Books about Books
Books that are about a love of books, literature, or reading. Books of reviews included.
1 The Book Thief
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2 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 800,470 ratings
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3 Matilda
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 309,233 ratings
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4 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 210,492 ratings
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5 The Thirteenth Tale
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 171,938 ratings
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6 The Guernsey Literary and P...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 308,412 ratings
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7 The Eyre Affair (Thursday N...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 71,812 ratings
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8 Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 237,789 ratings
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9 The Neverending Story
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 86,863 ratings
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10 84, Charing Cross Road
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 19,014 ratings
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11 Northanger Abbey
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 159,707 ratings
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12 The Princess Bride
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 465,478 ratings
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13 The Name of the Rose
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 149,580 ratings
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14 The Phantom Tollbooth
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 137,114 ratings
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15 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 983,083 ratings
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16 The Uncommon Reader
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 13,919 ratings
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17 The Historian
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 164,649 ratings
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18 If on a Winter's Night a Tr...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 35,439 ratings
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19 On Writing: A Memoir of the...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 97,213 ratings
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20 Ex Libris: Confessions of a...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6,134 ratings
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21 The Reader
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 106,256 ratings
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22 Lost in a Good Book (Thursd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 32,762 ratings
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23 Possession
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 46,067 ratings
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24 People of the Book
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 74,984 ratings
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25 The Curious Incident of the...
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26 A Room of One's Own
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27 1001 Books You Must Read Be...
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28 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book...
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29 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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30 The Club Dumas
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 20,359 ratings
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31 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,293,503 ratings
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32 The Book of Lost Things
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33 The Angel's Game (The Cemet...
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34 The Professor and the Madma...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 49,358 ratings
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35 The Jane Austen Book Club
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3.01 of 5 stars 3.01 avg rating — 45,321 ratings
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36 The Polysyllabic Spree
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,574 ratings
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37 Reading Lolita in Tehran
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38 The City of Dreaming Books ...
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39 The Help
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,109,234 ratings
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40 The Blind Assassin
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41 Book Lust: Recommended Read...
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42 So Many Books, So Little Ti...
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43 The Dante Club
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 28,543 ratings
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44 A History of Reading
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,040 ratings
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45 Labyrinths:  Selected Stori...
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46 The Diary of a Young Girl
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47 The English Patient
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 70,147 ratings
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48 The Big Over Easy (Nursery ...
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49 The Fault in Our Stars
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50 The Elegance of the Hedgehog
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 85,842 ratings
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51 The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop...
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52 The Forgotten Garden
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 111,072 ratings
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53 How to Read Literature Like...
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54 House of Leaves
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55 Balzac and the Little Chine...
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56 Mister Pip
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 10,868 ratings
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57 A Northern Light
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 24,751 ratings
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58 More Book Lust: Recommended...
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59 The Bookseller of Kabul
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60 Pale Fire
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 22,697 ratings
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61 A Gentle Madness: Bibliophi...
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62 The Haunted Bookshop
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,573 ratings
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63 Invisible Cities
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 23,768 ratings
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64 The History of Love
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 79,809 ratings
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65 The World According to Garp
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 140,275 ratings
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66 The Amazing Adventures of K...
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67 Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
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68 Julie and Julia: 365 Days, ...
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69 The Children's Book
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 9,869 ratings
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70 Parnassus on Wheels
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,712 ratings
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71 Reading Like a Writer: A Gu...
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72 The Library at Night
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,525 ratings
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73 How to Talk About Books You...
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74 My Name is Red
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 21,729 ratings
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75 Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 65,448 ratings
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76 Angle of Repose
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 30,739 ratings
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77 Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
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78 The Library of Babel
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 2,621 ratings
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79 How to Read a Book: The Cla...
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80 The End of Mr. Y
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 8,991 ratings
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81 Among Others
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 11,110 ratings
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82 Comme un roman
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82 Booked To Die (Cliff Janewa...
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84 The Valley of Unknowing
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85 A Pound of Paper: Confessio...
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86 The Pleasure of the Text
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87 Letters to a Young Poet
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88 Flaubert's Parrot
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89 Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading...
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90 Foucault's Pendulum
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 36,380 ratings
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91 The Bookman's Wake (Cliff J...
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92 The End of Your Life Book Club
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 28,052 ratings
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93 The Field Guide (The Spider...
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94 A Widow for One Year
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95 Shakespeare Wrote for Money
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96 The Child That Books Built:...
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97 The House of Paper
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98 Books
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99 Howards End Is on the Landi...
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100 Out of Africa
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Comments (showing 1-12 of 12) (12 new)

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message 1: by Heartless (new)

Heartless Great list....Although I wish the list were named "NOVELS about books...." Anyway, I thought the Thirteenth Tale was absolutely fascinating and hope Setterfield completes another novel (and maybe it will also be tribute to the love of reading, like this one was).


message 2: by Elle (last edited Apr 19, 2010 07:45AM) (new)

Elle This list left out the Bookman series of John Dunning. However, this is one of the better lists on this site.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

This is a good list, and the title made me laugh, 'cause my mother and I have a shelf that's been christened just so. We actually own many novels mentioned here :D


message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Oh! But where oh where has the creator gone?


message 5: by Angela (new)

Angela The Shadow of the Wind is a book about books. It might be a good one to add. One of the few books I'm thinking about rereading!


message 6: by Lea (last edited Aug 08, 2012 06:18PM) (new)

Lea I'm very pleased to find The Neverending Story on this list, it's a fantastic tale.


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura I've removed #252 Isn't It Pretty To Think So? which has nothing to do in this splendid list.


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura Someone was faster than me.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

That title has been spamed around on lots of lists.


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura I know, we have been deleting from all of them.


message 12: by Madelyn (new)

Madelyn Schaummann I love this list!


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