For dedicated bookworms, it’s not enough to read books—we love to read books about books.
We know the richness and depth these books add to our reading life. Books about books and reading are a great place to gather ideas and insight.
Reading is, for the most part, a solitary act. But readers always find ways to create community—from book clubs to Booktube—we love to share our reading experiences and our favorite books with others who understand our obsession.
Books about books combine all the things we love about reading into one package of bookish catnip. We get to read about how books are created; how reading has shaped the lives of those we admire; how books influence culture and encourage change. We are constantly amazed at the power of the written word, and books about books make us feel like we are tapped into that power.
Check out these recommendations, and then share yours in the comment section:
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading by Francis Spufford
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books by J. Peder Zane