Nonfiction November 2022: Stranger Than Fiction

Posted November 16, 2022 by Stephanie in nonfiction november / 19 Comments

Nonfiction November is hosted by Doing DeweyWhat’s NonfictionThe OC BookgirlPlucked from the Stacks and She Seeks Nonfiction.



Stranger Than Fiction

This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.



The Story of the World in 100 Moments by Neil Oliver

From Genghis Khan’s domination on earth to Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, discover the 100 moments that defined humanity and shaped our world forever.

Neil Oliver takes us on a whistle-stop tour around the world and through a million years to give us this unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together.

From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping stones allowing us to make sense of how these pivotal events have shaped the world we know today.

Including many moments readers will expect – from the advent of the printing press to the birth of the internet – there are also surprises, and with them, some remarkable, unforgettable stories that give a whole new insight on our past.

From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places, this is outstanding new history of how our world was made from 5000 BC to the present.


When I was reading this book it kind of blew my mind how connected certain moments in history really are and how things that happened in the past keeps repeating. When you think about it, our whole world really is strange than fiction.



What books do you think are stranger than fiction?


19 responses to “Nonfiction November 2022: Stranger Than Fiction

  1. Ah… I listened to a BBC Radio 4 programme The History of the World in a 100 Objects which was absolutely compelling. So I can imagine that this book would be a wonderful read, Stephanie. I’ll have to look out for it!

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