books about books | 6 reads for literature lovers

I love books about books.  There’s something magical about reading books about reading, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite literary-themed stories.

Beach Read by Emily Henry  
“A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.”

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The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
“Every seven years something disappears in the town of Sterling: reflections, dreams, colors, stars. When Aila Quinn arrives, she realizes why her deceased mother, Juliet, never spoke of growing up there–the town is cursed to lose the experiences that weave life together, and everyone thinks Juliet is to blame.”

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
“The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest.”

How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
“From early obsessions with the March sisters to her later idolization of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today.”

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Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
“When her boss announces a holiday bonus to the person who sells the most books, Shoshanna sees an opportunity to at least fix her car, if none of her other problems. The only person standing in her way? New hire Jake Kaplan.”

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The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
“In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop–the only bookshop–in the seaside town of Hardborough.”

What books about books would you add to the list?  Have you read any of these?

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