A Non-Fiction a Month is a reading project for people who want to read more or at least one non-fiction book a month. I love non-fiction books, and whenever I read one, I promise myself to read more. After a while, I forget all about it and, end up rereading fiction. Don’t get me wrong; I love fiction! But, I think that non-fiction books are like superfoods for our brains, and we have to nurture them more often. Learning new things with books, especially if they are beautifully written, is a fascinating experience.  

There’s nothing quite as exciting or moving as the very finest literary non-fiction.

Catherine Jinks
A Non-Fiction a Month

I’m really interested in the new nonfiction. I think the hyper-digital culture has changed our brains in ways we cannot begin to fathom.

David Shields

So I’ve decided to read at least one non-fiction a month from now on. To keep up with my reading, I’ve created this reading project so that you guys can discover fascinating non-fiction books and recommend me titles as well. I’ll try to read as diversely as I can. I’ll be reading memoirs, biographies, commentaries, diaries and a lot more! From travel writing to popular science and nature writing to psychology there is a lot I’m eager to discover. I must say I will be reading a lot about art and artists’ lives So stay tuned and please share your favourite non-fiction books with me. 

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a non-fiction a month

Non-fiction, and in particular the literary memoir, the stylised recollection of personal experience, is often as much about character and story and emotion as fiction is.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Looking for inspiration?

If you are looking for inspiration, you can check out these fantastic lists and find a book that will pique your interest.
Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction
Robert McCrum’s 100 best nonfiction books of all time
All-TIME 100 Nonfiction Books

2018 Non-fiction books

October: A Tokyo Romance – Ian Buruma
November: The Pillow Book – Sei Shonagon
December: Solitude – Anthony Storr

We like non-fiction because we live in fictitious times. 

David Shields

2019 Non-fiction books

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