I've never been the type to read non-fiction, unless required for school. Don't get me wrong - I love history, but I'd rather read fiction. The Internet is my non-fiction research when I'm interested in learning more about an important person or event.
With my growing love for Hamilton, though, I realized I should probably read the Ron Chernow biography that started it all. As of writing this post in early June, that hasn't happened yet (although I am the first hold of twelve at the library). It's a whopping 818 pages, so that's going to be a load of fun.
In addition, I saw some tweets earlier this year about a Thomas Jefferson biography that sounds like it doesn't paint him in an especially good or bad light. I have a lot of opinions about Jefferson, so I'm willing to give this one a try.
And finally, when we were at Joseph-Beth before leaving Kentucky for the summer, I saw a biography about some of the First Ladies, which definitely caught my attention. I've had a middle grade book about the First Kids for several years now. The First Ladies are just as fascinating to me.
So I guess I'm taking a little foray into the land of non-fiction. Some day, when I have time at Barnes & Noble or Joseph-Beth, perhaps I'll wander around the history and biography sections and see if anything else catches my eye.
So what about you? Do you read non-fiction? Why or why not? Do you have any recommendations for me?