Today’s Daily Post asks whether you read fiction or non-fiction for fun. As an avid reader, I’ll read practically anything (within reason of course!) and I will often have two books on the go at once, though not at the same time – please don’t have images of me with a fiction book in one hand and a non-fiction book in the other.
I think the question is too simplistic though. The natural reaction would be to say that a person can only really read fiction for fun and non-fiction to education themselves. I would disagree with that because some fiction is incredibly dense and challenging whereas some non-fiction, though educational, can be fun and entertaining at the same time. Two quick lists then, the books that first come to mind for me of fun non-fiction and challenging fiction.
Top Three Fun Non-Fiction Books
- 1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clark
- Running with the Pack by Mark Rowlands
- Dear Coca Cola by Terry Ravenscroft
Top Three Challenging Fiction Books
- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Perdido Street Station by China Mieville