Up until recently – and by recently I mean last week-ish – I read hardly any non-fiction books. I felt like non-fiction was just a section for research or schoolwork and not “real” reading. I take that back now. At my local library, I have discovered a plethora (one of my favorite words) of amazing books in the non-fiction section. Last week I read a book about witches, one about monsters, and one about the Naive American History (which is very relevant to my ancestry). I’ve also discovered lots of amazing poetry in the non-fiction section. For some reason I didn’t realize that’s where poetry was kept in the library? I always thought it was in the fiction section.
The first book of poetry I read was recommended by my friend Jen and I read it last year. It is called Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. I really liked that and decided this year that I would try and explore some more poetry and non-fiction works. I started with a super popular book of poetry, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. That was so amazing that it has been hard to find something that lives up to it. Not really sure where to go next it my poetry journey, I decided to try out a volume called The Best American Poetry of 2017. Hoping that it would give me some good authors to try out. I’m currently reading it now and so far it is very good.
Something else non-fiction that I have been into since 8th grade (shout out to Mrs. Humphreys) is Greek mythology. The book we used in that class was amazing. I could not for the life of me remember the name or author of the book though. For the past ten-ish years I’ve been trying to figure out what the heck the book was called so I could read it again. The only thing I could remember from 8th grade was that the book cover was yellow. I have finally found it! I found it at the library earlier this week. It is called D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. I am so excited to finally have this book back in my life.
Are there any books that you are excited to read?