The case for nonfiction
Non-fiction often gets a bad rap. They’re the books you have you read, the ones you were assigned for class or work. Non-fiction titles don’t commonly have a reputation for being the sort of reading you can get lost in. According to Mary Wilkes Towner and Carol Inskeep of the Urbana Free Library, the idea that non-fiction is non-readable is a farce. This hour on Focus, they join Scott Cameron. We’re making the case for non-fiction. During this hour, we’ll talk about different kinds of non-fiction and the idea that what we read says something about us as a person.
Since we know that lots of you are voracious readers, we wonder – do you prefer nonfiction? We’re working to compile a list of Focus fans’ favorite non-fiction titles, so please send us your favorites!
The Best Non-fiction Reading List Ever Complied Thanks to the Urbana Free Library and Focus fans everywhere:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman - @lindseysmoon
American Nations by Colin Woodard - @stephdavidson