Week 2: (November 8-12) – Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey: 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.
One of my favorite book pairing experiences has been to read the biography of a poet while reading along with the story in their complete works. If this idea appeals to you here are some possible pairings that I have read:
Jane Kenyon: A Literary Life by John H. Timmerman and Collected Poems by Jane Kenyon (I read her work as I read this biography, but I had to do it with her various books as the collected poems hadn't been published yet.)
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford and Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
And here are a couple biographies from my TBR list with poetry collections I have read: