Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction).
It’s a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week.
The final week is hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey: “It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR?”
But before we finish the month, there is one more outstanding non-fiction read I’m itching to mention: Jamil Jivani’s Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity (2018).
One concept gleaned from this book, which I have used countless times in recent weeks, is Arjun Appadurai’s explanation of the contrast between “wishful thinking” and “thoughtful wishing”, which is important in terms of how one views the world, filled with frustration or possibility.
Wishful thinking (according to this New York University anthropologist) occurs when you want a better life but you don’t know how to plan for it, whereas thoughtful wishing occurs when you know the specific and attainable steps to get that better life.