Top Ten Books with Bookish Characters

Posted July 27, 2015 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 5 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I think this topic is one of the coolest ones we’ve done! I love books about bookish people, but I learned very quickly that I have read VERY few. Heck, I know about very few! It took me forever to come up with this list, and I started researching for more books to read that fall into this category, and I couldn’t find many at all! So, here are my favorite books (and pretty much the only books I’ve read) about bookish people.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Dash and Lily met through the Strand bookstore in NYC, when Lily left a red notebook there for an unsuspecting soulmate to find. They wrote back and forth, daring each other to do various things and kind of fall for one another. Both are very bookish, but Dash’s dream in life is to own a 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary! You can’t get much more bookish than that.

Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
I’m pretty sure everyone will mention Hermione Granger, but I just had to!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel’s last wish is to meet the author of her favorite book. She flies to Amsterdam with Gus to meet him, and learns a lot about her life and herself in the process.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
She steals books. From the Nazis. My hat’s off to this girl. She’s got guts. A true book lover.

Nocturne by Syrie James
Michael Tyler is a secluded vampire who refuses to give in to his urges for human blood. She he lives in seclusion, writing books under a pen name to conceal his identity. He’s pretty popular and super swoony.

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Izzy is the star of her father’s successful series of stories for children. She has spent her life trying to break free of the fictional version of herself in those stories, but it’s hard when your dad’s devout followers have pretty much memorialized you!

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Finn has an awesome collection of books. Plus, a book actually flies around and acts as his guardian angel in this book!

Taken With You by Shannon Stacey
Hailey is a librarian in a cute little library!

Austenland by Shannon Hale
Jane LOVES Jane Austen, so much that she has unrealistic views on love. It’s not until she goes to an Austen-themed resort and gets her own Mr. Darcy that she realizes maybe she’s had her nose stuck in Pride and Prejudice for too long.

My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsession by Becca Wilhite
Sarah loves romance novels and wants a romance novel kind of romance for herself. This book is ADORABLE, and pretty much nobody knows about it!

Show me your bookish characters! Tell me about those you love to read about! I am dying for more books about bookish people in my life. Leave your link and I’ll stop by with my TBR list ready to be added to.

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5 responses to “Top Ten Books with Bookish Characters

    • Jana

      It’s hard to pick my favorite one on the list to recommend to you… Maybe Dash & Lily! It’s pretty adorable. I read it around Christmas time, and really enjoyed the festive feelings. :)

    • Jana

      RtD is so good! I almost forgot about Izzy until I was going through all my books, and she is the perfect bookish heroine!

  1. It took me longer to come up with my list than expected, too. I drew a blank except for Belle…and then remembered I knew a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a book-loving Beauty! And so it went from there. I think mentioning Hermione is pretty much required for this topic. ;)
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