Monday, November 14, 2016

Nonfiction November - 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.

If you like stories about monarchies, history, or even just reading fairy tales, I recommend this book by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. When she says 'behaving badly', she really just means being real people instead of the perfect stories that history often tells us about women in history. And, a lot of the stuff that they did would not be considered 'bad' if it was man doing it. It talks about aspects of history that often are ignored because history is usually all about white men. Some of the stuff I had heard before, but a lot of the other stuff was new to me. I know a lot of the popular books of 2016 have included queens, princesses, etc. Here is your chance to see what they were like for real in history.

Nonfiction November this week is hosted at Sarah's Book Shelves.


  1. Sounds like this one could be fun!

  2. I've never heard of this one. Sounds entertaining.

  3. Ooh, that sounds good!

  4. This has been on my list to read for a while! I'm glad to see it recommended. Between by own recent YA binge and princess reading with my daughter I think this would be good for me.

  5. This might be good for Once Upon a Time next year!


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