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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.
Here are the books I've thought of pairing:
I just finished this lovely read about a young woman who attempts suicide and discovers reasons to want to live.
Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.
We can say that the protagonist in The Midnight Library has cheated death, hence the reason I paired it with this book that I've had on my bookshelf and have been wanting to read since it was first published.
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
I want to know more about these Monuments Men because I love this part of art history.
Laura Morelli transports us to Italy, this time to medieval Florence where Michelangelo sets to create the splendid David sculpture.
The Giant got me so curious about Michelangelo that I went digging for this biography that the author himself sent me a few years beck.
This novel is set in 1967 Tibet as the Cultural Revolution is seeping across China. I've been wanting to read it from the moment I read the book's description.
This travel memoir is on my TBR list for December, a story of a father who decides to take his family on a trek to the Himalayas and the gems of wisdom they've learned from their experience.
I found this to be an enlightening and timely read. It made me want to learn more about desegregation in the US school system.
So I thought I'd pair it up with this book that caught my eye when I was doing research on school desegregation.
What did you think of my book pairings? Have you read any of these books?
I listen to Sanjay Gupta most every day lately on his podcast about the coronavirus. I love his soothing tone, so I'm guessing I would like his book too! I didn't know he had one, so thanks for sharing this pairing.ReplyDelete
I should check out his podcast. Thanks for sharing.:-)Delete
You're the second person to pair up Midnight Library. I am totally checking out Blue Sky Kingdom. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to read it. Doesn't it sound fantastic?Delete
These all look so interesting and I have seen any of them elsewhere, yet! I love stories about artists so The Giant and the Michelangelo biography especially intrigue me.ReplyDelete
I love stories about art too. I hope you get to read both books!Delete
I love your pairings so much. You make me want to read all of these!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks a bunch!Delete
Ooh, the Monuments Men pairing sounds so interesting!ReplyDelete
Interesting pairings, thanks for sharing them. The Midnight Library is on my WTR list and I’ll be adding Cheating Death I think.ReplyDelete
Wow these all look pretty amazing, especially Blue Sky Kingdom. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Nice, these are original. Funny, I just saw The Midnight Library paired with another book.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed The Monuments Men movie, but haven't read the book.
Mine are here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/11/10/nonfiction-november-2020-book-pairings/
Great pairings! I haven't read any of the books, but am now intrigued.ReplyDelete
wonderful post and some great looking books. hope you enjoy them allReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Your pairing with Midnight Library is excellent.ReplyDelete
Some very good pairings here! The Monuments Men has been on my list ever since that movie. I should pick that one up soon. I also love your last pair - will check out both the books.ReplyDelete
I think your book pairings are done magnificently. Great job! I've just added The night portrait to my TBR list. It sounds so good and I would love to read more about the events.ReplyDelete
I will mark Non-fiction November for next year. This really seems like so much fun.