Non-fiction is a genre of writing that comprises books or writing that aren’t dependent on fictional narratives.
“Nonfiction is any document or media content that attempts, in good faith, to provide accurate information regarding a real-world topic. Nonfictional content may be presented either objectively or subjectively. Nonfiction is one of the fundamental divisions of narrative writing (specifically, prose) — in contrast to fiction, largely populated by imaginary characters and events, though sometimes ambiguous regarding its basis in reality.”
Non-fiction can be based on historical events, a biography, or scrutinising philosophical questions and many more subject matters.
If you’re not a fan of non-fiction or haven’t considered reading non-fiction writing then these are some of the must-read non-fiction for everyone.
- Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens.
About the author- Nell Stevens writes memoirs and fiction. She is the author of Bleaker House and Mrs Gaskell & Me (UK) / The Victorian & the Romantic (US/CAN), which won the 2019 Somerset Maugham Award. She was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, 2018. Her writing is published in The New York Times, Vogue, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Granta and elsewhere. Nell is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick.
The book is a capricious, amusing, thought-provoking blend of biography and travelogue. Bleaker House dazzlingly seizes the hopes, fears, self-torture and humour of being young and yearning to make a creative life. With prevailing honesty and humour, Nell’s race to finish her book emerges as a mesmerising narrative in its own right.
- Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
About the author- “Emily Chang is the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology, a daily TV show focused on global technology and Bloomberg Studio 1.0, where she regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors, and entrepreneurs. She was previously a CNN correspondent based in Beijing and London and has won five regional Emmy awards for her reporting. She is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.”
Silicon Valley’s aggressive, misogynistic, culture has barred women from the greatest potential of wealth creation in the history of the world. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture. Emily Chang shows how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals.
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
About the author- Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Ms Adichie is also the author of the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck.
This book is the adaption of the author’s most-view Ted-Talk of the same name. She shines a light not only on egregious discrimination but also on the institutional behaviours that somehow confine women around the world. She tenses broadly on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad and shows a subtle explanation of why the gender divide is harmful to both women and men.
Reading through these books will make you understand the art of non-fiction writings. Non-fiction can be as pleasing as fiction ones and definitely will be not boring.
These non-fiction books will be a good start of dive for fiction lovers into the non-fiction writings.
Author info source- goodreads.com