This might sound silly, but have you tried reading non-fiction for pleasure? When we think of non-fiction books, we usually think about the type of books that we’d use for researching a school assignment – interesting, perhaps, but not a thrilling prospect if you’re looking for a book to curl up with.
For those of you who aren’t into vampires, romance, fantasy, sci-fi or anything fanciful, you might like to try getting into non-fiction. The great thing about non-fiction is that you can often dip in and out of the book, reading the bits that interest you and skimming through the bits that don’t. It’s not like a novel, where if you don’t read chapter two, you miss vital information about the plot and characters.
There are lots of different types of non-fiction that you could potentially read for the fun of it. Many people really enjoy reading the biographies or autobiographies of people they are interested in; others like books filled with pictures, graphics or photos (especially if you’re reading about art or music); some like to learn a new skill while they read (for example, many people read cook books or gardening books for fun) and others like to fuel their interest in a subject by learning as much as they can.
In the library, we are always getting really interesting non-fiction books that would be great for many people to simply read and enjoy. However, our instinct, when we’re looking for something to read, is to go straight to the fiction section.
How about you give non-fiction a try?
Here are some new titles:
Don’t forget to borrow out some extra reading for the holidays! We have a whole lot of new titles just in, including:
- Fury by Shirley Marr
- What Now, Tilda B? by Kathryn Lomer
- The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
- The Vampire Kisses novel by Ellen Schreiber
and many more!
Also, don’t forget that the Premier’s Reading Challenge will finish soon, so Year Seven and Eights: please update your book lists!
Happy reading and happy holidays!
Want to keep your finger on the pulse with new release fiction? Well, there are a few ways you can find out what’s new.
Firstly, check out the display of new books in the library near the circulation desk. Whenever we order new books, that’s where they go first.
Secondly, there are several websites devoted to informing readers all about the latest publications. One of these is a site called ‘ Between the lines’. Check it out today – just click on the picture below to link directly to the site! And don’t forget, if you see anything you like, let us know in the library – we’d be happy to order in a copy of any new book that appeals!
The library has just received a whole swag of new books for your perusal and enjoyment! Some titles include:
- Going Bovine – Libba Bray
- I Lost My Mobile at the Mall – Wendy Harmer
- Great Australian Speeches – Pamela Robson (ed.)
- Fallen – Lauren Kate
- The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl – Barry Lyga
- The Hunt for Ned Kelly – Sophie Masson
- The Better Woman – Ber Carroll
- Tillmon County on Fire – Pamela Ehrenberg
- Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust – Elly Berkovits Gross