I just finished up a class for graduate school that was all about adult popular fiction. My favorite genre that we discussed was narrative nonfiction. I am not the biggest nonfiction fan, but I have been trying to read more of it over the years. Narrative nonfiction was the answer! This genre takes a traditional nonfiction/historical timeline and adds traditional literary elements so that they read more like fiction novels or stories.
My favorite narrative nonfiction is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I had previously heard of HeLa cells in my biology classes throughout the years, but had no idea of the rich and complex history of both the cells and the woman they came from, Henrietta Lacks. Some other great narrative nonfiction books to check out from the Westmont Public Library are: The Devil in the White City, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.