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The Truth in Fiction Challenge is hosted by Fig and Thistle.
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Challenge runs from 01/01/12 - 12/31/2012
Goal: read a specified number of book pairs that are comprised of one fiction book and one related non-fiction book. Think outside of the box; the non-fiction book could also be journals, letters, memoirs, etc.... The pairs needn't be exact matches, although there should be an easily detectable common thread. Overlapping with other challenges is fine.
The catch: Instead of individual reviews, after each book pair write a joint review. For example, if I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and then The Journals of Sylvia Plath then my review post will be focused on both books.
Freshman: 1 pair
Sophomore: 2 pairs
Junior: 3 pairs
Senior: 4 pairs
Masters: 5 pairs
PhD: 6 pairs
Professor: 7 pairs
I'm going to start off committing to Freshman: 1 pair, but I may move up higher. Not sure if that's allowed or not, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it...unless my hand is slapped. ;O)
Ideas (I will choose from one of these pairs or I may do both and move up to Sophomore level):
Fire From Heaven (Alexander the Great #1) by Mary Renault
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great by Michael Wood
To Be Queen by Christy English
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography by Marion Meade