Books About Books

Hey, fellow, readers hope you are well and thanks for visiting my blog 😊

Today’s post was inspired by a book a read last week (It has books on the cover)

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The Borrower by Rebecca Makai

Synopsis

Genre: Book about Books, Adult Contemporary, Humour, LGBTQ+,

which was absolutely delightful and heartfelt here is a sneak peak of the blurb

Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading but needs Lucy‘s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob.Β 

I mean it has a librarian kidnapper and a lot of discussion around books, LGBTQ+, religion, immigration in the form of a road trip what’s not to love. I think I will do a review for it because it was a pleasurable experience.

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As clearly stated its about books that in some aspects talk about other books, celebrates the love of reading etc. Some of these books may be farfetched but here me out, they play with the concept of books using authors as the main narrative, the process of reading or the feeling of being in a library or bookstore or are just built for book lovers

(Reviews will be linked to further explain my thoughts)

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Full Review Here)

Synopsis

Genre: Genre Bending, Sci-Fi, Literary Fiction

β€œA half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”

A genre-bending novel of epic proportion that touches on human connection and adventure through music, literature, ethics, love, family, science and literally everything.

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Cleary, I can’t go a day without talking about this book but it is truly amazing. Especially with the discussion around the way books connect us over multiple generations/lifetimes and how one book can completely transform your perspective.

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Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Full Review Here)

Synopsis

Genre: About Books, Historical Fiction, Gothic, Mystery

β€œOf course I loved books more than people.” 

The Story is told from the perspective of A biographer/bookstore manager as she gets a letter from one of the most prolific authors asking her if she would be interested in composing the author’s biography but the funny thing about the famous author is that she always avoids the truth.

Another favourite of mine the book has this cosy bookstore feeling to it and as the characters describe the impact of storytelling by telling the story themselves it was a book that made me appreciate my obsession with reading. It also has one compelling mystery, literally kept me up all night. (Stunning writing is also present)

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriel Zevin (Full Review Here)

Synopsis

Genre: About Books, Contemporary, Adult Fiction

β€œSometimes books don’t find us until the right time.”

A story of a widowed bookseller who reviews books at the beginning of each chapter and gets a surprising package in his bookstore one day that will change his life.

This book was enchanting, of all the books in this list this is the one that comes close to book lovers dream. It was accessible filled with tonnes of literary references and just has this warm feeling towards it that will stay with you for a long time.

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The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Full Review Here)

Synopsis

Genre: Historical Fiction, About Books, Mystery

β€œBooks are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

If that quote alone doesn’t convince you to pick this book up, then nothing will. Do you want a book that is so atmospheric you will literally be absorbed by the pages or a book that is so meticulously written you will be rereading passages out loud just to live in them for a moment? This is definitely the book for you… Just go read the first line of this book

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The Dark Half by Stephen King (Full Review Here)

Synopsis

Genre: Horror, Thriller

β€œYou’re dead, George. You just don’t have the sense to lie down.”

I feel bad for not talking constantly about this book, I actually enjoyed it and the story was really unique. It follows a struggling writer who decides to create a pseudonym to help him sell more books and it works sales go up and the books are a lot grittier. After all the fame, he decides to kill off the pseudonym and return to his original roots but the crazy thing happens the pseudonym doesn’t want to die…. It was thrilling, disturbing and bizarre. The concept of the book will make you think about dual personality and how dangerous it can be to have two personalities in one body. Plus, multiple books by Stephen King have authors as the main narrative (e.g. The Shining, Misery) and we follow their process of writing and it will forever be a fascinating process to witness.

There are some of the books that I have read that talk about books or reading, I really love books that explore that obsession of book collecting, libraries, bookstore etc. They make me appreciate and fall in love with reading even more if you have any recommendations please feel free to share.

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So until next time stay Bookish πŸ˜‰

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6 thoughts on “Books About Books

  1. I loooooooove books about books! πŸ™‚ I loved “The Borrower” so much, I’m really glad to see someone else mentioning it because I don’t know anyone else who has read it! I met the author a few years ago, and she is really cool, too. Awesome post!

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