Nonfiction November – Book Pairings

It’s Nonfiction November, this week hosted by Julz Reads. The task? Pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.

Charismatic fraudsters living the high-life – My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams and The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.

Three’s a crowd (stories about complicated relationships) – Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur and Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky.

For layered stories that examine finding a ‘diagnosis’, and the complexity of the mother-child relationship – Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse and Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.

Introverts pushing their boundaries – Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan and Eggshells by Caitriona Lally.

Before the fall of The Wall – Stasiland by Anna Funder and Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach.

Past book pairings posts – here,  here and here.

21 responses

  1. Thanks to ‘Books are my favourite and best’, I’ve just discovered you and your challenge. I love this week’s thoughtful idea, and will have to cogitate a bit and see what I can come up with. I’ve read Stasiland, so am interested in reading the Sophie Hardach now. Thanks!.

  2. I’ve heard of the first two, the rest are new to me. “Sorry I’m late, I didn’t want to come” is totally something i would be thinking (but never dare to say out loud!) I like the themes you chose, makes for interesting pairings.

  3. Ooh, I would love to read a nonfiction book like the Talented Mr. Ripley! What a story. And I’ve already been interested in Sorry I’m Late, but I’d not heard of Eggshells. Excited to check it out 🙂

    • Ha! See, I always want to go (and I’m not late) but I’m surrounded by introverts, so found the insight interesting.

      What do I have to say to convince you to read Stasiland? It’s very, very good.

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