A Beginner’s Guide to Nonfiction

January 24, 2018 Uncategorized 27


Do you have particular fiction genres you love, but have trouble finding nonfiction you enjoy as much? Are you a fiction reader looking to read more nonfiction? If so, I’ve got some ideas for you! I’ve picked out some favorite nonfiction reads from the past six years that I’ve been blogging. All of them have a strong narrative and were just as easy and engaging to read as any fiction. I hope you at least one that works for you!

If you like Historical Fiction, read…

If you like contemporary fiction that will tug on your heartstrings, read…

If you like books about the end of the world, read…

If you like legal thrillers or medical mysteries, read…

If you like crime fiction, read…

If you like books about adventure and exploration, read…

If you like fiction about struggling marriages, read…

27 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to Nonfiction”

    • DoingDewey

      Glad to hear it! I really did try to pick only my very favorite books and also books that wouldn’t feel too different from what someone who typically reads fiction might expect from a book.

  1. Angela

    What a great guide! I have some of these on my TBR, and I’m looking forward to them! Looks like I might have some more to add!

    • DoingDewey

      I’m glad it was helpful! I found Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy very engaging and I hope you’ll enjoy it too 🙂

  2. Naomi

    Perfect list for someone like me… interested in many different subjects, but scared about choosing the wrong books! So many of these are already on my list – probably as a result of your reviews. 🙂
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    • DoingDewey

      I did read The State of Affairs and it was actually one of my favorite books I read last year. It was fascinating to get a look into some many different relationships!

  3. iliana

    What a great post! I love the way you shared these and it should be easy enough to know where to start! I have to take note of these. I know some have been on my TBR list for a while but there are others new to me.
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  4. carol

    Thanks for the suggestions! This is the first year I’m consciously trying to read more non-fiction and the crime fiction and adventure/exploration books might be up my alley.

  5. Rennie

    What a fantastic post, love this! I loved Forty Autumns, I was surprised I didn’t see more of it everywhere when it came out. I’ve had a few of these on my TBR forever (Brain on Fire and Five Days at Memorial), this is motivating me to try and get to them. Added a few to my list as well 🙂 Such a great idea, I hope it convinces more readers to give nonfiction more chances!

    • DoingDewey

      Brain on Fire was on my list for a long time before I got to it too! I’d love if these suggestions got more people into reading nonfiction 🙂