This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
Last year I managed to find quite a few unplanned, serendipitous pairings from my reading of the past twelve months. But this year the connections were not so clear, except for one pair of books that came my way via the Reading New England challenge. I do highly recommend them both, for the way in which they illuminate the shameful role of slavery in our region’s history, and the roots of the pernicious racism that is bearing its bitter fruit today.
Click on the titles for more information, via my original reviews.
What nonfiction/fiction book pairings would you recommend?