Nonfiction November – Book Pairings

Nonfiction November 2015

I’m super excited to be participating in Nonfiction November again this year. Last year, I read some great books that I would have otherwise never picked up, so I’m thankful that this event exists to expand my knowledge base. Week 2 is hosted by Leslie over at Regular Rumination, who asks readers to create book pairings (nonfiction/fiction, nonfiction/nonfiction, etc.) that go really well together.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) Like This Read That The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss

I feel like Felicia Day and Dahlia Moss could be the same person. They’ll both admit that they’re a little awkward, they both get a little addicted to online gaming, and they both like conventions. Also, geeky-themed clothing. The only difference is that Dahlia Moss is a fictional character trying to solve a murder.

Displacement: A Travelogue Like This Read That Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Both are graphic novels that deal with aging and mortality, albeit in a slightly different manner. Displacement is Lucy Knisley’s story of chaperoning her grandparents on a cruise, with all the worries and hijinks that ensue. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is all about denial, in addition to highlighting the importance of spending time with aging parents.

The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture Like This Read That Ready Player One

Video games and their impact on society. The State of Play is a collection of essays concerning feminism, race relations, and game culture. Ready Player One is the ultimate video game scavenger hunt and love letter to the 80s. Both are really, really good.

That’s it for this week. Off to read more nonfiction!


Filed under Jancee's Thoughts, Readers' Advisory, Reading Challenges

13 responses to “Nonfiction November – Book Pairings

  1. anarmchairbythesea

    I’d somehow only vaguely heard of Felicia Day before this month but her book is definitely going on my tbr now,so many people have recommended it! The State of Play looks really interesting -Ready Player One was fantastic


  2. These are such fun pairings, Jancee; I’m excited to read Felicia Day’s new one; it’s on my library hold list!


  3. Lu

    Excellent choices! Especially The State of Play and Ready Player One! Also the combination of Displacement and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is a great one and both are books on my TBR.


  4. I love your geeky picks! Both the Felicia Day memoir and Read Player One have been on my to-read list for a long time and I’d love to read the books you paired with them too 🙂


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