Monday, April 2, 2012

Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge: 1st Quarter Recap

If you're participating in my Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge for 2012, I'd love to hear how it's going! Please share your progress during the first quarter either in a comment below or you can link up to a post on your blog. You can give whatever details you'd like to share, but here are a few prompts if you'd like to use them:

How many books have you read for the challenge? 

What topics have you learned about? 

Which books would you recommend and why?

Did any of the books or the information you read in them surprise you in any way?

Why did you choose the books you read?

Everyone who is linked up to the original sign-up linky and provides a recap in a comment on this post or links to a recap blog post in the linky below, will be eligible to win a copy of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. You can read my review of that book here. This linky will remain open for the month, but the giveaway ends on Sunday, April 15th. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email ~ so be sure to leave your email in your comment or make it available on your blog if you link to a post.


  1. I read four nonfiction books in the first quarter of 2012. My goal is 15, so I'm on pace to complete the challenge! So far, I've learned about how dogs relate to humans, the slums of Mumbai, the Renaissance, and the Mexican-American War. Pretty varied topics! Essentially, I chose the books I read because I already had them on my TBR shelf. I have more than fifteen nonfiction nonmemoir books on my shelf, so that'll likely be my motivation for each book I read for the challenge. Thanks for hosting and the giveaway! (My email address is readhandedlibrarian (at)gmail (dot)com)

    1. I'm so glad you're getting motivated to read from your shelves! It sounds like you've had some interesting topics to read about. Thanks for checking in!

  2. Hi! I also entered to win the IBBA and found you among the list of entries! :) I'm a new follower! I still hope I win (instead of you lol), but it never hurts to make some new friends along the way. ;)

  3. So far I am approximately right on schedule. I have read 2 out of my goal of 10 so far and another I'm starting tomorrow. The two read so far have been on presidents John Q. Adams and James Garfield. I LOVED the Garfield book - Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. It read just like a novel and was so full of wonderful writing. It made me feel for a man so little known.

    Thanks for the challenge.


    1. I love when nonfiction books read like novels! Glad to hear you're enjoying the challenge!


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