Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings: #NonficNov

October 5, 2019

Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings #NonficNov

I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by Doing Dewey, Julz Reads, What’s Nonfiction, Sarah’s Book Shelves, and Shelf-Aware. During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:

Weekly Topics:

My Year in Nonfiction

Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings (today’s post)

Be the Expert

Nonfiction Favorites

Nonfiction TBR

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Fiction and Nonfiction Book Pairings

Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.

Today for Nonfiction November hosted by Sarah’s Bookshelves, I have ten fiction/nonfiction book pairings to share with you! Can you add to this list?

Please join me for Nonfiction November!

Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
paired with
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
paired with
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (MG)
paired with
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini
paired with
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
paired with
Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s home Society by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
paired with
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange by Elise Hooper
paired with
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
paired with
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
paired with
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to end Slavery by Eric Metaxas

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
paired with
The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg


I know you can help me add to this list!
I’d love to hear your suggestions for a fiction/nonfiction pair.

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54 thoughts on “Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings: #NonficNov

  1. History provides so many fascinating stories – I think we are in a golden age of nonfiction, seeing all the great books coming out. This is the second list where I’ve seen The Underground Girls of Kabul and been reminded that I really need to read it.

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  2. Incredible pairings! You matched books so closely and have piqued my interest on several nonfiction titles. I’ve never read Gift From the See and think it might be time.

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    • Thank you so much Susie! I hope you enjoy Gift From the Sea……it’s one you can read one chapter a day along with your other reads! It’s a classic! 😍


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