It’s Week Two of Nonfiction November—a celebration of all those totally true and fact-filled books out there. One of the things I love the most about great books—nonfiction or otherwise—is that they usually have me wanting to find similar reads. I’ll read a tantalizing tidbit and then I’m off down a rabbit hole looking for more information, and gradually expanding my to-be-read pile in the process.
With that in mind, this week’s prompt from Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves has me thinking about some fiction/nonfiction books that I think go together:
Week 2 (Nov. 4 to 8) – Book Pairing: 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.
Gay New York
Two lesbians. Two stories of finding life and exploring love in New York City. One fiction, the other totally true.
The Partition of India
Veera Hiranandani explores the partition of India through the fictional lens of a young half-Muslim, half-Hindu Girl, while Urvashi Butali gives voice to the individuals who lived it.
Life Upon the Wicked Stage
Actress Ivy Meadows has a killer opening night, though it might not be as bad as some of the biggest flops in Broadway history—including the musical adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie.
Everyone’s favorite department store bear with a missing button is cute and cuddly, but the story behind one of the most famous stuffed animal corporations is pure grown-up greed.
Food, Glorious Food
The Waverly women know a bit of food magic, and whenever Ruth Reichl writes about her culinary career, it is magic.