Friday, August 19, 2022


When you read books, do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?

We’re lucky as RVers because we have the opportunity to read often, and read often in beautiful places across the country. There’s almost nothing better than pulling into a new campsite with a beautiful view, grabbing a book, and plopping down with a beverage of choice and spend some time in a new story in a new place. Do you agree?

Do you typically have a genre you always read, or do you branch out and read different things? If you had to pick between reading fiction and non-fiction, which would you choose?

Tell us in the poll below, and if you have any book recommendations, please leave them in the comments. Thanks!


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Mitzi Agnew Giles
2 years ago

DH and I both enjoy comics, manga, science fiction-fantasy-steampunk, history, poetry, and hobby related. (Mine are cookbooks, gardening, foraging, natural history/ecology etc) I have been enjoying YA novels for many years now. My favorite contemporary authors are Neil Gaiman and Gail Carriger. I am currently half way into my Summer Reading Program. I save up books relating to the Arctic, Antarctic, and polar regions and read them during the summer in orderto convince myself that it’s not hotter than Hades hinges out there.

Wayne Caldwell
2 years ago

Fiction or Non-Fiction:
Depends on what grabs my attention at the time. I just finished an excellent non-fiction book about an 1800s Sioux Indian Medicine Man, “Black Elk Speaks”. Others are fiction, such as “This Present Darkness” and ” Piercing the Darkness” by Frank Peretti.

Diane M
2 years ago

I could not live without books.

Merlin B.
2 years ago

Nothing but non-fiction. At my age I don’t have time to waste reading someone’s made-up stuff.

Gene Bjerke
2 years ago
Reply to  Merlin B.

I generally agree, but the Tony Hillerman books about Navajo police officers were not only interesting, they taught us much about Navajo culture. Two for the price of one.

Mary Hazel
2 years ago

Until I retired (early intervention autism specialist) I read almost exclusively non-fiction that was either work related, garden related or travel related. Now, working through sci fi and fantasy section of my library!

Bob Perata
2 years ago

It all depends on my mood. But mostly fiction, bout 65 fiction 35 nonfiction, on my Kindle.

2 years ago

My book reading is generally technical material – rather than recreational reading. Altho I do enjoy reading some successful persons life story and how they did whatever they did!

Gary G
2 years ago

I go about 50-50 on fiction to non-fiction, depends on my interest of the day. Also I use my iPad much more for reading the last few years, I can change font size, brightness, and screen color, just seems to work best with my tri focal 🤓

Captn John
2 years ago

History of the Civil War is mostly fiction if written after 1890. Much of Lincoln’s words are never quoted. Since 1920 + schools have taught an agenda to have the north look good and mostly untruths.

2 years ago

For ease of reading in the RV, I prefer large print. don’t know why, but makes the stories go faster.

2 years ago
Reply to  tom

Me too! Large print means I don’t have to find my glasses!

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