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message 1: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Chambers | 4 comments Hi Lauren. Thanks for the invite. I live in Santa Fe with spouse, 5 cats and a 60 lb dog that thinks she a 10 lb kitty. I enjoy memoirs and non-fiction about social justice issues.


message 2: by Brooke (new)

Brooke (brookebecker) | 34 comments Hi I’m Brooke ... I saw this group pop up in my feed and it is right up my alley. I live in SoCal with my husband, daughter and 2 cats. I enjoy having a library in my daughters schools parking lot 😉 I have my BA in history but I enjoy all kinds of non fiction. My latest favorites have been in the science and nature writing realm. I’m looking forward to reading with everyone!


message 3: by Daria, Winging this mod thing! (new)

Daria Zeoli (dariazeoli) | 265 comments Mod
Hi, all. I’m Daria. Born and raised in NJ, I share my home with my mother and our rescue beagle, Millie. I enjoy memoirs but I’m a voracious reader in general; my love of pop culture definitely influences my non-fiction shelf.


message 4: by Bridgette (new)

Bridgette (bridgettem) | 4 comments Hello, all! I’m Bridgette from Florida. I have a two year old son and two dogs. Fiction makes up the bulk of my reading, but I do like to crack open a nonfiction book pretty regularly. My go-to is history with the occasional memoir or self-help book. I’m looking forward to broadening my nonfiction horizons with the help of this group!


Silver_Neurotic Hi, I'm Nikki and I live in upstate NY with my husband, almost 2 year old daughter and five fur babies. I love memoirs and I'm always striving to introduce more nonfiction into my life.


message 6: by Megan (new)

Megan Elgin Thanks for the invite Lauren!
I live near Fargo, North Dakota. I haven’t read much nonfiction in the past, but one of my goals this year is to read more of it - at least one nonfiction book a month. I’m a voracious reader and love reading lots of different genres so I’m hoping to expand that with nonfiction.


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (tnbooklover) Hi I’m Amanda. I live on Tennessee (Knoxville) with my husband and our 3 fur babies 🐶 🐶 🐶. I read predominantly fiction but this year I’m really focusing on nonfiction. I like memoir, psychology, social justice and some science. Looking forward to finding some new reads and new friends.


message 8: by Allissa (new)

Allissa | 1 comments Hi guys,
I’m an Australian who lives by the beach and not too close to any fire, for now at least. I teach literacy at a high school and love it most of the time. I usually read memoir in terms of nonfiction.


Barbara (The Bibliophage) (barbarathebibliophage) | 67 comments Hi - I live in Central Pennsylvania. I read a ton of NF each year, even though I used to NEVER read it. Tastes change. I love memoirs, especially around medical experiences. And politics, particularly related to current events. I’ll read history as long as it’s well written and not to heavy on battle descriptions. And the science and history of medicine also fascinate me. Pretty eclectic!


message 10: by Verity (new)

Verity Salter (veritysalter) Hi, thank you for the invitation Lauren. I’m 39, I live in Yorkshire, England with my husband, two children and two dogs. I love to read Golden Age crime and Victorian Gothic. I will read any genre of Non Fiction if the subject interests me.


message 11: by Diane Standish (new)

Diane Standish (crazeedi) | 4 comments hi I'm Diane, I live 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh PA in a little rural village in western PA. I enjoy biography and really love to read books on medical and historical topics. I read 1491 a month ago, and though it was a chunskter it was mind blowing. I worked in medical field so I have an interest there. thanks for invite, I look forward to reading with you


message 12: by K M (new)

K M | 2 comments Kate from southwest Iowa. about 30 to 40% of my reads are nonfiction so I'm excited to join in the fun. I do a lot of yoga, have a lot of cats, drink a lot of tea, sing in an area jazz choir, work at a park, and do a lot of community theater :)


message 13: by Amy (last edited Jan 14, 2020 12:41PM) (new)

Amy (amybf) | 129 comments Hi! Thanks for the invite, Lauren! I'm Amy (Amiable on Litsy) and I live in Connecticut with my husband and our cat. We also have two sons who are in their 20s -- the oldest is a Marine helicopter pilot and the youngest is an aerospace engineer who works in the defense industry. I work in marketing and communications for a large health system and love to travel. Nonfiction (especially narrative nonfiction) is one of my favorite genres. Like Diane and Barbara, I'm drawn to medical topics. I also love biographies and history. A few of my favorite nonfiction authors include Erik Larson, David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin.


message 14: by Erica (last edited Jan 14, 2020 05:58PM) (new)

Erica Theresa | 2 comments Hi! I'm Erica-- Thanks for the invite! I live just outside of Philadelphia with my fiance and two black cats. I work for a federal contractor and am also working on my MA part-time (yes, my life is crazy!). I'm a pianist and artist, and I love to write. I generally enjoy reading anything and trying new things, but my non-fiction reads have been pretty much limited to true crime. I'm hoping the group can inspire me to expand upon this and broaden my interests!


