Anyone here read nonfiction? What kind? What NF are you reading now?Anyone here read nonfiction? What kind? What NF are you reading now? Amanda #questionnaire #nonfiction
I read Girl Logic, really enjoyed it.
I don’t usually read NF, but I’m about to embark on a book about love languages. People talk about the five love languages so much that I’m curious. ?♀️
I really like memoirs and biographies. I’m reading Becoming by Michelle Obama right now.
@Robin I want this!
Currently listening to The Six Wives of Henry VIII. I love to listen to history and survival/disaster non-fiction.
Auto/Biographics & History. Current read: A Star is Born: Judy Garland & the Film that Got Away by Lorna Loft (JG’s daughter) and Jeffrey Vance.
I read quite a lot about Tibetan Buddhism
I love reading WWII survivor memoirs and memoirs by survivors of childhood abuse. If they live to tell their stories, I believe we have an obligation to read them.
@Kim i do too!
Microhistory, history, art, architecture, and science (mostly history of science). Currently my non-fiction is a book for work so don’t judge — Correctional Facility Planning. Lol
I don’t usually read non fiction books but I stumbled upon The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and it reads like fiction. It’s an amazing read with a deep meaning and incredible detail into not just Henriettas life but her entire family. Highly recommend.
I just loved My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff.
@Lizbeth Movie version in the works.
@Wils that is awesome!
The Secret Lives of Introverts
I’ve been working through ‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah lately. I like memoirs from contemporary celebrities I admire. And I also like expose-type stuff (Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove was a great example of this type for me).
Becoming by Michelle Obama.
Other non-fiction books have been real life murder or missing people books.
Cook books ?
I recently read This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson. I also read Beyond Magenta (I cant remember the author)
I like true crime and biographies.
I mostly read fiction, but right now I’m reading Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger.
I like the true crime & weird nf. just bought this one!
@Kai weir is my face, reading don’t look behind you by Tim Renner this morning
And obviously not typing well,ugh
@Kai I just got this too! Can’t wait to start!
I have literally just started The Home that was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek.
I’m reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean and also Sisters in Law (about Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
Mostly history and biographies. Right now I am reading The Great Mortality by John Kelly. A really good book about the Plague.
I love nonfiction as much as I do fiction. ❤
I read it all. Currently reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
I like to read a lot of memoirs. I also like books about books, “Nabokov’s favorite word is mauve ” is a cool one about word choice and literary habits authors across different decades have exhibited through software analysis, NOT as heavy a read as it sounds! Lol
I read about climbing or yoga sometimes.
I read history, religion, a little bit of everything
Anything and everything about Scotland.
History, Natural History, Travel. Currently reading Sapiens.
I read about 50/50 fiction/nonfiction. I will read almost any kind of nonfiction as long as it is well-written and interesting. I don’t read self-help or “how to improve your productivity/business” type books though. I just finished this one yesterday and it is fantastic — but infuriating!
@Sibyl it was infuriating to me as well, you’re not alone
History and biography mostly. Currently reading ‘The Favourite’ by Ophelia Field, about Sarah Churchill. It’s the background to what the recent film covered.
Memoirs, historical, and true crime.
Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Me
I am reading Quiet-Introverts in a World which won’t stop talking. I am also reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
@Beth How do you like Quiet? It really stuck with me and now I’m trying to get my family to read it!
This month I’ve been focusing on non-fiction relating to Black History Month. I’ve read White Rage, Barracoon, and The New Jim Crow.
Two of my non fiction shelves
@Patricia picked up she wolves, looking forward to it.
@Sandra brilliant book
History,politics, animals, true crime. So most nonfiction genres I guess.
This is the nonfiction that I am currently reading.
I am currently reading several NF books. In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy. Also ‘Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment’ and ‘The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World’.
Usually inspiration/business in the morning. I’m reading The Compound Effect right now.
The Warmth of Other Sons*****
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World (2016) by Peter Wohlleben
I always have a non fiction on the go! pretty eclectic, I get inspiration from the goodreads non-fiction lists! Currently Rocket Men about the moon landings!
I usually read historical non-fiction, but maps are a big draw. Also, random topics. In my TBR right now is the Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs, Stoned (about gemstones), Plants, the “Of Note” books — i.e., Letters of Note, Lists of Note, Book Thieves, whatever appeals!
Current non-fiction read is Long Walk To Freedom – Nelson Mandela
Becoming by Michelle Obama
I read true crimes regularly.
I read alot of the alison weir non fiction books….she also writes historical fiction but I read her historical analysis books only.
Radium Girls – very tragic what happened to those poor women
Becoming by Michelle Obama, anything on the Tudor era and Victorian era, anything on Ancient Egypt ?