Monday, January 18, 2016

Musing Mondays (43) Books Beyond Fiction

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, that asks you to muse about something book related each week.

My Musings for the Week...

Random weekly question from January 4th: What do you do when you finish a book? Do you immediately start another one?

Most of the time I don't start another book right after I've finished one. Usually, I have to finish reviews before I move on. So it take a little time to let the information process and find the right words to describe how much or how little I liked a book. Only then do I start to think about what I want to read next.

Other Musings:

Post #43, a.k.a. the first Musing Monday's post of 2016. **throws confetti** It's been a while, and I figured that it was time to get back into the swing of things. And Musing Monday's seemed like a good way to do it.

Today I wanted to talk about books, or more specifically, types of books. I enjoy fiction--from the occasional paranormal to science fiction and fantasy--there's nothing wrong with that. But, I do enjoy other books beyond that. So, what about the other types of books? Biographies, history, how-to's, science, essays--all the subcategories that fall into the nonfiction side of the bookish spectrum.

What other kinds of books do I actually enjoy reading?

I have a few specific topics that I particularly enjoy. History is one of my favorites. I could read about history all day and not really mind (I always feel like there's something to be learned). I also enjoy exploring science. Cooking, obviously, because I enjoy baking--plus its also nice to have extra recipe's on-hand.

The common theme is that a lot of the different types of books I read are based around my interests. Cooking, because I love to bake; books on art techniques, because I'm always looking to refine my skills; history because...well history is history. I look forward to reading more of these books in 2016. You know, I just want to step into genre's that I might not typically read.

So, what kind of books do you enjoy reading besides fiction? Or, what was one of the books you read in 2016?


  1. For me, it depends on the book - if the book was AMAZING then I'd probably take a while to get out of that whole world. If it was bad, then I might go into a reading slump - if not, then I'd pounce on that next book!
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

  2. I like memoirs, especially from writers I love or even celebrities I enjoy.

    My fictional tastes run to thrillers, women's fiction, and books about relationships. The occasional YA book.


  3. I'm a great fan of non fiction as with you science esp DNA type stuff! history and cooking I also like gardening, nature, geography,social anthropology, history and evolution of the language - ah well:) most things if the subject grabs me There is so much to learn to discover:)

    1. I agree with you, there is a lot to learn. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  4. I'm a fiction girl. I just don't enjoy non-fiction. BUT, it has been years since I read any non-fiction. I used to like to read memoirs of people who I found interesting. Might have to do that again. Great post!

    Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People


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