Ten Books To Get Your Book Club to Love Nonfiction

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Are you tired of reading the be-all, end-all novel of the week? Get your book club to try some nonfiction that reads like fiction. You’ll be surprised how much more there is to talk about.


Three Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway

They didn’t wait for “perfect” to become champions.


Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Prison isn’t what you think it is. Nor is it what you watch on the t.v. show.


Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chung

Find out why America was priced out of manufacturing. Want to live in a dorm? They do.


In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson

When an American Ambassador loses control of his daughter and loses control of his mission.


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Life renewed, regained and refreshed thru nature.


A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.

Yes, you can change the world. See how.


Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

The got tired of going to paint and wine parties of their day and did something with their lives.


Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War

The power of one person doing what is right.


Dream Land by Sam Quinones

How the heroin epidemic happened.


My life in France by Julia Child

What can happen when a housewife gets bored.

4 thoughts on “Ten Books To Get Your Book Club to Love Nonfiction

  1. I *love* nonfiction; often more than fiction! Don’t understand why some readers wouldn’t like it, but then again I’m a teacher and love learning … I’ve read and enjoyed reading several of these. And a few more look like ones I would like to read …

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    1. People think of textbooks–boring. They don’t often know that there is a whole world of “popular” nonfiction, not academic nonfiction, that is very readable. Some blur the lines–Robert Massies’ Nicholas and Alexandra is a good example. Once they see it reads like fiction they usually go bacl for more. It’s finding that “gateway” book….


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