#NonficNov: Seven Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings

November 6, 2018 Uncategorized 13

This week we have a long-time favorite prompt – the nonfiction/fiction pairings! Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves is hosting this year, so be sure to stop by the link-up to share your post and see the pairings everyone else is sharing. Here’s the full prompt:

Fiction / Nonfiction 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.

 

13 Responses to “#NonficNov: Seven Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings”

  1. Angela

    Love these pairings – that first one is so perfect, I loved Something Like Happy. I knew it was based on a real thing, but I didn’t know about the book!

    • DoingDewey

      I’m actually not sure if it was specifically inspired by The Happiness Projects (it’s been a little while since I read it), but it’s certainly a similar idea!

  2. Kazen @ Always Doing

    The Andromeda Strain and The Hot Zone is such a perfect pairing! I should really get to the latter while the former is still fresh in my mind… thank goodness my TBR was a pile of possibilities and super flexible, hehe. Kudos for coming up with so many pairings – I rack my brain every year just to think of one!

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks! The Hot Zone read so much like a thriller, they felt very similar to me. I ended up going back over my reading challenges from goodreads for the past few years to find books I could now pair with new books I’d read and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of pairs I was able to make 🙂

  3. whatsnonfiction

    I thought this was such a tough topic but I absolutely love the themes you picked. I’m not sure if I mentioned to you yet but I read the Hot Zone earlier this year after you reviewed it and thought it was so good. I’ve been considering Can’t Help Myself since you reviewed that one too, and I thought the Shopaholic book was such a great guilty pleasure read when I read it way back when so I’m really motivated to get to the memoir now. Because We Are Bad and A Woman Among Warlords sound excellent too.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Rennie! I think you did mention reading the Hot Zone and I’m glad you liked it. If you liked Shopaholic, I do think you’re likely to enjoy Can’t Help Myself as well. I found them both a lot of fun.

  4. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku

    The best and worst part about this post is that I want to read so many of these! These posts always catch my eye because I’ve typically read one of the two listed books. In this case, I’ve read The Happiness Project, The Hot Zone, and The Joy Luck Club. So, obviously, I need to read their partners now!

    Hopefully, I can pick up one or two of these and add them to my <a href="http://deathbytsundoku.com/thanksgivingreadathon-2018-annoucement/"Thanksgiving Readathon TBR! What perfect timing. 🙂

  5. Kim@Time2Read

    I loved The Pearl That Broke Its Shell — so much that I paired it with The Underground Girls of Kabul a couple of years ago. Then this year I read I Am A Bocha Posh. Looks like I’m going to have to add A Woman Among Warlords to my list!

    • DoingDewey

      Oh, I remember that! At the time, I’d read The Underground Girls of Kabul, but not yet gotten to The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. I’m glad I finally picked it up 🙂

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