Narrative books are books that tell a story. Examples include biographies, memoirs, and histories.

[…] tree books and narratives are difficult to summarise. And I’d warn against reading summaries of those books in lieu of reading the actual text: too much gets lost in translation.

(Chin 2018)

Related: Tree book, Branch book


Chin, Cedric. 2018. “The Three Kinds of Non-Fiction Books.” Commonplace - the Commoncog Blog.