The importance of non-fiction cannot be stressed enough. After all, almost every CAT reading comprehension falls under the 'non-fiction' category. 'Non-fiction' is a vast field, and the benefits of reading it include improved vocabulary levels, better comprehension and a better understanding of the language. I know non-fiction books may not be as interesting a read as fiction books. Fiction books have a plot, interesting characters and lots of drama and action. Non-fiction books can be a bit boring most of the times because they provide bland facts and reality of life, just like food without salt. I have tried to sort out the non-fiction category of books into various levels according to the reader's abilities.
We have separate sections for beginners, amateurs and fluent readers; choose which level you best fit in. Don’t get intimidated with the names of the authors or panic reading the titles of the books. It’s alright if you don’t fit in the category of advanced readers. Don’t push yourself hard to start reading a Shashi Tharoor or Thomas Friedman book.
Always keep in mind that reading is a process and you will eventually get the hang of it. The important aspect of non-fiction books is that most of the RCs given in the exams are from this category. Reading these books will help you get knowledge from diverse areas of life. You will get to learn a lot of new words, concepts, ideas and facts from these books. And if luck comes knocking at your door, maybe you get a RC passage from one of these books! Isn’t it a good reason to read these books? If yes, what are you waiting for? Get hold of one of the books and begin your journey into the world of non-fiction.
Keeping the above in mind, I’m going to list five non-fiction books for each category of reader.
|5 non-fiction books for beginners level
|5 non-fiction books for amateurs level
|5 non-fiction books for advanced level
What do you think about this list? Should we add more books to it? Do you have a personal favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
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