Nonfiction November- Book Pairings

Woohoo I made it through week 1! There is so much participation in this challenge, that it makes it so fun. I had a great time and tried to visit everyone, although I think I missed some bloggers near the end, due to my schedule and Halloween.

This week is all about book pairings!

Week 2: (Nov. 4 to 8) –  Sarah’s Bookshelves is back to host – 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. SARAH

First Pair:

My first pairing is The Radium Girls with A Beautiful Poison. I love Lydia Kang and her books always send me down a rabbit hole to track down more information on what she writes about in her fiction. She is fascinating, and so are the real histories, although tragic for these women.

Second Pair:

My second pairing is The Children’s Blizzard with The Long Winter. This would be an interesting duo to “buddy” read with a child. I always loved this Little House book but when I got older and read the real history of that winter, I saw just really how lucky to survive Laura and her family were.

32 thoughts on “Nonfiction November- Book Pairings

    1. This winter would be a great time to read it! I read that this winter is going to have many different snowstorms, just like in the Children’s Blizzard. At least now we can prepare and know when they are coming – and have heat and so many other modern conveniences.

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  1. Rachel

    I love that you choose a Little House book! I started rereading that series last year but then dropped off after the third book. How neat that you found a title to go with one of them! It makes me realize I’d probably be interested in reading more nonfiction about prairie life in the US at that time too.

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  2. Oh, your Laura Ingalls Wilder pairing is excellent! I thought this week was going to be too hard when I saw the original schedule, then I read two books that went together perfectly – phew! Found your blog through the Link-up this week (so it does work!) and I’m now following you on my Feedly reader.

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      1. I’m enjoying your posts – and now my avatar and links all go back to my book blog not my work one – phew. I certainly didn’t find as many pairs as some did, but I liked the one I did create!

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    1. Yes!! I think it would be perfect. I know kids when I worked at the library who would read one thing that kicked off a whole flurry of reading all about a subject for them. It was great! We had kids obsessed with the Titanic for a while and I had to search high and low for as many books as I could find for them. It was fun!

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  3. thecozyreadingnookblog

    I love the idea of buddy reading with kids! I’m going to start pairing fiction and nonfiction with my little ones (but we’re more on the picture book level right now), but I can’t wait until they’re old enough to read the Little House series! I loved those when I was a kid.

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