Google+ The Introverted Reader: 2013 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

2013 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Sunday, December 30, 2012


The Challenge:  Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult. That's it. You can choose anything. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge.

I always like levels in my challenges, so here are mine:

Dilettante--Read 1-5 non-fiction books

Explorer--Read 6-10

Seeker--Read 11-15

Master--Read 16-20

This challenge will last from January 1 to December 31, 2013. You can sign up anytime throughout the year.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable, and feel free to read your books in any format you like.

I'm signing up at the Seeker level. I'll track my progress here.

  1. Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis
  2. The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
  3. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  4. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  5. Apologies to My Censor by Mitch Moxley
  6. Mountainfit by Meera Lee Sethi
  7. Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley, Jr.
  8. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  9. The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found by Gary Fuller
  10. The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder by Erin Blakemore
  11. The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family by Dan Savage
  12. The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland
  13. NPR Favorite Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

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I hope you'll join me!

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16 comments:

  1. I want to read more nonfiction this year than last year. Then, I saw your challenge just in time.

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  2. Can't wait to start! Thanks for hosting once again!

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  3. Another challenge I just can't resist! Thanks for hosting this one.

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  4. That sounds interesting. I already have to read nonfiction books for class, so I'll sign up for the Explorer level.

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  5. Thanks for this challenge - I especially like the freedom to choose many genres.

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  6. There's a bunch of biographies I want to read this year, especially because I read mainly fiction! This challenge is perfect for me to challenge myself to read more. :-)

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  7. Thanks for offering this challenge. Looking forward to some good reading!

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  8. Thanks for the challenge.. I am anxious to get back to the non-fiction genre.

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  9. I have completed this challenge.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.ca/2012/12/2013-non-fiction-challenge.html

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  10. I have just completed #2 in my Dilettante level.

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  11. I'm enjoying working this challenge. Just finished #3 of 5.

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  12. Just finished 4/5 for the level I chose. I may go up a level we will see! Enjoying the challenge to read more nonfiction.

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  13. I did much better on this challenge than I thought in 2013! Hoping 2014 will be even better :-)

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  14. http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-year-in-reading-challenges-2013.html

    I made the goal of 4 and only read 2 books. I didn't complete this challenge in 2013 and won't be joining in 2014 just because I don't overly prefer nonfiction.

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