Nonfiction November 2017: Book Pairings

NonfictionNovember-2017

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Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves

Book Pairings

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.

Today, I’m offering you 6 novels paired with 6 nonfiction books!

Click on the covers to access my reviews or Goodreads pages

BOOK PAIRING #1
SOUTH AFRICA

 Cry The Beloved Country    born-a-crime

BOOK PAIRING #2
MARIE-ANTOINETTE

 Days of Splendor   marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

BOOK PAIRING #3
DAPHNE DU MAURIER

 Rebecca   Manderley

BOOK PAIRING #4
LES MISÉRABLES

 Les Misérables    The Novel of the Century

BOOK PAIRING #5
LES MISÉRABLES

The Hound of the Baskervilles   The Sherlock Holmes Book

BOOK PAIRING #6
UMBERTO ECO

The Name of the Rose  Chronicles of a Liquid Society

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FICTION/NONFICTION PAIRING TO SUGGEST?

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18 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2017: Book Pairings

  1. I loved The Name of the Rose, but I haven’t read anything else by Eco. I am on track to finish a reading challenge with Rebecca but I won’t be getting to it until the end of this year. I’ll have to take a look at the biography you posted after I finish it. And of course, you know about my love for Les Mis and the book by Bellos. Great pairings!

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    • yes, you’ll definitely have to read her biography. It is also so well structured, on her different houses, and how they inspired her books. I also read My Cousin Rachel recently, very good too.
      I have read a few others by Eco, like Foucault’s Pendulum, as well as essays on language.
      But I had to DNF The Prague Cemetery – too many obscure references to me

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  2. This is out least the 3rd time today I’ve seen these two Les Miserables books paired. I must be missing something good! Born A Crime has also been turning up a lot, so I’ve added that one to my list.

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  3. Great pairings Emma. I haven’t read Les Mis, but have a copy waiting for when I retire, I must get The Book of the Century to sit with it. I’d like to read your South African pairing, and really must read Rebecca one day.

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