Nonfiction Reading Challenge

I’m really excited that I found this challenge hosted by Doing Dewey because this will be an actual challenge for me! I almost never read nonfiction books but both my husband and my mom as well as several of my friends read them all the time and are always suggesting books to me so I thought this year would finally be the year that I start reading some of those books! Plus I have several memoirs I’d like to finally get to and I’m hoping this challenge will be the push I need to finally get those read!

As far as rules and goals, the challenge is pretty flexible. As long as it’s nonfiction, it counts. And we can set our own goals. I’m going to set my goal at 10 nonfiction books for the year. I know that doesn’t seem like much but I’ve read maybe 1 for the last several years and I really want a goal I can achieve without feeling overwhelmed. I still plan on reading mostly fiction for the year and I don’t want to give those up, so 10 seems like a good number for me.

Here are a few of the books I’m hoping to read this year:

Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why by Sady Doyle, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay, The Geek Feminish Revolution by Kameron Hurley, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant’ Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

Here are the books I’ve read for this challenge: