#NonficNov – Book Pairing

November 6, 2017 Uncategorized 17

This week, we have one of the discussion posts people seem to love the most every year – a chance to share your nonfiction and fiction book pairings! I know I always love this prompt, because it’s so fun to learn about a topic from nonfiction and then get a personal narrative by reading fiction on the same topic. For this discussion, the link-up is hosted by Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves, so be sure to share your post before the weekly round-up on Friday. Here’s the full prompt and my pairings:

Book Pairing: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.


17 Responses to “#NonficNov – Book Pairing”

  1. Kim@Time2Read

    I love book pairings! I read Still Alice a long time ago—the first selection I read with my current book club! Many people have recommended Brain On Fire to me. I should probably go ahead and read it!

    • DoingDewey

      Oh, I could see that making a great book club read! I’d had Brain On Fire on my list for a long time before I got to it, but I was glad when I did 🙂

  2. TJ @ MyBookStrings

    This is definitely my favorite prompt. I’m still trying to come up with pairings, since I haven’t read that much NF this year. But hopefully, by the end of the week, I’ll have a few to post about.

    • DoingDewey

      It’s my favorite prompt too! I always like seeing if I’ve read any nonfiction or fiction in the last year that will suddenly let me find the perfect pairing for something I couldn’t pair last November 🙂

  3. Tara

    These are such great picks, Katie! Shrill was definitely one of my favorite nonfiction reads last year but I never read Dietland; I need to get to it!

  4. Mallory A. Haws

    I would pair a Chernobyl nonfiction with the wonderful The Boy From Reactor 4.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks! I just saw that you paired it with Hunger and I’d guess that’s a closer match in terms of themes. I do like these two together as well though. They both have a similar feel to me in their brash response to the restrictions placed on women by society. I really need to get to Hunger too!

  5. Ceri

    Wait, Still Alice is fiction? Wow. I really thought it was a memoir. Haha. I think it’s because I haven’t read it; I’ve only seen the film and got it into my head that it was a true story.

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