It seems crazy to me that so many bookworms aren't into non-fiction. For me, there is nothing more fascinating than developing new knowledge, and learning is the best way to do that. The vast majority of my Amazon wishlist is non-fiction and, in fact, around 41% of my TBR (yes, I did the maths) is factual. It will come as a surprise to nobody that the topic I read about the most is death but I'm also completely enamoured by Victorian society. For a time, I planned to study Victorian history at university (until I realised I'd have to complete both years of my tedious Tudor history A level and I was not down with that!). I have a fair few Victorian-themed books waiting to be read, but also have a lot more on my wishlist.
As you will see, I am far more interested in the lives of the Victorian poor, specifically in London, than I am the monarchy and politics. I guess it's the death thing sneaking in. Or maybe my childhood obsession with the musical Oliver! Ragged London: The Life of London's Poor, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London and The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum look like really interesting texts on the social politics of London's Victorian poor.