Nonfiction November 2020: Book Pairings

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Book Pairings

hosted by Julz of Julz Reads

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 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

BIRDS

Vesper Flights Migrations

Migrations:
VERDICT: Both beautiful and heart-wrenching. And of course, a must for all birders.
Franny, from Galway, Ireland, knows that it’s probably the last time the Arctic Terns are migrating, so she decided to follow and accompany them on their last journey.
She goes to Greenland, where the bird starts its migration, and manages to convince Captain Ennis Malone to accept her on his shipping boat The Saghani. His crew has had a hard time finding fish, also because of global warming and all we have done to our planet, but Franny is a scientist and knows that the Arctic Tern adjusts its route to where they can find fish to eat. So that should work, right?
Things get complicated…

BOOK PAIRING #2

MARIE-ANTOINETTE

 Marie Antoinette's World MARIE antoinette

Becoming Marie-Antoinette:
The book is excellent at describing the royal families and all the petty details of everyday life, from the rising to the preparation for the night;  at showing what it would have taken to become the queen of France, lots of advantages maybe, but also lots of sacrifices.

BOOK PAIRING #3

TEA

 The Book of Tea broken teaglass

The Broken Teaglass:
Take words, a job with words and dictionaries, and a good mystery, well, how could I resist that!
A neat, smart, very enjoyable and quick read.

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO BIRDS OR TEA?

34 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2020: Book Pairings

  1. A pairing that comes to mind, where I loved both books is The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexander Dumas and The Black Count, Tom Reiss’ biography of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. General Dumas, Alexander’s father, was betrayed and thrown in prison to rot. His son’s novel is inspired by this true story from history.

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  2. Vesper Flight is on my TBR already–I read and liked the bird parts of H is for Hawk-White’s life was too troubled for me. It nearly gave me nightmares. All of these sound interesting–the Tea books are a very likely read. Thank you.

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  3. We share a book pairing!! I bet that doesn’t happen often, especially with one of them being an Australian book. I haven’t finished Vesper Flights yet, but what I’ve read so far, made the combo an easy one to pick.

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  4. Any other ideas connected with birds you ask? Well there is the very obvious short story by Daphne du Maurier that was the inspiration for Hitchcock’s film The Birds. It was published in a 1952 collection called The Apple Tree. Hitchock’s film is set in USA but Maurier set hers in Cornwall.

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