I’m not a huge reader of non-fiction but my book shelves reveal my weaknesses – books about genetics, pop-science, the Art Deco era, and memoirs (am I allowed to count them as non-fiction?) make up the bulk of my non-fiction reading.
On the strength of that (and a little belatedly), I have decided to take part in Nonfiction November (spotted at JulzReads and Sarah’s Book Shelves).
This week’s non-fiction topic is ‘book pairings’ – pair a non-fiction title with a fiction title.
Swimming and relationships – Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton and Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Genetics, what we ‘feel’ at a cellular level and relationships – The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley and The Heart Broke In by James Meek
The 80s and what we learnt – Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman and The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
The perils of social media – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson and Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Food and relationships – Consuming Passions by Michael Lee West and Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
New York and relationships – I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley and Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell