Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings 2022 #NonficNov #NonfictionBookParty

Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings 2022 #NonficNov

Welcome to Week #2 of Nonfiction November 2022: Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings. I’m eager to participate again this year, and I want to give a shout-out to our hosts:  What’s Nonfiction, Doing Dewey, Plucked from the Stacks, She Seeks Nonfiction, and The OC Bookgirl.

Fiction and Nonfiction Book Pairings

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During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction-focused post each week.

Nonfiction November 2022 (Image: white text in a teal text box listing dates and hosts .... text box rests on a background of colorful fall leaves)

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Weekly Topics:
(Join us?)

Week 1: (October 31-November 4) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Katie @ Doing Dewey
ICYMI:My Year in Nonfiction 2022 Post

Week 2: (November 7-11) – Book Pairing with Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction

Week 3: (November 14-18) –Stranger Than Fiction with Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks

Week 4: (November 21-25) – Worldview Changers with Rebekah @ She Seeks Nonfiction

Week 5: (November 28-December 2) — New to My TBR with Jaymi @ The OC Bookgirl
***Jaymi is also hosting an Instagram (bookstagram) daily photo challenge #NonfictionBookParty. Check out @TheOCBookgirl for all the details.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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

I LOVE when books “talk” to each other!
Do you have a favorite nonfiction/fiction book pairing?

Today, I’m eager to share a few favorite nonfiction/fiction book pairings with you! I have several pairings for you this year. Check out the extensive list I made for you last year. Can you add some of your favorite nonfiction/fiction pairs to this list?

Please join me for Nonfiction November 2022!

Today’s host is Rennie at What’s Nonfiction

Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings

***Book titles are Amazon affiliate links or links to my blog reviews

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
paired with
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

***Both wonderful on audio***

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield (cover) a graphic picture of an astronaut in space above the earth

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (cover) Image: an astronaut floats in space tethered to a gold and black object

Roving Mars Documentary (2006) on Disney +
paired with
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga

A Rover's Story

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore
paired with
Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

Woman 99

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky
paired with
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

***Thanks to Emma @ for the Adolfo Kaminsky recommendation***

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life by Sarah Kaminsky (cover) Image: black text over a background of multiple passport type documents

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel (cover) Image: a young woman holds an old book in her hands with her hands behind her back and back to the camera

Titanic Hero: An Autobiography of Captain Rostrom of the  Carpathia  by  Arthur Rostrom
paired with
A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connolly

Titanic Hero: The Autobiography of Captain Rostrom of the Carpathia (cover) Image: text surrounded above and below by black and white images of a rescue boat, the Captain, and the Titanic

A brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connolly (cover) Image: a nighttime ocean scene with a large white iceberg ahead

The Girl With Seven Names: Escape From North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee
paired with
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

***Living under a Communist regime***

The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (cover)

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (cover) Image: grayscale image of a man standing outside a building holding a blue/yellow/red torn flag

I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet by Shauna Niequist
paired with
Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop by Kiley Dunbar

***In I Guess I haven’t Learned That Yet, Shauna shares about a period of her life when she experienced great disappointment and moved to New York City and started over. Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop is one of many many fictional stories featuring a woman who needs to rebuild her life after suffering disappointment***

Open by Andre Agassi
paired with
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

***Disclosure: Carrie Soto was a DNF for me but others have loved it***

Open by Andre Agassi (cover) Image: a head shot of Andre Agassi

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (cover) Image: head shot of a woman with dark hair looking up with her eyes closed

See Last Year’s Post for Many More Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings!


I would love to hear all about your favorite nonfiction/fiction book pairings in the comments! If you could recommend ONE pairing for me, what would you recommend?

If you are participating in #NonficNov, please leave a link to your post in comments.

Happy Reading Book Friends!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. Oooooh, you have some great combinations there. I have “Project Hail Mary” on my TBR pile, maybe I should read that soon.

    Book-Paring is one of my favourite weeks of Non-fiction November. My Week 2.

  2. Great pairings, thanks for sharing. To answer your question, because (like most of us) I know you enjoy fiction where books or bookstores are involved, I recommend Once Upon A Tome by Oliver Darkshire as a nonfiction pairing.

  3. I’m interested in the Titanic pairing. Another fictional pair would be Everyman for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge. If you want to go the whole hog you could add in a film – A Night to Remember….

  4. I just love all of your pairings! I have added the Rover Project and Woman 99 to my TBR – I cannot wait to read them both since I either have or are reading the Nonfiction pairs.

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