NonFiction November Week Two: Book Pairings

This is the week that gives me the most envy when I read other blogger’s beautiful combinations. I always feel like I’m bringing wilted salad to the fancy dinner party. You all with your beautiful combinations are inspiring!


Week 2: (November 8-12) – Book Pairing with Katie at Doing DeweyThis 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. 


Since I didn’t even know that Edgar Allan Poe was American (truly, I thought that he was British) I could absolutely stand to learn more about the man. Poe for your Problems started off a bit slowly but gained momentum with each chapter until I was licking those spoonfuls of advice clean! I do wish I knew more of his poetry though and frequently had to stop and check out some of his lesser known poems and stories. Hence, my pairing of Poe for your Problems with The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

Tell me, please! Do you have a NonFiction and Fiction pairing you would recommend?

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  1. I’m excited to try Poe for Your Problems, you sell it so well! I only know a few of his poems too actually. I came across a beautifully, kind of gothically illustrated edition of them yesterday at a surrealist art exhibit and paged through but I think I’m only really familiar with The Raven! This seems like a fun introduction though 🙂 what a great take on this topic!


  2. That’s a great pairing! I usually struggle with this one because you seem to need historical novels for it and that’s a genre I don’t really do. The two I have read recently turned into my pairing this week!


  3. This is by far the hardest prompt for me too! I just noticed the Poe book has a blurb from that guy who writes books about Stoicism. I bought one of his books for my husband but I don’t think he read it.

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    1. Thank you for having my back on this one! I just cannot, simply cannot, fathom that much angst in a Southerner. But then I read more about him and perhaps this was why everyone found him so annoying! Hah!


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