This year I’ll be participating in Nonfiction November, a month-long challenge to read, write about, and discuss as much nonfiction as possible, with a themed discussion prompt posted at the start of each week.
Over the summer while living in Philly, I had the chance to alternate between the city’s many distinctive bookshops, where I was able to pick up a wide range of titles.
To hope is to gamble. It’s to bet on the future, on your desires, on the possibility that an open heart and uncertainty is better than gloom and safety.
—Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark
In her latest work, Rebecca Solnit examines a wide array of American crises through the lens of a single theme: the power of calling things by their true names.
This weekend and next week, I’ll be focusing on finishing several nonfiction titles, including Rebecca Solnit’s latest collection of essays, James Baldwin’s nonfiction of the 1960s and 1970s, and Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped.