SCPL Reader’s Corner: Non-Fiction November

Hey friends and readers!

I’m Bill, and I’m a Librarian here at the Scott County Public Library and I’d like to share with you a new feature that I will be doing regularly here on the blog.

Welcome to Reader’s Corner!!

Each installment of Reader’s Corner I’m going to share with you some fun things that I’ve been finding around the web that showcase a lot of different topics.  We will include links, lists, and interesting articles that you might find fun and entertaining.  My hope is that it will be an entertaining experience in the light of all the crazy things happening in our world today.  So kick back and enjoy surfing around the net and finding some great links and things to read.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

And because I love to share things about our very own library —  This month here on Reading Advised we will be sharing posts about non-fiction and information about our 2020 Fall Reading Program.  If you aren’t participating in the program yet, you still have plenty of time to sign up at any of our three locations.  You can also read more about the Bingo program here.  We have cards for all ages.  Stop by and see us.



First up, we are going to be celebrating Non-Fiction November all month long here on the blog.  If you aren’t familiar with #NonFictionNovember, it is an initiative where several bloggers and readers read only non-fiction books for the month of November.  You can join in over on Twitter at @NonFicNovember.  It’s a lot of fun and stretches our reading horizons just a bit.  I will be sharing regular recommendations and lists throughout the month so be on the lookout for those.

You can also join the group over at Goodreads at

Olive over at abookolive on YouTube gives an AWESOME introduction to this initiative


Natalie at Curious Reader gives more information and some recommendations.


I hope you check out this initiative, have fun with it and maybe share some of your finds here in the comments section on the blog throughout the month.



Next up, I want to share with you some great book lists that I have found this week browsing around the web looking for blog post ideas and looking for reading materials for both myself and our patrons here at the library.  Here’s what I’ve found this week:


Ten books of eco-fiction Are you worried about climate change?  You may be after you read some of these books.


7 Fall and Winter Graphic Novels for Kids and Young Adults.   I absolutely LOVE graphic novels.  We will be adding several of these to the library collections soon.  Get a cool preview here from the folks over at Book Riot.


Eight Great Books About Women Who Disappear.  I loved the tagline on this page from — “sometimes the best characters are ones who vanish from the page.”


11 Legitimately Funny Books to Read Aloud With Your Kids.   Who doesn’t love to laugh nowadays?  We have several of these titles in our collection and many are available in Evergreen.


24 Standalone Fantasy Novels When You Can’t Commit.   Tired of series and want to just read one?  Here’s a great list from the folks at Epic Reads.



I love exploring interesting information and being a librarian allows me to do that.  In this section, we will share some interesting finds on the web from around the state of Indiana and share them here.  Check these links out from around Indiana.  This section will appear occasionally.


Regina Anderson Andrews.  Check out this great blog post from the Indiana State Library about one of pioneering African-American librarians and her work in Indiana.

Pukwudgies and Where to Find Them.  What in the world is a “pukwudgie”?   Would you know where to find one?  Check out this really interesting article from the Indiana Historical Society to find out.  I had absolutely no idea.

Spookiest Items From the Indiana State Museum.  Halloween has just ended, but our fascination with creepy things never ends and the Indiana State Museum has some really creepy stuff in their collection.  Check it out over at their latest blog post.



Thanks for stopping in to our first Reader’s Corner.  I hope it’s been fun for you and you’ve found some interesting links.  Each update, I will try to feature something new and interesting that I’ve found around the web and here at the library.   I will see you soon!  Stay safe, stay well, and happy reading!



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  1. Cara November 7, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Bill, I love the non-fiction November initiative. While I do enjoy an occasional novel, I much prefer non-fiction. It seems like most reading blogs, apps, book clubs, etc. are focused on fiction, so it is nice to find some sources of non-fiction book reviews and recommendations. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. readingadvised November 9, 2020 at 9:42 am

      You are so welcome, Cara! I hope you enjoy.


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