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Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Fiction often inspires us to explore subjects we might not have otherwise considered – but where should you start? Anythink buyer Jennifer Hendzlik shares her recommendations for nonfiction titles that will keep you engaged while remaining entertained.  

If you liked The Martian by Andy Weir, then try Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach. 

If you liked Interstellar, then try Death by Black Hole: and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension by Michio Kaku. 

If you liked Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, then try Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. 

If you liked The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, then try Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert Pirsig.

If you liked The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, then try Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan.

If you liked All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, then try Paper Love: Searching for the Girl my Grandfather Left Behind by Sarah Wildman. 

If you liked The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake or God Help the Child by Toni Morrisonthen try Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

If you liked The Selection by Kiera Cass, then try Front Roe: How to be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life by Louise Roe. 

If you liked Hamilton (the musical), then try 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernov.

If you liked The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev, then try The Indian Family Kitchen: Classic Dishes for a New Generation by Anjali Pathak. 

If you liked Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, then try Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. 

 

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