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.
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
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
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?
A few years ago, historical fiction was the genre I read most. My reading taste has evolved, and now I need to find a unique historical novel to grab my interest. I definitely found it in Alina: A Song for the Telling.Click to continue reading