Me read pretty nonfiction one day.
January 30, 2014 7:24 PM Subscribe
Bookclub filter: Nonfiction with beautiful prose?
posted by gatorae to Writing & Language (37 answers total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy nonfiction books, and I am eager to read more of them in my bookclub. The obstacle: my friend is not generally a fan of nonfiction, her main complaint being that the writing is just too journalistic/technical/cold/ugly compared to fiction. I often find this to be a feature rather than a bug, but to each her own. Nevertheless, I'd like to try to find something she will enjoy. Since this is for a bookclub, any suggested book should, in theory, foster interesting discussion in addition to being prettily written.
For point of reference: she sort of liked Devil in the White City (which I loved), but she felt it was still a bit dry. Her favorite books are generally historical fiction; her favorite author is Jane Austen.