I love books with bookish themes. Whether it's a fiction novel with a character who loves to read or a non fiction account on one's life surrounding reading, I love them all. Here are just some of the books that I personally have read and own.
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- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
FictionThis book is set in an English town, featuring colorful characters. The main character's father owns a bookshop, and that is also where she likes to spend most of her time. The overall feel and the Gothic atmosphere this book has is so great. It also has some of the best quotes related to books and reading.
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
FictionI would only give this novel a 3 star rating, but I have to add this to this list because The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is every bookish person's dream; each chapter contains quotes from several books written by authors we love from Roald Dahl to Flannery O' Connor to F. Scott Fitzgerald. It also features a character who owns a bookstore!
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
FictionI highly recommend this book full of various fairy tale retellings especially if you love dark and grim (that pun) stories. The stories here are twisted, and appropriately so, as they were originally told that way by the Grimm brothers.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Historical FictionEven though this novel has a lot of themes and story lines not related to books, books do play a big part, especially in the main character's life.
- Where Books Fall Open
Non-FictionThis is a collection full of essays, prose, and poetry about books, literature, and reading. It also has various drawings and paintings that show readers. It's quite a lovely book to add to your collection!
- The Library At Night by Alberto Manguel
Non-FictionThis book captured my interest from the very beginning. It is a must for any bibliophile! The author talks about the magic of libraries and their meanings in his own life.
- A Gentle Madness by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Non-FictionThis is another non fiction book that is perfect for bibliophiles. It focuses on man's passion with books in history from the great library of Alexandria to the 20th Century. It's an interesting take, and if you like historical accounts and essays, I highly recommend this.
Do you know and love any bookish books? Let me know because I can't get enough of them.