Sometimes I get into conversations with teen cousins telling them I read books in my spare time. But I don't like reading "stories" with plots, but books about businessmen, investing, computer programming, self help etc.
I'm not sure what the right word is to delineate between these two formats. When these cousins tell me "you should read XYZ" I say "I don't like fiction" then their responses are "but it's not fiction, it's a true story" but what I mean is I don't like reading about cover-to-cover books with plots, characters and story arcs (for those of you that care, I have a reading disability similar to autism). Isn't there a word that explicitly encompasses all types of stories, true or otherwise?
The only word I can think of is "narrative" but that still seems a bit generic.