Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2020 (Vol. 3)

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I love nonfiction, so I might as well participate in Shelly’s Nonfiction Reader Challenge this year! The challenge will run from January 1 – December 31, 2020. Participants may join at any time up until December 1, 2020.

There are three levels to choose from and I’m going to particpate in the Nonfiction Know-It-All category: Read 12 books, one for each category.

Here are the categories (categories in bold have already been fulfilled – with those reviews below):

  1. Memoir
  2. Disaster Event
  3. Social Science
  4. Related to an Occupation
  5. History
  6. Feminism
  7. Psychology
  8. Medical Issue
  9. Nature
  10. True Crime
  11. Science
  12. Published in 2020

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by: Ronan Farrow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The first night I started this audiobook, my attention was captured! I know a tiny bit about the background of Harvey Weinstein, but I wouldn’t say I’m an expert at all so all of this information was new to me and I could not believe my ears! Seriously, the first night alone, I listened to the first 40% of the book and I think my jaw was on the ground for the majority of this audiobook!

But as I kept returning to it over the course of the next few days, my interest started waning. It kind of felt repetive and drug out…though those issues could be related to my attention span. I also found Farrow’s different accents and voices totally irritating…and it started detracting from the story for me. I can’t put my finger on exactly what lost my interest, but I found it a struggle just to finish.

Catch and Kill fulfills the True Crime category for the Nonfiction Reading Challenge.




7 thoughts on “Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2020 (Vol. 3)

  1. This is such a fun way to get exposed to a variety of options in the genre. I read Catch and Kill last year and found it to be so fascinating. It really read like a thriller!

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  2. I’m very impressed that you’ve read so much nonfiction already this year. Nonfiction has been a dead zone for me. I think I’ve only read 2 or 3 and that’s very low for me. I do have a couple coming up, but I just don’t seem to be drawn to it as much as in “normal” years. Catch and Kill worked for me, but I can definitely see the points you made. Have a nice week!

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