Book nerds love to talk about books and they also love reading books that talk about books too! And nothing completes a book nerd’s shelf then these essentials:
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
A story that feeds the soul. This is about a young girl in Germany who develops a penchant for books before learning how to read. A dark historical novel set in WWII, this story reminds us of the power of words and how they can touch our heart and soul. A beautiful piece of work and a recommended read for book lovers.
The Storied Life of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
A heart warming story about A.J. Fikry and his bookstore in New England with the motto: “no man is an island, every book is a world,” and he’s about to discover exactly what that means. Booksellers and book lovers will enjoy this book about transformation, second chances, and an affirmation as to why to read and love books.
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
Fantasy lovers will love this story about an enchanting tale of a death row inmate who builds a world for himself using his imagination and the books from the prison library. From golden horses to little men with hammers, this story tells us that even in the most depressing of places there is still beauty and hope.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Picture this: a man working the night shift of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore discovers something very curious about the customers and soon, his findings take him to the deepest secrets held in the walls of the bookstore. This is a story of a curious establishment that once you enter you may never want to leave.
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
A 12-year-old mourns the death of his mother with only his books for company. But something strange occurs as his books begin whispering to him in the shadows. With his imagination as his only refuge, the boy discovers that reality and fantasy begin to merge and unexpectedly, David is thrown into a new world that is unlike his own. A dark fantasy tale reminding us of the stories in our lives.
What are your favorite books about books? I love to hear your recommendations!