Nice to Meet You, I'm Nonfiction

Published on February 06, 2024

nice to meet you i'm nonfiction

By Allie

Hello, reader! I’m Nonfiction.  

Wait, don’t run! If you were expecting a pile of dusty encyclopedias old enough to be your grandmother, fear not. Instead, I carry an expansive variety of subjects, with diverse perspectives and compelling narratives from across the globe.  

Whether you’re a history aficionado or prefer the modern day, I’m certain you and I have common interests. Allow me to refresh your memory of the Dewey Decimal System and present to you a sample of my many good reads. 


The 000s: Computer Science, Information, and General Works

Fresh takes on the latest technology, software how-tos, and books about books (and libraries!) 

nice to meet you im nonfiction 000


The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI by Fei-Fei Li

At the center of artificial intelligence, Dr. Li documents this century’s defining technological breakthroughs, while inspiring readers with her own immigrant experience.   

The 100s: Philosophy and Psychology 

The human mind and its many facets: ethical quandaries, mental health, and even...[dramatic pause]...the supernatural.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 100


The Witches Almanac: Sorcerers, Witches and Magic from Ancient Rome to the Digital Age by Charles Christian 

Meet over 300 sorcerers whose beliefs and rituals bewitched the world with uncertainty, stigma, and global movements.  


The 200s: Religion and Spirituality  

World religions, mythology, and spirituality—everything from origin stories to today.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 200


Every Step is Home: A Spiritual Geography from Appalachia to Alaska by Lori Erickson 

Take a tour through North America’s most sacred places and through the spiritual connection to land that so many cultures share.  

The 300s: Social Sciences 

The ever-fascinating study of people: human rights, politics, military, education, and family.   

nice to meet you im nonfiction 300


Love Across Borders: Passports, Papers, and Romance in a Divided World by Anna Lekas Miller        

How do you make a relationship work when incorrect passports, prejudice, and financial hardships keep you apart? 

The 400s: Language

For multilingual readers, language learners, writers, and logophiles (people who love words.) 

nice to meet you im nonfiction 400


Word by Word: The Secret Live of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper 

Take a dive into the intricate and quirky world of lexicography—writing dictionaries, defining words, and the tremendous social influence of language.   

The 500s: Natural Science

The universe and its many wonders—exotic plants and animals, extreme weather patterns, prehistoric life, and everything in between.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 500


How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler 

From shark-like sturgeons to dancing crabs, Imbler exhibits the brilliance of ocean life, while weaving in her own bittersweet quest to survive and belong.   

The 600s: Technology and Applied Science

Innovations of every kind: home management, transportation, cooking, health, and much more.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 600


The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well by Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins 

Rooted in Native American teachings, Luger and Collins demonstrate practical and rewarding ways to achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. 

The 700s: Arts and Recreation

A vibrant collection for sports enthusiasts, crafters, musicians, film buffs, and outdoor adventurers.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 700


Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way by Caseen Gaines 

Amidst the roaring twenties, the first all-Black Broadway musical shook up New York City, bringing the issue of racial justice center stage.  

The 800s: Literature

A potpourri of poetry, plays, short stories, essays, and laugh-out-loud comedy.  

nice to meet you im nonfiction 800


Congratulations, the Best is Over! by R. Eric Thomas 

Thomas shares the nitty-gritty humor—and cringe-worthy moments—of how it feels to visit home after many life stages have changed who you are.  



The 900s: History and Geography

Literary travel guides across space and time—everything from vacationing tips to ancient cultures. 

nice to meet you im nonfiction 900


River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Road by Cat Jarman 

An unexpected discovery traces Vikings all the way to the Middle East, unearthing new trade routes and lifestyles that change everything we know about these warriors.  


Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I hope we’ll meet again. Happy reading!