Reading Challenge: Reading Books About Books

Okay so I thought of something. Recently I asked on Twitter if my followers knew any fantasy books about books. Sometimes I want to read something really specific, and this was it.

Then I thought, why not make it a small reading challenge?

I recently started reading Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, in which books (specifically grimoires) play a big role. This fictional land has special libraries to house dangerous grimoires, that can turn into even more dangerous maleficts. I’ve heard really good things about this book, so I’m really excited to finish reading it!

But then I started thinking. Always dangerous, I know. Anyway, reading books about books honestly seemed like a lot of fun, so I wanted to make a little list of other books like that. For the next few weeks, I’m going to read a bunch of stories that heavily feature books. Here’s the list my Twitter followers and I came up with:

  • Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
  • The Dark Vault – V.E. Schwab
  • Ink and Bone – Rachel Caine
  • The Binding – Bridget Collins
  • The Library of the Unwritten – A.J. Hackwith
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
  • The Upside of Falling – Alex Light

I had not yet heard of The Binding and The Library of the Unwritten, but both sound so awesome! After I’ve finished a book from this list, I’ll post a short review right here on my blog. I’m really excited to be taking on this reading challenge. I’m also hoping that by posting this on my blog I make this challenge more official and I’ll actually go through with it…

If you know any other books that fit this description, let me know! And also definitely let me know if you’ve already read any of these books, and what you thought of them!

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