could use there! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen How many challenges are you doing girl? 2y
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squirrelbrain Once again I haven‘t read any of these... 😳 2y
Cinfhen I think 5 @MicheleinPhilly ....just more excuses to buy books 😉 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @squirrelbrain Well if you ever decide to pick one up, I hope you like it. 2y
squirrelbrain Oh my TBR list is getting ever longer.... 😁 2y
AnneCecilie I‘ve just screenshot your favorites, this is a future tbr. You read soo many great nonfiction books. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneCecilie I hope you enjoy and learn lots from whichever one(s) you decide to read! 2y
AnneCecilie I‘ve already bought The Color of Law, so I‘ll start with that. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh shoooot ... I should have put at least three of these on my list! No, four!!! Great picks, my friend! (edited) 2y
Graywacke Great list. I‘ve listened to four of these and I constantly think about all of them. 2y
Suet624 I listened to Lab Girl. Audiobooks aren‘t really my thing but I loved listening to this one. A great book. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 I listened to it that way too, and I completely agree! 2y
4thhouseontheleft I've read and loved half of these, and the other half are on my TBR! The Color of Law, Evicted, and 6th Extinction would definitely be on my regrets list. 2y
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I know a few have been asking (the planning bug is starting to strike) plus a few of you finished this years challenge ages ago. So here it is #Nonfiction2020

It‘s an election year here in the US, so most of the topics I picked are related to topics of interest for 2020. Again, they are meant to be really flexible, stretch them to fit your needs, and if you are outside the US, shift them to what is relevant in your part of the globe. ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So for instance, you hate politics and don‘t want to read about a current candidate...pick a famous candidate from the past that you admire, even one from another country like Nelson Mandela. Current issues getting you down, try something historic and how we dealt with that, or how another country handles it. Hate scandals, shift sideways and pick a non political scandal, like Bad Blood, etc. As always, have fun with it! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen @Simona Since I know you two have been waiting! 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Need to get my iPad to enlarge image!!!! Thanks for tagging me 🥳🥳 2y
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Addison_Reads Awesome. I'll have to start planning. ☺ 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Addison_Reads That‘s the fun part, right! 2y
CoffeeK8 I‘m so excited to see this! 2y
Amiable Ooooh! So excited! 2y
Simona Wow! Challenging challenge❣️ 2y
AnneFindsJoy Woohoo! Yesssssssss! I‘m jumping up and down excitedly that you‘ve posted it! I can‘t wait to get planning my books! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeK8 @Amiable @Simona @AnneFindsJoy I‘m so excited to see all of you excited! 😁 2y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy yay! I‘m pretty excited about this challenge again! 2y
jb72 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so happy you are hosting this again and making it so flexible. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jb72 You are welcome! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jb72 The flexibility is my favorite part too! I love seeing how everyone interprets them and makes it work.😉 2y
4thhouseontheleft Next year‘s looks AMAZING!! I love the focus. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @4thhouseontheleft I‘m so glad everyone‘s been enjoying the choices so far....we‘re so politically tuned in right now I figured it would be a strong reaction one way or the other. All in or No way, I want to learn more about the issues or I‘m already over saturated with politics. 2y
xxjenadanxx I've got two left to go on this year's, but I should easily finish it. This one is a bit daunting to me but I look forward to being pushed out of my reading comfort zone! 2y
Amandajoy I missed this when you posted it. I liked the bingo this year so I had to go searching for it since I‘m setting up my challenges for next year. Think I‘m just doing this one and the Read Harder. Glad I found it! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @xxjenadanxx That‘s the fun and challenging part! And remember you really only need 5, it doesn‘t have to be a coverall....although I saw it quickly became that to many. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amandajoy I‘m so glad you found it! I guess I should repost this again as we get closer to the end of the year! 2y
xxjenadanxx Oh! That makes sense! I'm definitely the coverall type lol. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here is this year‘s card @JHgotham I just take a screenshot and then mark off the ones I read as I go. If you look at #Nonfiction2020 posts you can see how people are marking them off and what they are reading. All the categories are loosely based, and open to your own interpretation. 1y
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Just signed up for #NFNov hosted by @Clwojick and @rsteve388 I am hoping to make next month #NetgalleyNovember for me also because I am terrible at keeping up with those 😅

Clwojick woohoo! 2y
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Signed up for round 7 for the nonfiction group. It was a hard choice between nonfiction and historical fiction. Round 6 of #lmpbc has been a lot of fun and hopefully round 7 will be just as much fun. Have you signed up?


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Updating my card for July:

A Fighting Chance has been on my TBR list for over a year, according to audible I bought it sometime in 2016🙈

Otherwise I read “Off the Sidelines” and a great Graphic Memoir “Hey, Kiddo” (I‘ll tag both below for anyone interested) but they don‘t fit any of the categories I have left so 🤷‍♀️ guess I‘ll just read some more. 🤣


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A few nonfiction piles. #tbr #mounttbr

SW-T Liked Sapiens and have Eloquent Rage in my TBR. Nice stacks! 2y
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Added two more to my board this month:

American Like Me “something from another country” or in this case families and traditions transplanted to the US, immigrant stories.

No Apparent Distress “something with Survival” or sadly in this case the lack thereof due to lack of insurance. 😢


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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! 3y
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Card covered!

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

kspenmoll Congrat! Some great books!!!🎉🎉 3y
Addison_Reads Great job! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉. Good for you! That‘s wonderful! 3y
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SW-T Impressive! Great job 😊 3y
RealBooks4ever Congratulations!! 🏆🎉 3y
britt_brooke @SW-T Thank you! 3y
Amiable Yay! Great job! Which book was your favorite? (edited) 3y
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) 3y
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) 3y
Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Way to go!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Damnnnnnnnn! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola ☺️☺️☺️ 3y
Megabooks Awesome!! Great job! 3y
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 💚 3y
Smarkies Great job! I may probably only get a couple of columns covered for mine. 😂😂 3y
britt_brooke @Smarkies That‘s still an accomplishment! 3y
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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 3y
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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! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go you! Great job. My card is nearly full also. Love me some good nonfiction! 3y
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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? 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Definitely at least half. And the funny part is, I never used to read much NF at all. Times change! 3y
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! 3y
britt_brooke @Carleneishere I always love suggestions, so thank you! 3y
kspenmoll This is wonderful!!!‘ 3y
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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) 3y
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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! 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
xxjenadanxx What app do you use to add the book covers to the bingo boxes? 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @xxjenadanxx I take a screenshot of them in Goodreads, and then use an app called Over 3y
xxjenadanxx @Riveted_Reader_Melissa perfect, that‘s just what I needed to know! Thank you for helping me out :) 3y
LeticiaToraci Where can I find an empty bingo card picture? 3y
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