Wow, it has been a week! I’m loving reading everyone’s nonfiction intro posts and just wish it weren’t such a busy work week so I could spend even more time enjoying the Nonfiction November fun. I am finally making time to respond to this week’s discussion prompt though. Our host this week is Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves and you can share a response to the prompt any time this week. You can also link up your nonfiction reviews over at Sarah’s blog.
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.
Sometimes I come up with a ton of pairings for this post, but since I’m writing this at 10pm after just finishing work, today I’m going to give you just the one. It’s a really good one though! I had a ton of fun reading a fictional account of depression era photography Dorothy Lange’s life and then reading her biography. I also paired the biography with several books of her photography. The whole thing made for an immersive reading experience I’d love to replicate. Here are the books I paired:
This was a unique story about an amazing woman and a fascinating time period, made even more awesome by the associated photographs. (my review)
A fantastic, detailed, personal biography. (my review)