This week’s Nonfiction November prompt, hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves, is book pairings . I love finding out more about the real aspects of novels I read. I have read a lot more fantasy lately so had to scrape the barrel for related novels this time (I must read those books about folklore to prepare for next year).

Soviet Space Dogs / Laika

This is a super obvious pairing, the graphic novel of Laika is somewhat based on fact but has a lot of fiction mixed in and it tells part the story from the dog’s perspective.

You Will Not Have My Hate / My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Antoine Leirene writes so raw and honestly about the loss of his wife in a terrorist attack, and how he decided to raise his son with love not hate in his heart. In Annabel Pitcher’s novel, the family is also living with a similar loss. The father in the story chooses hate whilst the main character befriends a Muslim girl at school.

The Outrun / Island of Wings

These are set on different Scottish islands and one is contemporary and the other historical, however they both capture island life, the hardships, the natural beauty and the role of religion, whether it be organised or something more personal.