March 24, 2020
Top Ten Favorite “Books About Books”
Before we get to the book talk, I’m curious if you are in isolation at home due to Covid 19 or are you an essential worker? Most of my family and I are at home. We do have three essential workers in our family that we cover in prayer. God Bless the medical staff and grocery store workers!
Honestly, it’s been a little difficult to read with an anxious mind. Have you been finding it difficult to focus on reading? How are you practicing self-care? I discovered that I need lighter reads right now which will likely play havoc with my Spring TBR. This Top Ten topic involving a favorite genre is timely because most of the titles in this post could be considered lighter reads.
A Favorite Genre
Do you love the “book about books” sub-genre? If you are a bookworm like me, one of your favorite genres might be “books about books.” Here are a few of my favorites! Do we share any favorites?
Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my reviews are linked.
(listed in order of favorites)
Genre: Histfic (Kentucky) 5 Stars
What I Love: the fearless, feisty, determined, compassionate main character
Genre: Histfic (WW11) 5 Stars
What I Love: the perspective, the characters/relationships, the writing
The Book Thief Movie Adaptation (excellent!)
Genre: Histfic (WW11) 5 Stars
What I love: the setting, the delightful characters, the epistolary format
Guernsey Movie Adaptation (excellent!)
Genre: Women’s Fiction 4.5 Stars (5 rounded up)
What I Love: the lovely themes of friendship and forgiveness
Genre: Contemporary Fiction 4 Stars
What I Love: the setting, the heartfelt second chances theme
Genre: Women’s Fiction 4.5 Stars
What I Love: the small-town community, the complicated and lovable characters
Genre: YA Histfic (WW11) 5 Stars
What I Love: the fearless, clever, determined main character
Genre: Contemporary Fiction 5 Stars
What I Love: the found family trope, the courage to face the past and hope for a bright future
Genre: Women’s Fiction 3.5 Stars
WhatI Love: the quirky main character, the snappy and humorous writing
(CW: eye-rolling crude jokes in Chapter 5…but the rest is great)
Genre: Nonfiction Memoir (Classics) 3 Stars
What I Love: the beautiful writing, the epistolary format
What is your favorite genre?
Do you have a favorite “book about books”?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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