The Difference Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

January 31, 2017

The Difference Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

When I was  a kid, I have always been confused with Fiction and Non-Fiction. Do you remember the book, where we need to fill up what and how many books we have read? I don't remember the name of that, but I hope you got the clear picture of what I'm try to tell you guys. Anyways, that book, where we write title of the books, pages, synopsis etc etc, where we need to classified it whether under Fiction or Non-Fiction, this is when I got confused between those two.

I was like what the heck is Fiction? Non-Fiction? What is the difference between the two? I only get what is what, when I was in high school.

Hence, in this post is just a simple things that I want to talk about here, which is the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction also I will give you example of books on both categories, to make you have a clear picture of what it is.

Fiction is something that you created from your own imagination, an invented story. In Fiction genre, they consists of Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Woman's Fiction, Crime Fiction, Chick Lit, Mystery, and Middle Grade. Is there any other Fiction genre that I didn't mention here? It will be great if you could share with us here, I will be delighted to know more.

Okay, that's what under Fiction genre.

As you might see and probably know, that most of my reading is a Fiction genre, which I am very enjoy and fond in reading them. I'm going to tell you the reason of why but I think I probably should make another post where I lay my reasons on why I love Fiction genre, right?

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This is the example of what is under Fiction genre. Anyway, poetry is also under Fiction.

To summarize it all, fiction is something that us made up from your own idea, it doesn't necessary to be from real events because its merely based from your imaginations.


Non- Fiction is something that is based on fact, based on real things happened, real people. DO you get what I mean?

✸ Okay, before I proceed, I am no expert in explaining Non-Fiction because I seldom reading a non-fiction genre, I do know, what it is, just knowing what it is... Hence, I'm going to explain based on what I have seen during I'm working at bookstore before. So, please correct me, if I'm wrong and please do add something if need be.

So, what I know what is in Non-Fiction is that, they consist of Biography/Autobiography, Memoir, Reference Book, Self-Help Book, History, Cooking Book and many others that I may not know that isn't mention here, please do tell me.

Overall, either you love to read Fiction genre or Non-Fiction genre, it is obviously up to you of what you love read, as long as you enjoy your reading. ❤

This is not a discussion. I just wanted to share something light on my blog, which related to books. Hopefully you enjoy this post and find it is informative for you, even though, I don't deliver much information in here, because I just share based on what I know, hence, don't hesitate to share more in the comments below if you have more knowledge in this particular topics. 🙂

Which of this two - Fiction and Non-Fiction, do you like the most? and it will be great if could you share at least one book that you really love. 

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