Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nonfiction November - Book Pairings

This week, your challenge is to come up with a nonfiction book to pair with a fiction book. So, if you like FICTION BOOK, then you should absolutely read NONFICTION BOOK!
I had to think about this one for a bit. I felt like I've done a similar post in the past but, after falling down the rabbit hole of reading through old posts, I still couldn't find that particular post (if it exists). So then I had to think up some good Fiction / Nonfiction pairings. I know there are a few more but these are the first that came to mind.
The novel:

I love this novel. I buy extra copies of it so I can give it away. (And so I can have extras, just because. Don't judge.)

The Nonfiction Book:

Now, OK, I cheated a bit here because I haven't actually read this book yet. But it's on my list and it matches the subject matter so don't hold it against me if you read it first and don't like it.

The Novel:

Oh, Jane Austen. I tried to choose one favorite but I just couldn't. So I'm linking to a complete set. I own a similar volume, as well as individual paperback editions (the better for curling up under a blanket, my dear).

The Nonfiction Book(s):

This memoir is interesting, not least because finding a man who reads Austen is somewhat rare.

I recently finished this book and I enjoyed it. If you enjoy Austen you may recognize yourself in this book.

The Novel:

Fantastic story (and the movie adaptation isn't terrible, though it's probably not to everyone's taste).

The Nonfiction Book:

Truth is stranger than fiction and this book is better than the above novel, in my opinion.

I know there are more pairings. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'd love to revisit this idea in a future blog post, maybe once I get all my beloved books out of storage. It's going to be like the Best Christmas Ever once we get moved into our new home!

So, what Fiction / Nonfiction pairings would you suggest?
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4 comments:

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

Great pairings! I just read another review of Among the Janeites at Literary Omnivore (http://theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/review-among-the-janeites/) and it sounds so good! I am also really interested in The Secret Lives of Codebreakers. Thank you for joining in!

MacKenzie said...

I was just about to comment and say that I found a book called "Jane Austen's England" at our library yesterday and so far am enjoying it and you might too - but then I look over and see you just rated it!

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

I saw the movie Enigma and it wasn't quite what I wanted. I'll bet I'd like your nonfiction pairing better.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I haven't heard of Enigma, but I love books about codebreaking!

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