"Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible." - Barack Obama

Reading books isn't just an exercise for the imagination. Reading informs us, helps us to learn, and aids us in understanding the world around us. So if you like your stories grounded in reality, check out our amazing biographies at QBD.

Are you a sports fan? We have plenty of sport biographies to keep you entertained. If you're a footy fan, try Nick Cummins' Tales of the Honey Badger, Don't Die with the Music in You by Wayne Bennett, or Kane Cornes' self-titled autobiography. If soccer is more your thing, we have plenty of books about superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard, and Alex Ferguson. There's also surfing biographies about legends like Mick Fanning and Michael Peterson; athletics titles featuring the likes of Usain Bolt; cricketing books by Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Richie Benaud; and tennis books about masters like Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal.

We also have plenty of great titles if historical and political biographies are where your interest lies. Read about current political figures Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten; or delve back into the past with books on Winston Churchill or the history of the Royal Family.

There's some great biographies on influential figures to be discovered as well. Read about the life of Mao's Last Dancer; be inspired by the bravery of Malala Yousefzai, or be enthralled by the tale of Ahn Do's childhood in The Happiest Refugee.

If you like true drama and survival stories, we have plenty of books that will keep you interested. We have a range of titles by Cathy Glass and Dave Pelzer; thrilling adventure tales from Bear Grylls; or real-life triumphs over adversity like Rosie Batty's A Mother's Story.

Maybe you just want to be entertained - in that case, we have plenty of celebrity biographies for you from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Kardashians, Anthony Kiedis, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, and many more.

So if real-life stories are what you crave, pop into QBD today for your non-fiction fix!