November of 2016 introduced me to some of my favorite Nonfiction reads, so coming into it the following year, I was giddy with excitement for what’s in store. And Nonfiction November 2017 did not disappoint, thankfully.
In total I read 13 books, including collections of poems and essays, short stories, and graphic novels:
Favorite current listen:I discovered this podcast thanks to Meghan Hughes mentioning in her recent vlog a fascinating episode on coincidences (aka my favorite topic to discuss). I looked the podcast up online, went on to listen in rapid enthralment, and then checked out five more episodes consecutively in a single day. My curiosity was endless, and I found Hidden Brain best heard in a single uninterrupted sitting to get the most out of it.
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain’s host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
We have carefully curated topics, impossible to predict from episode to episode, ranging from the correlation and causation of loneliness and social media (Prisons of Our Own Making), to the “catfishing” con performed in 1985 (Lonely Hearts), and the effects that happen to your mind and body after prolonged periods without sleep (Eleven Days Without Sleep).
I highly, highly recommend giving Hidden Brain a listen as soon as possible.
Special posts featured this month on my blog:I featured my first TV review on Netflix’s American Vandal, talking about why it’s the perfect show to binge-watch if you’re a fan of theories, conspiracies, and in-depth investigations. You can read my review in full here. Plus, watch the trailer below:
That was my November wrap-up, thank you for reading!