#5OnMyTBR – Books about Books

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

It’s time for another 5 On My TBR! Well, I know I’m a day late but your girl was T I R E D last night. The effects of staying up too late the night before playing Paper Mario, lol. Anyways, I’m pretty excited about the theme today! Why, you ask? Because today, we’re talking about one of my favorite things: books about books! Seriously, give me a book that involves some bookish element (say, it’s set in a library or centers around a different “book” in the story) and I’m probably gonna love it. Some of my favorite stories are books about books! The Starless Sea comes to mind right off the top of my head.

With that being said, I have a lot of books on my TBR that would fall under this category. Choosing the five books I most want to read soon was tough! But I think I finally have it narrowed down. Without further ado, let’s jump in!

#1. Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

I’m gonna start this list with a non-fiction selection. I know… who even am I? But I’ve been wanting to read this love letter to books for quite some time! I enjoy talking to people who love the written word just as much as I do, so I imagine I’ll enjoying reading about a bookish person, as well. Also, I really love this cover. A woman balancing precariously on a stack of books speaks to my soul, lol.

#2. Tilly and the Lost Fairytales by Anna James

From non-fiction to middle grade, this book has been on my radar since I read the first one in this series. It was just so cute! This book follows Tilly and her friend Oskar, who are both bookwanderers. They can actually visit their favorite books and wander inside the story. How cool does that sound? In this installment, they wander into fairytales and I can’t wait to get lost with them!

#3. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

One day I will actually stop putting this book on various “I want to read this!” lists and actually read it, lol. A book about a person that can bring book characters out of their books sounds like it would be right up my alley. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one, too. I can’t wait to finally read this one.

#4. The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

I love the concept of this book. A library in Hell? Where unfinished books are kept and restless characters can escape? It sounds incredible! This is another one that I’ve heard a lot of great things about. I actually own this one, too! I’m ready to see why it gets so much love and see what Hell’s librarians are really like.

#5. The Binding by Bridget Collins

This is a book that I originally looked into because of the cover. I mean, that cover is gorgeous!! And then I found out it’s about the ability to bind memories in books and I was even more intrigued. Again, I’ve heard amazing things about this book. I can’t wait to finally read it! I kind of want my own copy, too, because how could I not want a book this beautiful?

Do you enjoy reading books about books? Which ones are on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


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