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Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings

Welcome to Week #3 of Nonfiction November 2023!

Our hosts: 

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

Nonfiction November (Oct 30-Dec 1, 2023) text box over a background of colorful leaves
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Weekly Topics:
(Join us?)

Week 1: (October 30-November 3) – Your Year in Nonfiction with Heather @ Based on a True Story  
Here’s “My Year in Nonfiction” post. 

Week 2: (November 6-November10) – Choosing Nonfiction with Frances @ Volatile Rune
Here’s my How I Choose Nonfiction post.

Week 3: (November 13-17) –Book Pairings with Liz @ Adventures in reading, running and working from home

Week 4: (November 20-24) – Worldview Shapers with Rebekah @ She Seeks Nonfiction

Week 5: (November 27-December 1) — New to My TBR with Lisa @ Hopewell’s Public Library of Life

*Titles are links to my reviews or affiliate links.

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

Today’s host is Liz @ Adventures in Reading

Did you discover some fabulous book pairings this year?

Mountains and Rivers

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird (cover) Image: a photo of the rocky mountains landscape at sunset
Brave the Wild River by Melissa Sevigny (cover) Image: white text in a green text box; images of two wome explorers and the grand canyon landscape above and below
Go as a River by Shelley Read (cover) Image: black text over a photo of a ripe peach on a branch

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains (nonfiction on my TBR) by Isabella L. Bird
paired with
Brave the Wild River (nonfiction) by Melissa L. Sevigny and Go as a River (fiction) by Shelley Read

Mental Health

Remember by Lisa Genova (black text against a white background....a red ribbon is tied around the cover between the title and author
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

Remember; The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting (nonfiction) by Lisa Genova
paired with
Still Alice (fiction) by Lisa Genova and And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (fiction) by Fredrik Backman

Equal Rights

And There Was Light by Jon Meacham (cover) Image: text over a partial image of Abraham Lincoln
The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (cover) Image: a white and black woman walk arm in arm across a lawn under cherry blossoms toward the Washington monument
Women of the Post by Joshunda Sanders (cover) three young women (WAC) in uniform stand in an empty warehouse surrounded by mail bags

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham (nonfiction)
paired with
The First Ladies (historical fiction) by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray and Women of the Post (historical fiction) by Joshunda Sanders


The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen (cover) Image: a woman stands with hands folded looking off to the side
Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See (cover) Image: white text over a background picture of an Asian woman's face

The Woman With the Cure (fictionalized biography) by Lynn Cullen
paired with
Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See (historical fiction)

Nonfiction/Fiction Pairings From Previous Years
Nonfiction/Fiction Pairings 2022
Nonfiction/Fiction Pairings 2021
Nonfiction/Fiction Pairings 2020


Did you read a great pairing this year?

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

Happy Reading Book Friends!

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  1. Thank you for these great book pairings. I have read (and loved) Still Alice and Remember. And ‘Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer’ has been patiently waiting on my bookshelf for quite some time. Thank you for the nudge to crack open that book!

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