Nonfiction November 2023 – Book Pairings

It’s Week 3 of Nonfiction November, this week hosted by Adventures in Reading, Running and Working From Home. The task? Pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. This is my absolute favourite #NFN exercise.

Women and ageingA Question of Age by Jacinta Parsons and The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver Continue reading

‘The Fallback Plan’ by Leigh Stein

The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein was an all-out impulse Kindle buy. And what a top purchase it was.

There’s something exciting about starting a book that you know nothing about, that no one has pressed on you with a “You must read this!” and when you have no expectations (ever had the crushing experience of taking a book on holiday that you have been dying to read, only to start it and hate it?). That was how I approached The Fallback Plan – and I was richly rewarded with laugh-out-loud lines such as –

“All my girlfriends were having the times of their lives, like Jennifer Grey, pre-rhinoplasty.” Continue reading