Hello, dear readers!
I sincerely apologize for not posting anything last week. I’ve been a little busy (especially since I’m in the thick of outlining a new sci-fi novel), but I’ll try to keep to my posting schedule in the future.
However, today I have a delightful list of reading suggestions that will appeal to anyone’s inner book dragon.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it extraordinarily enjoyable to read books about books. Whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, it’s nice to peruse something that speaks directly and relatably to my book-loving soul.
On Stories by C.S. Lewis
All of Lewis’ insight, observations, and general love of the literary made this book a joy to read. Not only did it fuel my appreciation for books, I also left it with a better understanding of what makes a book good.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This classic dystopian was one of my favorite reads of last year. It paints a world where books and reading are banned, yet Guy Montag is overcome by curiosity for the mysteries they hold. There were so many literary references tucked inside, and seeing a character desperately search for what these books hold made me appreciate my freedom to read so much more.
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
This one’s a little more academic, but it’s a wonderful, sometimes wry study of how to become a better reader. Filled with deep looks into the nature of reading and extensive book suggestions, this is perfect for anyone who wants to become a more thoughtful reader.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
This novel is absolutely hilarious. It follows Catherine Morland as she leaves home for the first time and starts thinking her life will play out like one of her beloved, gothic novels. In her witty way, Austen asks you to question the types of books you choose while still giving a strong defense of reading stories.
Turn the Page by LIFE Leadership
This is another book aimed at becoming a better, more prolific reader. I’ve read it a couple times and always finish with a renewed enthusiasm to devour countless books, scribble copious amounts of notes, and pause to ponder what I read. Plus, each chapter starts with an excellent quote from beloved writers.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Full disclaimer: it’s been a long time since I’ve read this book. However, I remember it brimming with old books, libraries, and avid book lovers. The premise centers around the ability to bring things to life through reading, and the consequences that brings when a villain is read out of a story.
That’s all! I hope you enjoy this selection of books that feature books. What are some books feed your book-loving soul?