November 16, 2021
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10 Sets of Compatible Reads
Do you love when books talk to each other? Here are a few pairings that work well together.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton
and Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story by Jewel
(both celebrity, music memoirs (recommend audio) with interesting similarities and differences)
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
and The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
(both nonfiction rememberences of 9/11)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcot
and More to the Story by Hena Khan
and The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
(More to the Story is a diverse middle grade retelling of Little Women and The Other Alcott is a fictionalized biography of real life May Alcott….Amy in Little Women)
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
and The Last Blue by Isla Morley
(both about the “blue people” of Kentucky)
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
and The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
(one nonfiction and one fiction, both share stories of difficult childhoods in Africa)
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Three Words For Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
and Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst
(sisters and/or mother/daughters travel together)
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (second review on page)
and Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga
(both middle grade stories of refugee children seeking refuge and adjusting to life in the United States)
I love to make connections between my reads! How about you?
What other pairs can you suggest?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“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
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