This is my first year taking part in Nonfiction November, a yearly event that encourages bloggers to read and discuss non-fiction. This year hosted by JulzReads, Sarah’s Book Shelves, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Doing Dewey, and The Emerald City Book Review. Sadly I missed Week 1’s topic but fortunately I was in time for Week 2 (Nov. 6 to 10) at Sarah’s Book Shelves.
‘Book Pairing: 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’
Since reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the rest of The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis as a child, I have been in love with the magical world of Narnia. Clearly this love must show, in more than just my blog title, because friends from church saw non-fiction The Lion’s World by Rowan Williams and felt they just had to buy me a copy. In The Lion’s World, Williams explores the moral landscape of all seven novels in the chronicles and explains their spiritual subtext. For me, as a Christian, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Lion’s World were a fiction and non-fiction which complimented each other perfectly.
What fiction and non-fiction would you pair together? Please link in the comments below if you have done your own post for this.