It is Week 2 of Nonfiction November and is hosted at Julz of JulzReads.
This week we are to pair a fiction and nonfiction book:
“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.”
I have chosen 4 fiction books I own and have read and have paired them with a nonfiction book I would like to read to gain more insight into the novels I read.
- Fiction: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Nonfiction: My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Both books deal with brain trauma ( the first with alzheimers, the second with stroke)and how each cope with the changes to their brain.
2. Fiction: The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Nonfiction: 1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion by Daniel Szechi
Kearsley’s book is a dual timeline novel, that takes us back to 1715 Wales, where Jacobite loyalty is considered treason. I’d love to learn more about the 1715 rebellion.
- 3. Fiction: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Cline
Nonfiction: Orphan Trains by Rebecca Langston-George.
The idea of orphaned children loaded onto trains and taken across the US to new homes in the Midwest is a disturbing one. Yet it happened for many years, often with tragic results. It happened in Nazi Germany as well and even with the children at the border in recent years.
4. Fiction: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee
Nonfiction: The Comfort Women by C. Sarah Soh
The history of the comfort women is such a horrific one and it took too long for the truth, and compensation, to be given to the women who suffered such horror from Japanese soldiers.