Category Archives: Book Pairings

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises & The Book of Polly

Book Pairing    I really loved the first tale in this pairing that when I read the latter, I realized there were many similar things between the two books.  I find it fascinating that one story can be almost like … Continue reading

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend & The Bookshop on the Corner

Book Pairing    There are no two better novels to pair up together than these.  Written just a year apart, it seems there is no shortage of this type of theme occurring often and lately.  That is, the theme of … Continue reading

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In the Unlikely Event & The Nightingale

Book Pairing     On the surface, you may think these novels have nothing in common.  It is true that the first takes place about six years after the second one and is set in America, instead of France but there … Continue reading

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At the Water’s Edge & The Summer Before the War

Book Pairing     The only real similarity between these two novels is that they both take place in the midst of great world wars in history and that the protagonists in each book is a female, who defies societal norms … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry & The Little Paris Bookshop

Book Pairing     Two charming and very popular books that will grab your attention and make you smile.  These tales are quite similar in tone and themes.  Not only are they novels about book shops surrounded by a small … Continue reading

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The House Girl & The Invention of Wings

Book Pairing     The topic of slavery is where these two novels meet.  The other theme that joins these books together is the heritage of a people, through art.  In the first story, a lawyer from present day is … Continue reading

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Everlasting Lane & The Wonder of All Things

Book Pairing      These books are certainly not twins but when you read them, you do get the sense of similar tone.  The thread which joins these novels together are child friendships and the theme of innocence, coupled with … Continue reading

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