message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura (laurab22) | 6 comments Hello! I'm Laura, I live in southwestern Ohio with my two kids and a bunch of chickens. I love history and most non-fiction books. We homeschool and study a lot of history and science as well as art. I do photography as a side gig, it's my passion next to reading. Hoping for all kinds of good book suggestions here!


message 16: by Glenda (new)

Glenda | 2 comments Thank you for the invite Lauren! I'm Glenda, I live in "the middle of nowhere" in southwestern Washington state with my husband, 16 year old son, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. I'm a fan of many non-fiction subjects, including memoirs/biographies, science, true crime, nature.......well, pretty much anything. I'm looking forward to chatting about books with everyone!


message 17: by Amy Alice (new)

Amy Alice (amyalicejakob) Hi all, I'm Amy, I'm from Nottingham UK and I am a maths teacher with a toddler, two dogs and a lovely husband. I'm big into non-fiction, I try and support female writers as they're so underrepresented in this field, but I love reading *most* nonfic!


message 18: by Matt (new)

Matt | 2 comments Hi everyone,

I'm Matt, I live in northern NJ. My sister makes fun of how much non-fiction I read, so this year I'll be adding a few novels in addition to my normal array of non-fiction.

I'm really into outdoor sports like skiing and mountaineering, but I've struggled to find good books about outdoor adventurers. If anyone has suggestions I'd be glad to hear them!


message 19: by Amy (new)

Amy (amybf) | 129 comments Matt, I’m sure you’ve probably read “Shackleton,” haven’t you?


message 20: by Amy (new)

Amy (amybf) | 129 comments That should be “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing. For some reason my app isn’t letting me edit my comments. 😬


message 21: by Blueberry (new)

Blueberry (blueberry1) | 8 comments I'm Cindy or Blueberry. I live in Northern CA. I am a substitute special-ed teacher. My husband and I have 3 kids. One at home, one on the east coast and one at college at UCIrvine.


message 22: by Colleen (new)

Colleen (cocoreads70) | 1 comments Hi I’m Colleen. Or CocoReads on Litsy. I’m not much of a nonfiction reader but we have a few picks in my IRL book group this year and I’m always trying to stretch my reading wings so I may not always be the most active person here but I like the idea.


message 23: by Missy (new)

Missy (miseliz) | 4 comments Hi, I’m Missy from Illinois. Thanks for the invite Daria! Daria is a friend from Litsy. I am not a big NF reader, but I’ve been trying to add a bit more each year. Looking forward to expanding my horizons a bit.


message 24: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (morr_books) | 2 comments Hi Everyone! I'm Sarah and live/work in Houston, TX. I have been reading lots of nonfiction lately, including history, true crime, memoirs, travel and self-help. Looking forward to discussing NF with y'all


message 25: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Carter (thelibrarian33) | 1 comments Hello! I'm Carrie (TheLibrarian on Litsy) and live in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband and my cat. Fiction is my genre of choice but I would like to start reading more non-fiction and also participate in more groups.


message 26: by Daria, Winging this mod thing! (new)

Daria Zeoli (dariazeoli) | 265 comments Mod
Welcome, everyone! Thanks for joining our group!


message 27: by Diana (new)

Diana (diana_medina) | 8 comments Hi everyone! My name is Diana and I live in Las Vegas (20+ yrs). I have two boys (4 and 6). I read lots of fiction and nonfiction. Lately I’ve been on a true crime binge so I’ve been reading/listening to anything I can get my hands on. Any Murderinos out there?
Thanks for the invite, Daria! SSDGM!


message 28: by Sue (new)

Sue Dix | 1 comments Thank you, Daria, for the invitation. I live in the Grand Rapids Michigan area with my S.O. and my 20 pound orange cat, Ozzy (for Ozzy Osborne). I am excited to be a part of an NF book group and I love the February pick, Inheritance.


message 29: by Brooke (new)

Brooke (brookebecker) | 34 comments SSDGM Diana!!


message 30: by Diana (new)

Diana (diana_medina) | 8 comments YESSS BROOKE! 🙌🙌🙌


message 31: by Lori (new)

Lori Lamothe | 5 comments Hi, thanks for the invite, Daria. I mainly read mysteries but I love true crime, history and other types of nonfiction. I live in New England and I've got a daughter plus a rescue husky.

