The Nonfiction Book Tag

Posted November 30, 2023 by Stephanie in Nonfiction, nonfiction november, nonfiction november 2023 / 5 Comments

To end Nonfiction November I created my very own nonfiction book tag. Feel free to also do this tag for yourself and don’t forget to let me know if you do.




1. What’s a nonfiction book that you’ve read more than once?

When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney

I don’t re-read nonfiction books a lot, although lately I’ve been doing it more. This book is one of them and a favorite of mine. I always enjoy Kara Cooney’s books and with this particular one I love that it’s about different female rulers from ancient Egypt.


2. What topic in nonfiction do you usually avoid?

I tend to avoid nonfiction books about politics, technology, economics and cooking. These topics are just not a part of my current interests.


3. Do you have a favorite subgenre in nonfiction?

Ancient History

Tutankhamun | Alexander the Great | Messalina

No surprise here that my favorite subgenre in nonfiction is ancient history. I especially enjoy books about ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and ancient Rome. I can’t get enough of these topics!


4. What’s a nonfiction book that you own but haven’t read yet?

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes

Aside from the many e-books on my Kindle that I have yet to read (I’m not even going to attempt to go look through it) I also still need to read Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet because it’s exactly my kinda read and I love Bettany’s books so much.


5. What is your favorite nonfiction book of the year (so far)?

Women of Myth by Jenny Williamson and Gen McMenemy

I read Women of Myth back in February already but it has remained my favorite nonfiction of 2023 ever since. It features diverse mythological women from all corners of the world and has the most beautiful illustrated by Sara Richard. It is perfection!


6. Which nonfiction author(s) do you enjoy the most?

My top three of favorite nonfiction authors is:
Barry Strauss
Kara Cooney
Bettany Hughes

I also recently did a top 10 list that you can find here.


7. What are your favorite nonfiction covers?

How Far the Light Reaches | Antigone Rising | Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


8. What nonfiction book ended up more interesting than you thought it would be?

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are by Michael Pye

Initially I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly from this book but it turned about to be an amazingly fascinating read!


9 What three nonfiction books would you recommend the most?

The Woman Who Would Be King | Tamed | Venus & Aphrodite


10. What not yet released nonfiction book are you looking forward to reading?

Aesopโ€™s Animals: The Science Behind the Fables by Jo Wimpenny

This book just sounds like a really interesting examination of Aesop’s Fables and the animals that appear in them. I can’t wait to read it!



Political Commentary or Social Issues?
๐Ÿ—ฒ Social Issues

Biography or Memoir?
๐Ÿ—ฒ Biography

Self-Help or Philosophy?
๐Ÿ—ฒ Self-Help

Psychology or Technology?
๐Ÿ—ฒ Psychology

History or Science?
๐Ÿ—ฒ History



Have you read any of the books I mentioned?
Do you wanna read any?


5 responses to “The Nonfiction Book Tag

  1. Thanks for this interesting post. I have read the Northsea… book by Pye, and liked it. A different world to the Mediterranean. There are a few books there that I want to read. I have also noted your favourite authors. Will look for them. I have not read anything by them.

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