What are the best books with stories about a love of books?

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    #1The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Susan Spencer
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It is a bit of a difficult read, but well worth it. Notquite as depressing as it sounds, thoough it is narrated by Death."
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    #2Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Daniel May
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Yo pssst, you wanna buy a book? I know it's weird we are meeting in this dark alley and I have on a trench coat full of knock off books but you need this one man. Why pay store prices when you can get this one right here right now?"
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    #3The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.

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    Billy Black
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Recently, the movie based on this book came out and it was fabulous. After seeing a film based on a book I haven't read, I must always go back and read the book no matter what. I must say I was not disappointed at all. As most books go when a movie follows, the book is always better and more detailed. This one is no different and a must read before seeing the movie. If you have seen the movie, then it is an absolute mandatory read."
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    #4Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.

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    Thomas Pearson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The format of the paperback version of this book is awful. I should have paid more attention when purchasing it but I didn't realize they ever sold books this way! It is the size of a magazine and each page has 3 columns of text on it, which is not the most comfortable way to read. Looking back I see that it states the style here so it really is my fault for not reading into the details and I will look more closely when buying books in the future now that I know that they may be sold in this awful style."
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    #5Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Lori Burns
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I remember reading this as a little girl. Her thoughts and horrors seamed unbearable then. Today as an adult I can appreciate the troubles of the rest of the family as well as Anne."
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    #6The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a gothic historical fiction on how children allegorically think of their birth. It tells the gothic strange encounters of the protagonist throughout the story.

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    Adam Hamilton
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Thirteenth Tale is the best books with stories about a love of books"
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    #7People of the Book

    People of the Book

    People of the Book is a 2008 historical fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. It focuses on a book conservator, Hanna Health, as she attempts to restore the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish manuscript.
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    Teresa Olson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "this exquisitely written story literally knocked me out and as I finished the last sentence, I could not stand. The characters surrounded me and I simply had to sit and wait until they lifted away and permitted me to re-enter reality. That's how powerful every character and story, for it is one story made of many, affected me upon the finish."
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    #8The Reader

    The Reader
    An exceptional novel by Bernhard Schlink about betrayal, guilt and the memory of the Holocaust. This is the story of the adolescent Michael Berg, rescued by Hanna. Both embark on a clandestine affair leading Michel in euphoric and confused times.

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    Henry Rice
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Reader (Der Vorleser) is a novel by German law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997. The story is a parable, dealing with the difficulties post-war German generations have had comprehending the Holocaust; Ruth Franklin writes that it was aimed specifically at the generation Bertolt Brecht called the Nachgeborenen, those who came after. Like other novels in the genre of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, the struggle to come to terms with the past, The Reader explores how the post-war generations should approach the generation that took part in, or witnessed, the atrocities. These are the questions at the heart of Holocaust literature in the late 20th and early 21st century, as the victims and witnesses die and living memory fades."
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    #9Possession

    Possession

    Possession is a bestselling historical fiction novel by English author A.S. Byatt. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1990, and it tells the story of the academics as they study the lives of two Victorian poets.

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    Jacob Turner
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A romance, literary detective story and satire, that delves deep into poetry and academia. This is an amazing book, but if anything I mentioned in the first sentence doesn't interest you, then you'll probably want to give it a pass. It's not a book that everyone will find engaging, but for those who do, it's a rare treat."
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    #10The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 




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    Daniel Gaytán
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "So I 'm trying to get into reading and I wanted to find a romantic book, so I wanted to find the best books with stories about the best books with stories about a love of books. So i ended up finding The Historian and so far I love it! I can't wait to finish it."
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    #11The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Willie Jacobs
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love the main characters. This is a beautiful book. Pick it up today, you will love this."
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    #12The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair by Japser Fforde is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2001.This book belongs to Fforde's Thursday Next series. It is followed by Lost in a Good Book.

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    Raquel Aguilar
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next) is the best books with stories about a love of books"
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    #1384, Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road
    84, Charing Cross Road is a collection of 20 years' worth of correspondence between Helene Halff and Frank Doel, a book dealer. Halff, a lover of rare books, sends a letter to Doel, and from there blossoms an enduring friendship.
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Best What are the best books with stories about a love of books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Book ThiefBooks 45 Paid
2Fahrenheit 451Books 41 Paid
3The Fault in Our StarsBooks 39 Paid
4Little WomenBooks 35 Paid
5Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlBooks 34 Paid
6The Thirteenth TaleBooks 32 Paid
7People of the BookBooks 29 Paid
8The ReaderBooks 27 Paid
9PossessionBooks 24 Paid
10The HistorianBooks 20 Paid
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