I went through this weird phase where I started thinking that fiction was not worth my time. I was in a trance ” non fiction is the only way to go..” …”you can only learn from non fiction..”
Now I am realizing that you can learn valuable things from fictional books too. Not only is it exhilarating to escape life and enter into a different world, a different persons shoes, another character’s point of view but you can also apply the decisions those characters make in response to their made up world to your own life and potential choices.
I have read a few fictional books the past month.
I started reading the Stormlight Archive, which is this huge world building fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson and I was blown away to say the least. The different characters and their stories called to me and immediately got me hooked. If you haven’t read them, I encourage you to do so. The third installment, I believe, is coming out this November.
Currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. This book is also amazing. I love the rich history of the world he creates, the myths and legends that impact the main character. The way he writes just begs you to keep going and never stop. I am only like 250 pages in and I am looking forward to find out what happens to the main character, Kvothe.
My point, is that, fictional books are often overlooked and can offer great insights to a growing education.