This book was brought to my attention on a blog post that provided a list of books set in bookstores. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book about books, so I decided to finally read it.
Length: 334 pages
Setting: New York City, present day
Summary: Short version: Esme’s life doesn’t go quite as planned. Continue reading
Between listening to What Should I Read Next and reading Modern Mrs. Darcy’s blog, I could keep my to-be-read list in an ever-growing state of wishing for more time. I’ll share a few of the books I’ve recently been interested in from her site.
I try not to add every book I hear Anne describe on her podcast, but she’s great at making books sound interesting. For the one-year anniversary (episode 62), Anne gathered suggestions from the listeners of what she should read next. I thought several of the books sounded good, including: Continue reading
I’m not sure exactly where I heard about this book, but I know I put it on my list because it’s about a bookstore. Books about books or bookstores are one of my favorite subgenres.
Length: 288 pages
Setting: mostly San Fransisco and New York City, present day Continue reading
I was interested in reading this book for several reasons. My aunt had given me the book (after she finished it) a year or so ago, and it’s sat on my bookshelf, entreating me to read it ever since. I didn’t even know what the book was about, until I saw it on a list of books set in bookstores. As an added bonus, the author’s name starts with Z, which fill a hole in my Alphabet Challenge (which is how I’m picking lots of my books as the year ends).
Published: 2001 in Spanish, 2004 in the U.S.
Length: 487 pages
Setting: Barcelona, Spain, 1945-1966 Continue reading
Time for the first book review of the year – and I got lucky and picked a really good book with which to start off the year!
Published: 2013 in Germany, 2015 in English translation
Length: 370 pages of story, 392 pages total
Setting: France, present day
Interest: It was recommended by the She Reads blog as a book to make you happy. I put it on my reading list because it’s a book about a bookseller, which is an oddly specific genre that I happen to love. I picked it up because it happened to be on the endcap at the library when I was wandering about looking for books. Continue reading
Length: 258 pages
Setting: the fictional Alice Island, in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, present day
Interest: The Modern Mrs. Darcy had a post on recommended books for your Myer’s Briggs personality type. This was my type’s recommendation. Continue reading