Monday, November 9, 2020
Nonfiction November: Week 2: Book Pairing
Doing Dewey, along with Julz of Julz Reads, Rennie of What’s Nonfiction, and Leann of Shelf Aware.
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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?