Diana - I'm a fellow murderino, for sure.


message 32: by Diana (new)

Diana (diana_medina) | 8 comments Stay Saved and Do God’s Mission, Lori! 🙌😉


message 33: by Marta (new)

Marta (gezemice) | 79 comments Hi all! Thank you for inviting me, Daria! I live in Illinois, US. My Litsy user name is @Gezemice. I read mostly fiction with about 20% nonfiction by number of books, but probably higher by page count as most non-fiction I read is longer. I usually have at least one non-fiction going, I like them especially on audio. My favorite topics are history - Tudors, medieval and ancient history mostly -, science, with memoirs and occasional tech books thrown in, but I read anything that is interesting and well written. Looking forward to sharing in the book as nonfiction readers tend to be less common...


message 34: by Daisey (new)

Daisey | 3 comments Hi everyone! I'm also Daisey on Litsy. I live in Missouri and teach middle school English and math. I try to include some nonfiction every month, and I generally tend to listen to it on audio. I'm not sure how often I'll pick up the book chosen specifically for the month, but I looked through some of the discussion and am absolutely interested in some of the books mentioned, so it might be a great way to guide my nonfiction reading.


message 35: by Dianna (new)

Dianna | 3 comments Hi everyone! Thanks for the invite Daria! I'm a pharmacist at a teaching hospital in Ohio. I read almost everything but the last few years have been trying to read more and more nonfiction. I find I really enjoy nonfiction on audio!

Outside of reading: I home brew beer and love to cook. I have rescue beagle mix named Watson who loves to snuggle.


Katie/Doing Dewey Hi all! My name is Katie and I'm a computational biologist in Santa Clara. I live here with my husband and my cat, Maggie. I love hiking, photography, and computer games. I'm also a nonfiction book blogger and I'm excited to find this small but active group to discuss nonfiction with!


message 37: by Christina (new)

Christina (christinaroseanne) | 1 comments Hi Daria! I’m always forgetting to check GR and that there are separate groups here. I will try to remember because I love non fiction! I’m in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and work as a behavior specialist in a mental health clinic. I’m also getting a second masters in counseling. Add raising my two teens and my niece who came to live with us (we live with my mom) life is often chaotic. But reading is my preferred self care activity.


message 38: by KKEC Reads (new)

KKEC Reads (kkecreads) Hello! My name is Katy, I live in Northern California. I have 5 dogs, 8 cats and a blue & gold macaw (country living!). I’m excited to be in this group.


message 39: by Andrew (new)

Andrew | 2 comments Hey, I'm Andrew from Toronto, Canada. Got into reading a few years ago and got hooked onto non-fiction reading Into Thin Air by John Krakauer. Predominantly read non-fiction now and joined the group to find new recommendations and join discussions.


message 40: by Daria, Winging this mod thing! (new)

Daria Zeoli (dariazeoli) | 265 comments Mod
Welcome, old and new members! Have a seat and grab a cup :)


message 41: by James (new)

James (sellingwnc) | 2 comments Hi, I'm James. I live in Bakersville, NC. I largely read non-fiction, specifically those that deal with quantum physics but anything on the outdoors, travel and comedy. And by "read" I mean listen to Audible in my car or while cutting the grass. Joined the group to raid the bookshelf and get new ideas each month.


message 42: by Daria, Winging this mod thing! (new)

Daria Zeoli (dariazeoli) | 265 comments Mod
A very belated welcome to you, James! I'm an equally opportunity reader, so audiobooks are certainly a format I take advantage of often. I hope you find some worthy new reads here.


message 43: by Judith (new)

Judith (soloact) Glenda wrote: "I live in "the middle of nowhere" in southwestern Washington state with my husband, 16 year old son, 3 cats, and 3 dogs."

Greetings from Port Angeles, WA.


message 44: by Judith (last edited Oct 14, 2021 07:23PM) (new)

Judith (soloact) I'm Port Angeles, WA, on the Olympic Peninsula at the Canadian border across from Victoria, BC. I've lived all over the country, border to border, coast to coast, but hoped to remain in Santa Cruz, CA when I retired. Couldn't afford it anymore. Also: wildfires.

So I came here 6 years ago because of the mountains and views and affordable housing. I knew no one then and know hardly anyone, still, other than my dog Max and cat Niko. Covid isolation hasn't helped with spreading roots. I long for people to share ideas, perspectives, interesting topics with, so that's why I joined.

I've never followed a book group consistently, because there are always still so many books that I really want to read on my To Read list that I resist reading ones that don't interest me much or at all. My reading interests are broad, so I don't need a nudge to branch out. But the value of book groups, I'm told, is in the different perspectives -- and some of those nudges, probably?


message 45: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tot | 7 comments Hi, I’m new and in Erie, PA. I rarely read fiction So joining a regular book club isn’t practical. I thought I’d give this a try. Home is me, hubby, and 3 doggies.


message 46: by Daria, Winging this mod thing! (new)

Daria Zeoli (dariazeoli) | 265 comments Mod
Welcome! Hope you’ll join in where you’re comfortable!


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