The idea for this post came from the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and The Bookish.
Often I am in a good mood, sometimes I am in a bad mood, but I am (almost) always in the mood for books. I enjoy reading about characters who are bookworms like me. I find books that make references to other books irresistible. I am fond of books within books. Therefore 7 bookish books:
This book is one of my childhood favourites. The Neverending Story is about a boy named Bastian who slowly becomes part of the book he is reading. I like to re-read it now and then, because secretly I still dream about being able to go on adventure with my favourite book characters.
The Book Thief is a beautiful and heartbreaking story set in the Second World War. In my opinion it is best to read this book with knowing as little as possible about it. But a small warning: it will probably make you cry.
Inkheart is all about books. Meggie herself is a bookworm, her father repairs books and her aunt collects them. Furthermore they have to deal with characters that escaped out of books. I adore the fact that every chapter starts with a quote from another book. Inkheart is the first part of trilogy, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
This is the charming story of the web-designer Clay who discovers some secrets about the bookstore where he is working. I am crazy about the cover, since it glows in the dark!
A book named The Shadow of the Wind, found in the “cemetery of books”, is the beginning of this exciting story. It is a mix between mystery and historical fiction set in the beautiful Barcelona.
6. The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard (not included in the picture)
Mikkel Birkegaard is a Danish fantasy writer I did not know about until my aunt lent me The Library of Shadows. Not only is this book about a second-hand bookshop. It is also about a group of people who have the power to affect thoughts and feelings through reading.
I have watched the movie Matilda at least ten times, possibly more. But for the book it is another story. This is one of those rare cases in which I liked the movie more than the book. I wanted to include the book it in this list anyway. After all, without the book there would be no movie.