Nonfiction November: Diversity and Nonfiction


Week 3 (November 17 to 23): Diversity and Nonfiction

Love your nonfiction? Nonfiction November is hosted by an awesome bunch of peeps: Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness, Leslie of Regular Rumination, Becca of I'm Lost In Books and Katie of Doing Dewey.

Diversity and Nonfiction: What does “diversity” in books mean to you? Does it refer to book’s location or subject matter? Or is it the author’s nationality or background? What countries/cultures do you tend to enjoy or read about most in your nonfiction? What countries/cultures would you like nonfiction recommendations for?


I think it's both ... and more! Diversity is all about celebrating differences -- different locales, subject matter, authors. I personally enjoy reading eclectically because by default it's pretty random. I learn so much about the world, about life, and about people which I otherwise wouldn't. (Believe it or not, I'm kind of shy in real life.)

Where have I read?

I started up a Book Map to keep track of where all the stories take place. (Note that only the ones marked in green are nonfiction).

Based on my map, I don't seem to have a preference for any specific country as I seem to read all over the place! I haven't tried doing any specific challenges geared towards reading a particular culture or by author nationality.

What am I reading?

I've also started a general listing of my non-fiction reads according to subject matter. I have a pretty decent list of foodie reads (we talked about this in the last post), business and economics, and memoirs and biographies. Check out my full list here.


I would love to get more Asian-authored and Asia-based books in my TBR. If you have any recommendations, do let me know!


3 comments:

  1. Ooooo...I love the idea of mapping where your books take place.

    Going to check out your Book Map Link.

    I hope you are staying warm. It is FREEZING in Pittsburgh. BRRRRR.

    Elizabeth

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  2. First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar is her memoir, very good and set in India. Other than that I have not read any Asian nonfiction.

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  3. That book map is cool! I recently read a memoir set in North Korea you might enjoy -- Without You There Is No Us by Suki Kim.

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