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Mini-Reviews: Walking With Ghosts, Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage #BookReview #NonFiction #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge #ReadNonFicChal

One of my goals for 2022, was to read 24 NonFiction books, 2 per month. I am trying to read a variety of genres, as I tend to read a lot of memoirs or biographies. These 3 were all enjoyable with one being a memoir of growing up, another a biography of a feminist that includes a lot of history and finally a recounting of early exploration.

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I’d Rather Be Reading by Ann Bogel #BookReview #NonFictionChallenge

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel 

Published September 4th 2018 by Baker Books

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Word Up: The Life of Amanda Gorman, Why Being Happy Matters: Discover How The Power Of Joy Will Energize Your Life #Buzzwordathon #Non-Fiction #ReadNonFicChal @bookdout

My goal for the Non-Fiction Challenge is to read two per month. I read these back in January, but I am a bit late getting my reviews posted. As far as what category they fit, I would say Celebrity and Social History for the Amanda Gorman book and Self-Help for the Happiness book.

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics #BookReview #Audiobook #ReadNonFicChal

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

This is my first book for the 2022 Non-Fiction Reading Challenge. It fits into the Celebrity Category. My interest was piqued when I saw Carol’s review on Reading Ladies back in November. I knew I wanted to check it out and I am glad I did. Click on the link to check out Carol’s review.

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#NonFictionNovember: The Day the World Came To Town, The Boys #BookReview #Audiobook @HarperAudio

It is Non-Fiction November, and although I am not participating with the weekly blog posts, I am trying to read 4 non-fiction books this month. Here are my first two.

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Two Christian Christmas Books: The First Christmas, Our Gift-Giving God #BookReview #Christmas #20BooksForChristmas

 

The First Christmas: A Story of New Beginnings

The First Christmas: A Story of New Beginnings by Stephen Mitchell (written and narrated)

Published November 2nd 2021 by Macmillan Audio, St. Martin’s Essentials

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Two Mini-Reviews of Non-Fiction Books: The Dressmakers of Auschwitz & The Prison Guard’s Daughter #BookReview #Audiobook

Two Different Periods of History, Two Very Different Stories
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Two Great Memoirs: You Got Anything Stronger? & Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero #BookReview #Audiobook @HarperAudio

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You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories by Gabrielle Union & Kevin Carr O’Leary, Narrated by Gabrielle Union

Published September 14th 2021 by HarperAudio

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle #Audiobook #BookReview

From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle

Published October 1st 2019 by Simon Schuster Audio

About the Book: In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.

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