I'm a pretty avid reader and mostly I love good fiction, but this year I have made a determined effort to read more non-fiction, but not just any old non-fiction - what I was after was "Recreational Non-Fiction"!
After a great deal of library exploration, and some very, VERY dry encounters with some non-fiction authors and their writing, I soon discovered that I'm particularly drawn towards non-fiction that is;
a) interesting / informative (gotta love what you're reading about, right?)
b) conversational (this is very important to me!)
c) about an individual's own explorations on a subject (it's great to go along for the ride while someone makes discoveries!), and
d) based on the natural sciences (that's just what floats my boat I guess!)
And I've been building a list this year to keep track of the "recreational non-fiction" titles that I have really loved, and here they are along with some notes on each;
These are my best titles for the year under the banner of "recreational non-fiction". Most of these titles are new releases, some are from decades ago, all are great! I do have a particular liking for the natural sciences so most of these books will be on this topic...
I'll continue to add to this list as the year progresses and I have a feeling that this is only just the start of a beautiful relationship between myself and recreational non-fiction!