Readers, I didn’t know I wanted to know about the history of indigo dye or the science behind a perfect wine pairing—until a few fellow readers recommended the right books. After a few pages of captivating research and pithy prose, I couldn’t stop reading!
Many of you share my love of learning and embrace unlikely topics in your quest for knowledge. No matter your niche interest (in my case: urban planning), reading is the perfect way to nourish an investigative mind with new and fascinating information.
In today’s collection of delightfully nerdy nonfiction, you’ll find expert writing, engaging stories, and easy-to-absorb details about topics you never thought you wanted to learn about.
You don’t need to be an avid nonfiction reader to enjoy the titles on today’s list. Many readers suggest listening to these selections in their audiobook format, making the listening experience as podcast-like as possible. Or, if you’re feeling especially nerdy, go ahead and pretend you’ve been assigned reading for class; the author becomes your instructor. (For better or worse, you’ll have to assign your own homework.)
No matter how you approach nonfiction in your reading life, I hope you find your next nerdy read on this list—and we can’t wait to hear your favorite topics to learn about in the comments!
Find a new niche interest in these 10 nerdy nonfiction books
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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
What nerdy nonfiction topic do you love to read about? Please share it along with your book recommendations in the comments!
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