I was checking out my bookshelves, and scrolling online book sites this past week, looking at what I’ve got on my TBR to read this summer, and checking out what looks interesting, releasing later this year. I have realized that I have a thing for books about books!!
I really don’t think I’m the only one with this particular bookish love, as evidenced by HOW. MANY. THERE. ARE!! Whether they’re about books, themselves… or bookstores, or libraries, or authors… readers just seem to eat them up! I wonder if it has to do with seeing ourselves (or someone with our same interests) in the story? Could be… maybe?
Here are a few “books about books” that I’ve either read, or are on my TBR list.
- THE BOOK CHARMER (Karen Hawkins)
- The GREAT LIBRARY series (Rachel Caine)
- INKWORLD Series (Cornelia Funke)
- THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY (Gabrielle Zevin)
- The DEADLY EDITS MYSTERIES (Kaitlyn Dunnett)
- The LIBRARY JUMPERS Series (Brenda Drake)
- AUTOBOYOGRAPHY (Christina Lauren)
- The LIGHTHOUSE LIBRARY MYSTERIES (Eva Gates)
- THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES (Grady Hendrix)
- BEACH READ (Emily Henry)
- BY THE BOOK (Amanda Sellet)
- THE STARLESS SEA (Erin Morgenstern)
- The MAGIC EX LIBRIS Series (Jim C Hines)
- THE BOOK OF SPECULATION (Erika Swyler)
And here are a few I’m looking forward to checking out, when they release later this year!
- THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY | 10/20/20 (Matt Haig)
- BOOKISH AND THE BEAST | 8/4/20 (Ashley Poston)
- THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP | 7/7/20 (Susan Wiggs)
- EIGHTY DAYS TO ELSEWHERE | 8/11/20 (k c dyer)
- RECOMMENDED FOR YOU | 9/1/20 (Laura Silverman)
- THE LIONS OF 5TH AVENUE | 8/4/20 (Fiona Davis)
Have you read any of these? Do you have others to add? Why do YOU think they’re so popular?