It's Week 4 of Nonfiction November - this week is hosted by Leann from Shelf Aware and it's all about our nonfiction favorites! What makes a book one of your favorites - the subject matter, the writing style, the tone?
For me, I generally like reading about people, places, and history. Some of my recent favorite nonfiction books have been about women, particularly women that history has kind of ignored or we just don't really know about.
As a former historian with a focus on architectural history, I'm also drawn to books about iconic buildings. I love nonfiction books that are able to bring a place to life through its stories.
I generally enjoy narrative nonfiction as opposed to more technical or academic writing. It's not dry, it has more of a story-telling feel and reads like a fiction book. I like to be entertained when I'm reading! Erik Larson's books are perfect examples of narrative nonfiction.
Even in school I was never really interested in science; however, if the tone is light and the author is able to make the subject matter understandable, I can get on board!
What are some of your favorite nonfiction books?