For the longest time, I wouldn't read non-fiction books because, well, I never thought anyone's real life was interesting enough to spend time on. Plus I always had this opinion that you can say whatever you want to say or pass any message you'd like to pass across in a story.
Don't judge me, I was young, and reading for entertainment.
The first two non-fictional books I read were the biographies of Ahmadu Bello and Kenneth Kaunda.
They were not as boring as I imagined, and so I broadened my scope from fiction to include biographies or autobiographies.
I eventually discovered that a lot could be learnt from the lives of others, and I also discovered creative non-fiction.
That said, I'd still pick a fictional book over a non-fictional one any day.
So, if you have similar or different opinions about fiction and non-fiction, can you please share with us? I'd like to hear what other people think.