This week’s Nonfiction November prompt is hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves.

I love fiction/non-fiction pairings, so much so I’ve been researching them to fit a AtY challenge multi-week prompt. So this list is a mix of books I’ve read and those I intend to read.

Turtles All the Way Down and I Contain Multitudes

Aza’s life might be easier if she didn’t know about the multitudes living inside her. John Green’s novel is about a girl suffering from OCD, with her obsession being bacteria, and she talks about some of the things that are covered (I assume) in Ed Yong’s book. “I contain multitudes” is a Walt Whitman quote that also pops up in Turtles All the Way Down.

The Only Harmless Great Thing and The Radium Girls

Knowing the history of the Radium Girls makes Brooke Bolander’s novella all the more sad. In The Only Harmless Great Thing, the girls are replaced by elephants after they discover the damage radium does. It interweaves an alternate history with Topsy the elephant, radioactivity, and the language of elephants.

The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction and Full Body Burden

This is one of my researched pairings so I can’t say if either are any good but I recently stumbled upon this YA novel about a girl living in the shadow of a nuclear facility, and Full Body Burden is about the real life version (minus the film crew).

Washington Black and Barracoon

I sort of chose this pairing because the covers look so good together, but they are also both about life after slavery. My review of Washington Black should be on my blog this week.

You can find links to more book pairings over on Sarah’s Book Shelves.