A 2016 Wrap-Up Post!
I did Part 1 and Part 2 of the novels I read in 2016. Check those out, because I’m sure you’ll find those posts much more interesting than this one. Anyway, here are the nonfiction books I read this year. Well, except for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, but I lumped it in this category because it’s not exactly a novel.
Click on a title to read my review! Books aren’t listed in any particular order; there’s only 8 of them, after all.
- Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs. This is a book you should get as a gift for all the young girls you know. It’s full of mini biographies about some amazing women in history, many of whom I’d never heard about before. Of the nonfiction I read this year, this tops my list, which I didn’t find surprising seeing as it comes from the cool woman named Sam Maggs who wrote the awesome Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy last year.
- William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher. Will Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a wildly creative and popular series, and I finally got around to reading the second installment. Greatest takeaway: Yoda speaks in haikus!
- Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell. Having worked at a bookstore, I can attest that many of these are absolutely true. I got a nice kick out of this book.
- Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing: Revised Edition by Libbie Hawker. I’m mostly a pantser when it comes to writing, but I’ve always been envious of plotters. This is a great guide to how to outline your novel like a champ.
- 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron. Another thing I struggle with is writing lots and lots of words in a short time span. This is another great guide to bumping up that word count and getting those creative juices flowing.
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Strategy! Now I want to try out my tactics in Civilization IV (because that’s the most recent generation I have).
- Paper Hearts, Volume 1: Some Writing Advice by Beth Revis. Good writing advice for the novice, but not enough for someone who’s been reading writing advice for a while.
- Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton. Well, if you want to learn how to make vagina Christmas tree ornaments, this book is for you!
Stay tuned for the graphic novel 2016 posts, coming soon!
What was your favorite nonfiction book you read this year?
Have you read any of the books I read and do your opinions differ or not?
Comment below letting me know!