Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2022


Blogger Bookdout hosts this year-long answer to Nonfiction November. I like the idea of spreading challenges over a year. Especially in November, there are too many great challenges. This one lets you read ANY nonfiction book OR follow a monthly topic such as social history or popular science. You can use a title for more than one challenge, but if you are doing the topics then a book only counts in ONE topic.

What I REALLY like is the option to have a monthly reminder email to post your review! How cool is that?

Thanks also to Carla of Carla Loves to Read who alerted me to this challenge.

Read all the details HERE

Remember to use #ReadNonFicChal on social media to bring awareness to the challenge, please.

I should have no real problems with this one. I do not expect to do all the categories because I have little interest in reference books beyond as a librarian–they are rarely something I pick up for myself and never review them here, but there could be so esoteric one of interest I suppose. Economics, celebrities (royals except the one married to a red-haired prince are not celebs), language, geography, and popular science are not usually on my reading list, but who knows, right?  I am not at all sure how to cope with the category “Linked to a podcast” since I’ve never caught the podcast habit.

My suggestions for what to read in some of the various categories

(if desired) for nonfiction newbies or others


1. Social History


1939: The Last Season by Anne De Courcy is just $2.99 right now for Kindle. I’ve loved all of her books.

4. Medical Memoir


Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer

5. Climate/Weather


The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

8. Geography


Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (I read the earlier edition)

12. Published in 2022


The Palace Papers by Tina Brown

This one comes out in April. Her Diana book is the only Di book I recommend.

As always, leave me a comment or a link if you are participating!

4 thoughts on “Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2022

  1. Good idea to spread this out through the year – as you say, November is such a crowded month. Celebrities would be a fail for me and I can’t imagine ever reading a reference book unless it was the only reading material available to me at that moment

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