Hello, November. The largely ignored month in between Halloween and Christmas. Thanksgiving sneaks in right at the end there, but this slightly gloomier month of the year tends to be lost in the shuffle of the remainder of the year, functioning as a rest period between holidays. So it seems fitting that November be our month to take a dive into all things nonfiction, a genre that is also largely pushed aside in favour of its fictional counterparts.

What Does Nonfiction Mean to You?

How does nonfiction rank for you as a reader? Do you skip past the section at the bookstore with the assumption that it only contains travel guides and new age philosophy? Or do you peruse the shelves searching for a story about a Hollywood scandal or your next true crime binge read?

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Nonfiction is full of intriguing stories; after all, real life isn’t all boring. It’s a genre that at first glance appears to be chock full of self-help and nothing more. In fact, it’s a fascinating long form narrative for stories both past and present. One can learn about epic historic events, boundary-pushing scientific research and entire forgotten civilizations. It expands our capacity for knowledge, something that in this day and age we could all stand to appreciate more than we do.

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Nonfiction Month at Fully Booked

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This November, we’re dusting off our bookshelves and taking a look into all that the nonfiction genre has to offer. Maybe you’re into psychological novels about the development of the brain, or it could be that salacious Tinseltown gossip is more your jam. Whatever your preference, this underappreciated storytelling medium has something for everyone. 

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We love a good nonfiction read, and we’re sure that after this month you’ll find time to add them to your TBR. Happy November bookworms!

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