30 of the Best Narrative Nonfiction Books

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Narrative nonfiction sweeps us through vast worlds and personal stories, and often leaves us feeling as though we’re reading fiction. These unique books weave literary techniques with the intrigue of true stories to create gripping journeys. Whether you’re in the mood to read a true crime book like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark or a chilling classic like In Cold Blood, this list of new releases and all-time favorites can help you find your next great narrative nonfiction read.