A Non-Fiction a Month – 1 New Excellent Non-Fiction Every Month

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. I want to experience it more often. 


A Non-Fiction a Month

I’m really interested in the new non-fiction. 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 for a good non-fiction book?

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 Non-fiction
Robert McCrum’s 100 best non-fiction books of all time
All-TIME 100 Non-fiction Books


Non-fiction Books

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

Catherine Jinks


Memoirs, Autobiography

non-fiction books

Nature Writing, Travel

All About Food: Food Culture & Cookbooks

You can tell a more over-the-top incredible story if you use a nonfiction form.

Chuck Palahniuk

Popular Science, Environment


Health, Diet & Nutrition

Social Sciences, Current Affairs & History


Essays, Criticism, Languages


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

David Shields

Inspirational, Reference, Other Misc.

If you are looking for non-fiction books about art and artists, check out Books About Art & Artists. I love reading about art and artists so they have their own page.

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