Go Vote!! Check out the poll at Goodreads. Best Books of 2017 at Goodreads has 20 categories ranging from fiction, memoirs, thrillers to children’s books. There were some categories I didn’t vote in as I had not read any of the books up for an award. BUT – and this is a big but – you can add your own choice of book to vote for if it was published in 20147 and meets the category criteria.
For Mystery and Thrillers I added Peter Robinson’s book Sleeping in the Ground. Will it make it to the next round of voting? Probably not if I am the only one voting for it but I liked it very much so, I voted for it in that category. Opening round ends in 4 days then they move to the semifinal round. Go vote and check out the books 🙂
Nonfiction November started October 30, and ends December 1, 2017. I first read about this event at Kim’s site, Sophisticated Dorkiness and then started seeing it on my other favorite bookish sites.
Will you be participating? I am going to give it a whirl this year starting with Emily Nunn’s book Comfort Food Diaries.
The first weekly prompt for Nonfiction November is Your Year in Nonfiction, and will be hosted by Julie @ JulzReads:
Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
This past year I would have to say my favorite non-fiction is Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker. It is by far the most recommended non fiction I’ve read this year. So informative and written with style and wit. I was completely engaged.
On the other hand, Stir by Jessica Fechtor was also a big winner. Hard to decided which was my favorite as they write about very different subjects and issues. I would recommend both without reservation.
What do I hope to get out of participating this year? I’m not sure I know yet except to connect with like minded bookworms and be exposed to new books and subjects. It should be a fun experience – join in!