30 New Reads for Very Bookish People

Posted by Sharon on July 21, 2021


While all Goodreads members love books (or so we assume, otherwise this would be a weird way to spend your time!), there's a dedicated subset of readers who especially love books about books.

Think metafiction that features books within books, heartfelt nonfiction about the power of reading, historical novels about courageous librarians, romance writing about romance writers, and even the occasional mystery or horror plot that hinges on the genre savviness of bookish people.

If this sort of reading appeals to you, we've collected a catalog of books about books in a variety of genres, all published since January 2020. Scroll over the book covers to learn more about each title, and be sure to add the books that pique your interest to your Want to Read shelf!



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Do you love reading books about books? Which of the titles above catches your eye? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Sue (new)

Sue Frances Books about books! Can it get any better?📚😀


message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine Sue wrote: "Books about books! Can it get any better?📚😀"

No, no it cannot, Sue! 💕


message 3: by Triscia (new)

Triscia Katerina My new favourite genre!


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura I love books about books so much, I have a Goodreads shelf for them! :)


message 5: by Sue (new)

Sue Frances Laura wrote: "I love books about books so much, I have a Goodreads shelf for them! :)"

Thats a brilliant idea.


message 6: by Brian (new)

Brian Laura wrote: "I love books about books so much, I have a Goodreads shelf for them! :)"

I have a shelf like that too, but so far I only have seven books on it. This list (along with your shelf) has given me some good ideas for others to add.


message 7: by kell_xavi (new)

kell_xavi Laura wrote: "I love books about books so much, I have a Goodreads shelf for them! :)"

I have a shelf that's (loosely) for books about libraries.


message 8: by Blue (new)

Blue I feel very hungry after reading a synopsis of each book. It's a great list.


message 9: by Heather R (new)

Heather R The Plot! I went to Anchorage for my birthday this week, and while there popped in at a bookstore. My husband said I could pick any book in the store and that’s the one I went with. It could’ve been sleep deprivation because the sun doesn’t really set this time of year in Alaska so it’s pretty much day all the time! But regardless, I’m really excited to read it!


message 10: by Claudia (new)

Claudia Sorsby Laura wrote: "I love books about books so much, I have a Goodreads shelf for them! :)"

So do I! Great minds, thinking alike and all that...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 11: by Acin (new)

Acin Fals One of the books left out:
Slippery Creatures (The Will Darling Adventures #1) by K.J. Charles


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