Non-Fiction Friday

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Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!


Non-Fiction News and Resources

  • If you’d like to read more non-fiction, I’d recommend narrative non-fiction (non-fiction written as a story) as a good place to start. Perhaps try one of the books on goodreads’ list of popular narrative non-fiction.
  • If you’re looking for you own list of upcoming non-fiction new releases to be excited about, the Library Journal Non-Fiction Previews are a great resource.
  • New Non-fiction this week:
    • The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
    • Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico
    • The Rise of the Tudors: The Family That Changed English History
    • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data (paperback)

  

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  1. Sophie

    I never knew that narrative non-fiction was called, well, narrative non-fiction, haha. That’s definitely my go-to type of non-fiction, although I really need to branch out more.

    The new books this week look interesting; I’m particularly drawn to The Accidental Universe. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice weekend, Katie! :)
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    • I also discovered the name narrative non-fiction after I started enjoying that type of book. I think you can probably do a decent amount of branching out even within narrative non-fiction. Mostly it tends to be books about history, but sometimes books on scientific discoveries are written that way too. Narrative non-fiction can also include “micro-histories”, histories focused on one small thing, like Salt for example, so you can get narrative non-fiction on lots of different topics.

      The Accidental Universe sounded especially good to me to, as did Naked Statistics. I’m definitely a science geek when it comes to my non-fiction! I hope you have a good weekend too :)

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      • Sophie

        Salt is on my to-read list! I’m drawn to food and science non-fiction, which seem to incorporate narrative non-fiction. (Or narrative non-fiction incorporates food and science non-fiction? Bah.) And science geeks unite! :D
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  2. Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    I just need to slip in a nonfiction here and there so I can start adding to your list!
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  3. Shannon @ River City Reading

    Love the narrative non fic link, that’s definitely a great way to get started with the genre!

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  4. Isi

    I have just reviewed the autobiography by Stephen Hawking, so well, it’s linked!! :) I want to read more non-fiction this year, it’s one of my bookish resolutions.
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  5. Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

    What a cool idea! I will have to remember this for the future :)
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  7. Aloi (guiltlessreading)

    I was surprised to find that not ver many people read non-fiction when I first started blogging. I LOVE this linky … I’ll make sure to link up when I have non-fiction reviews. My list is growing :) http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2009/01/non-fiction-reviews.html
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    • It’s surprised me how rare non-fiction readers are too, especially compared to some other genres, like YA. I love your non-fiction list! It looks like you’ve read some good ones in some of my favorite sub-genres :)

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