Nonfiction November 2018: Book Pairings

 

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Book Pairings

hosted by 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.

Today, I’m offering you 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

Claude MONET

Monet  Black Water Lilies

The nonfiction book, a graphic biography of Claude Monet, was extremely well done, and gorgeous. 
I listened to this amazing thriller by Michel Bussi. I listened to the original in French, but I assume the English translation is just as good. It’s all set in Giverny, Monet’s village. If you have not read Bussi yet, it’s time to start!

BOOK PAIRING #2

CONAN DOYLE

 Conan Doyle for the Defense  a-study-in-scarlet

Conan Doyle for the Defense is an excellent presentation of how the author did real life investigation, using Sherlock Holmes‘s techniques. It’s also a great social study.
So obviously to go with it, I highlight the very first story with Holmes. I read all his books with Sherlock Holmes in 2017, short stories and novels. 

BOOK PAIRING #3

MUSIC

 The Piano shop  Bel Canto

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is a beautiful journey of (re)discovery of music in one’s life, with tons of fascinating details on piano making and tuning. 
Even though it’s not exactly the same type of music, if you are a music lover, you will enjoy Bel Canto, as music and singing help people communicate in a tragedy.   

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO PAINTING OR MUSIC?

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The top 11 Books to read in October 2016

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in October!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

   Commonwealth   pancakes-in-paris

the-blessed-surgeon highland-storm

Commonwealth
= I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 books by Patchett,
so I can’t wait!
I got it at BEA
Pancakes in Paris
= fun memory of the author’s dream
of opening an American diner in Paris!
The Blessed Surgeon
= having just read the life of Saint Innocent of Moscow,
I feel like reading the life of another remarkable Orthodox
Highland Storm
= this is the first book in the series I’m currently translating into French 

READING NEXT

michaelangelos-ghost   the-other-einstein

The Invoice  the-suicide-shop

A wizard of Earthsea

Michelangelo’s Ghost
= I have organized tours for Gigi Pandian,
but this will finally my first read by her!
NB: there are a few openings for her upcoming book tour
in January,
for her latest book!
The Other Einstein
= the book that most intrigues me at BEA
The Invoice
= I know, I already listed this, but this time for sure!
The Suicide Shop
= by a French author I enjoy
A Wizard of Earthsea
= that’s the title I got for Classics Spin #14!

 

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

          the-martian-chronicles   a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn

The Martian Chronicles
= after reading/listening to Bernard Cornwell’s 8 books
in his Saxon Chronicle Series, I have decided it was time to stop.
So here we go with classics
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
= both books are on my Classics Club Challenge

 

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?

The top 9 Books to read in September 2016

Here are

The top 9 books I plan to read
in September!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Patristic Theology  Mid-Life Spirituality  The Madonna of Notre Dame  Patristic Theology
= simple essays on all the man themes of Orthodox theology.
The author does not mince his words!
Mid-Life Spirituality and Jungian Archetypes
= reading a bit daily, a lot to think about
The Madonna of Notre Dame
= very good so far.
This small publisher always offers great titles.
I’m actually organizing a book tour for this one

READING NEXT

  Death at the Paris Exposition   Katharina Luther 

     Blood Wedding    Commonwealth

Death at the Paris Exposition
= I have read another book by this author,
and really enjoyed it, so am excited to see her heroine in Paris.
And I set up a virtual book tour for this one as well.
Katharina Luther
= I know a bit about this person,
so I’m curious to see what the author did with her!
Commonwealth
= I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 books by Patchett,
so I can’t wait!
I got it at BEA
Blood Wedding
= received at BEA as well,
by a French author I thoroughly enjoy

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

         Empty Throne  Warriors of the storm

The Empty Throne
= a series I thoroughly enjoy.
This is vol 8, and actually so far I have read them,
not listened to them,
but the narrator is very good,
so I will keep listening to these

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER?