This is my third discussion post for Non-Fiction November, an exciting event celebrating non-fiction hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Leslie at Regular Ruminations. Every Monday this month, a discussion question will be posted. Then each Friday there will be a link-up for discussion posts and non-fiction reviews, with each linky entry entered in a prize drawing at the end of the month! Today’s topic is…
Book Pairing: Match a fiction book with a nonfiction book that you would recommend.
I’ve actually been considering adding occasional posts pairing fiction and non-fiction, so I was especially excited for this topic. I enjoy pairing fiction with non-fiction because it’s a lot of fun to see how accurately the fiction stuck to the facts and to completely immerse yourself in one topic. It’s also a great way for people who prefer fiction to find non-fiction that might interest them and vice-versa.
And Then She Fell is a fun, light regency romance. If you haven’t tried reading a regency romance before, I’d recommend it, if only to stretch yourself as a reader by trying a new genre. Although I don’t think regency romances are going to become a genre I read obsessively, this book was enjoyable and an exciting change of pace. It also had a lot more adventure than I expected. If you already love regency romances, I probably don’t have to sell you on this one. What I would like to convince you to read then is An Elegant Madness. The writing style was a bit dry, which might be off-putting even to someone who loves non-fiction, but the material inside was so fascinating, this was still a four star book for me. If you love regency romances or non-fiction that gives you a feel for a particular era, I think you could really enjoy this book. It might also be a good read for someone just starting reading regency romances, since it explains what society was like at the time and the lingo you need to know to get everything in a book set in that time period.
Do you have any non-fiction/fiction pairings you’d suggest?