Week 2: (Nov. 5 to 9) – Fiction / Nonfiction Book Pairing (Sarah’s Book Shelves):
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.
I love any meme or tag that helps me to address my out of control TBR, so I've used this pairing idea to trawl my TBR pile for books that go together or remind me of another book I have already read, in the hope it will put them front of mind and therefore, closer to being read soon!
The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (review to come soon) with Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland (read by Mr Books a couple of years ago).
Both books give accounts of the Feb 2009 Black Sunday bushfires in Victoria.
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon (review to come soon) with Frankenstein by Mary Shelley & A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft.
Hopefully the link between these three books is obvious!
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville with A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton with Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.
The House by Helen Pitt with Shell by Kristina Olsson
I could have found a lot more just from my TBR pile, but I didn't want to overwhelm this post!
This is the first time I've actually participated in this particular question, so I'm curious to see what comes of it.