Summer Fruit Nonfiction Recommendations

Pick a favorite summer fruit to discover your next nonfiction books to read next in this very unscientific, just for fun blog.


If strawberries, raspberries and blackberries make their way often to your plate, you're a big fan of any kind of history, opens a new window (did you know this year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, opens a new window?). Something about long summer nights has you shivering under a blanket reading true crime, opens a new window or you'll be found flipping through nonfiction graphic novels, opens a new window while by the pool.


If summer screams for the bright zip of citrus, you like to be surprised and you're often bouncing around from one thing to the next. Try a memoir from ordinary people with fascinating stories, opens a new window or pick up a book about real-life adventurers, opens a new window. You're looking to get some time under the stars, opens a new window while camping, opens a new window this summer, too.


There's something magical about just-ripe peaches, plums and nectarines. Since stone fruits don't last long, you like to look for ways to preserve things, like keeping family memories, opens a new window alive. Practice watercolors, opens a new window or pick up crochet, opens a new window or knitting, opens a new window. You're a big believer in slowing down to smell the roses, opens a new window


If a big slice of juicy watermelon is your favorite summer treat, you likely enjoy human stories. Pick up a recently ordered biography or memoir, opens a new window, or see which memoirs, opens a new window Arapahoe Libraries staff recommend. Since summer is about abundance, you might want to dabble in homebrewing, opens a new window or preserving, opens a new window


When you cut up a mango, you're transported to lands far away. Plan your next adventure with new travel books, opens a new window or learn about new places and peoples' experiences in travel memoirs, opens a new window. You're often running around town, so nonfiction audiobooks, opens a new window about all kinds of topics keep your momentum going. You're also into hiking and climbing, opens a new window.


If sweet pineapple tops your list for your favorite summer fruit, you always have something fun planned. Celeb memoirs, opens a new window are top of your list during the summer. You hit up summer concerts so try a musician memoir, opens a new window. You're also interested in reading more poetry, opens a new window.


Scientifically speaking, tomatoes are a fruit, not a veggie, and if you knew that, then you like the facts. Books that dive deep into subjects, like microhistories, opens a new window, top your list. Lifelong learning is a goal of yours, so check out Never Have I Ever Nonfiction, opens a new window to find even more books to hold your attention. You're also into staying fit, opens a new window.


If you prefer your summer fruit to be in cocktails, check out batch cocktails, opens a new window because you love entertaining, opens a new window and throwing get-togethers, opens a new window. You have many friends, opens a new window and love making personal connections. Without a doubt, summer is your favorite season. 

Tell us what you're going to read in the comments or ask a librarian for personalized suggestions, opens a new window. Happy reading!