The Great Divide: Philosophical Non-fiction

When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other?

(Thanks for a great prompt suggestion, Pallavi!)

There was a time

When I preferred fiction,
To the tedium
Of studies and things technical.
However, in the recent past and present,
I peruse all non-fiction.
For events and happenings have aroused my interest
In discovering 
If practicality and philosophy
Can make life a palatable reality.
—Linus Fernandes.