Do you prefer reading works of fiction or mostly non-fiction?

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  1. sweetzara profile image76
    sweetzaraposted 11 years ago

    Do you prefer reading works of fiction or mostly non-fiction?

    In you opinion, what's the best work of fiction or non-fiction you have ever read?

  2. thebiologyofleah profile image68
    thebiologyofleahposted 11 years ago

    I prefer reading mostly fiction, although there are some great authors out there that write non-fiction so well you feel like you are reading fiction. Some of the best stories are true so it is no wonder some non-fiction paints a better picture compared to fiction. One non-fiction author I particularly enjoy is Erik Larsen.

  3. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image85
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 11 years ago

    I almost exclusively read fiction. I have a bit of a short attention span and need a story that will capture my imagination. I will read some non-fiction if I'm on a craze about a particular subject (e.g. music, religion), and I LOVE diaries and letter collections. But the bulk of my library is novels and poetry.

    As for the best works I have ever read, for fiction it is Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera", and for non-fiction it is "The Diary of Anne Frank". - "Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen is a close second (there are too many close seconds on fiction for me to list!)

  4. Fastian profile image63
    Fastianposted 11 years ago

    If someone has not read the Harry Potter series, definitely the finest reading treat has been missed. I must've read the whole series more than half a dozen times It's the best book I have ever read & whenever I read it I feel the same joy.

  5. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Fiction. I've always been addicted to the book I have of fairy tales as my true favorite. But my collection of novels begs to differ.

  6. Pintaya profile image75
    Pintayaposted 11 years ago

    Historical fiction is my guilty pleasure. Other than that, non-fiction all the way!

  7. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    I like both, either a good mystery, something in the 18th century era. I also like to read about kings and queens, European history and biographies.

  8. GavinWichmann profile image61
    GavinWichmannposted 11 years ago

    Fiction is what I read more often, mostly because reading is an escape. Reading non-fiction works can be enjoyable, but fiction is overall much more entertaining I think.

  9. Shift-Three profile image59
    Shift-Threeposted 11 years ago

    For awhile I was reading only non fiction, now I seem to be in a fiction loop!

  10. Valorie Esquilona profile image60
    Valorie Esquilonaposted 11 years ago

    The truth is more amazing than fiction that's why I love non-fiction more.  Fiction is good too and there's no doubt that everybody loves it but I'd love to be astounded by the truth first.

  11. Ratatosk profile image57
    Ratatoskposted 11 years ago

    IsnĀ“t the very most of the books fiction, except biographies or technical stuff?

  12. UndercoverAgent19 profile image74
    UndercoverAgent19posted 11 years ago

    I find myself usually reading fiction, but it definitely depends on my mood or what the book is about, regardless of whether or not it's fiction or non-fiction. As I get older, I seem to be getting more and more interested in non-fiction. I think my favorite books overall would have to be Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll.


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