Fiction / Nonfiction Book Pairing (Sarah’s Book Shelves): 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.

A World of Three Zeros and Djinn City

This isn’t the most obvious pairing but I read them at about the same time and saw the similarities.  Both are written by Bangladeshi authors.  A World of Three Zeros is partially about economics in developing economies, especially microfinance.  Muhammad Yunus’ work with finance is referenced in Djinn City as a character uses it as a model for working with djinn.  

The Black and The Blue and The Hate U Give

I’d recommend this pairing to any white people who still think that all this talk about police brutality is over blown.  Hear about it from the perspective of an African-American policeman and then the fictional account of the survivor of a fatal encounter with the police.

The Foundling and The Vanished Child

Both of these tell the story of a family mystery solved through new DNA science.