I’ve mentioned it here before, but I strongly believe that nonfiction titles can be great for book club discussions. Sadly, they tend to get overlooked when clubs are picking out their reads. I get it. Nonfiction can be a tough sell, especially for those who rarely pick it up, but these books are sure to get your group talking!
This teeny, tiny little essay is a great place to start. It’s small but mighty and you’ll have plenty to talk about when you’re done reading.
A bit of memoir, a dash of investigation and dozens of questions are tossed together in Alice Dreger’s book about the intersection of social justice and research.
Your book club will be spouting facts for months. This book is just filled to the brim with great bits of information that will make almost anyone thankful for modern medicine.
Sheri Fink’s book on the state of a hospital in post-Katrina New Orleans isn’t a light or easy read, but it’s an important one that will raise a ton of moral questions for your group.
It’s great to be grossed out with a group of friends, isn’t it? Everyone will be desperate to share the (numerous) moments that made them cringe while reading Anything That Moves.
It might sound dry and boring, but the history of Monopoly is actually quite fascinating. Be sure to have a board on hand because you’ll definitely get the itch to play!
The ins and outs of our social media lives, told through our data. It’s absolutely fascinating and horrifying all at the same time.
Written after the deaths of five men in her life, Ward’s memoir is heartbreaking, but also an incredibly honest and important look at racism and poverty.
This one is a little more academic, so I wouldn’t recommended it for a first rodeo, but it would be totally eye-opening for a group that has some experience with nonfiction and loves a good controversy.
If you saw the HBO documentary based on this book, you’ve only seen about half of the crazybananapants you’ll uncover while reading.
Does your book club read nonfiction? Do you have a title that would be perfect for groups to read?