Here are some of the qualities that make me add a nonfiction book to my list of favorites:
Makes Me Think:
- How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by: Saeed Jones (Simon & Schuster)
- Know My Name by: Chanel Miller (Viking)
- Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by: Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- In the Dream House by: Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)
- Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by: Dani Shapiro (Knopf)
- American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by: Maureen Callahan (Viking)
Teaches Me Something:
- The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by: Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press)
- More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by: Elaine Welteroth (Viking)
- Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by: Jacob Tobia (G.P. Putnam)
What qualities help a nonfiction read land among your favorites?
This week’s Nonfiction November post is hosted by Leann of Shelf Aware.