Top Ten Tuesday

Books With Bookish Characters On My TBR

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Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about books with bookish characters (these could be readers, writers, authors, librarians, professors, etc.) which is always fun because I love reading about bookish characters so much (maybe because I’m a bookish character myself?). So today I highlighted 9 books with bookish characters on my TBR!

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

An enemies-to-lovers romance about an editor, her bestselling author, and one life-changing secret.

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

A romance about two co-writers written by two co-writers? Yes, please.

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

This is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Spanish Love Deception, focusing on Rosie Graham and Lucas MartΓ­n, who are forced to share a New York apartment. Also, Rosie just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer, but now she has writer’s block!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

So you’re saying that the next Emily Henry book (the author of Beach Read and People We Meet On Vacation, both of which were amazing reads) is a bookish story about a romance between a literary agent and an editor? I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this (maybe I can: A LOT!)

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly handsome bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut. Sounds like a recipe for a perfect read to me!

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

This is a YA enemies-to-lovers romance about two teens from competing bookstores. What’s not to love?

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

This has been on my TBR for so long but I really want to try it – I mean, it’s about library between life and death, where every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. That’s just such an interesting premise!

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

An editor who’s secretly writing a romance novel and a mysterious shadowy editor who’s writing notes in the margins of her manuscript – this sounds like the perfect combination of a bookish read and a pen pal romance and I love it!

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Sure, this is a fantasy romance about witches and vampires, but I heard that the library plays a big part too, so this counts right?

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Tell Me:
Have you read any of these and if so, what did you think?
Or are any of these books on your TBR too?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Awesome list! I love your twist on this week’s prompt. I almost added Diana of A Discovery of Witches to my list!!

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    Have a great week πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much! I hope to read A Discovery of Witches soon, it sounds really good πŸ™‚

  2. I’m on a super long library waitlist for The Midnight Library and can’t wait to read it!

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    1. Hope you’ll get to read The Midnight Library soon!

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Amazing list! I still must make mine but you bet that Book Lovers will be in the list!

    1. Book Lovers is definitely the first book I thought of for this list today πŸ™‚

  4. I have some of these on my TBR, too! Definitely looking forward to Book Lovers.

    1. Me too, hope it’ll live up to both our expectations!

  5. Great list, Lindsey! I’ve got quite a few of these on my TBR too but I totally forgot A Discovery of Witches. That one was really fun 😍

    1. Thanks! I’m really looking forward to reading A Discovery of Witches.

  6. I put Book Lovers on hold at the library a few days ago and I’m #94 on the wait list. LOL Hopefully they have a lot of copies so the wait won’t be too bad. I’m excited for it!

    1. Whoa, hope those other 93 people will read really quickly and you’ll get your copy soon!

  7. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    What a great list, Lindsey! Bookish characters are just the best. And how cute are all these covers!

    1. Bookish characters and cute illustrated covers are definitely some of my favorite things πŸ™‚

  8. I haven’t read any of these yet, so I can’t tell you if they are good or not. I hope you enjoy them all!

    1. Thanks!

  9. I like the sound of bookshop of second chances
    My TTT

    1. It does sound super nice indeed.

  10. One thing that struck me as I looked over your list is how so many book cover designers copy each other. It is as if they think their book won’t attrack readers unless it looks like all other books of the same type, or something. I totally misread the prompt. You did it right, I didn’t but I did make a fun-to-explore list. Check it out at Characters in Real Life

    1. You’re right, looking over this list it is striking how very similar all of the covers are. I like this kind of cover but a little variation definitely wouldn’t hurt!

  11. This is a great list! I haven’t read any of these yet, but many are on my TBR. The Midnight Library is my book club’s pick for next month. I’m excited to read it.

    1. Oh, hope you’ll enjoy The Midnight Library!

  12. Meet Me in The Margins was a cute, quick read. I have The Midnight Library on my TBR list as well.

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Meet Me in The Margins!

  13. I haven’t read any of these but Book Lovers is on my TBR too πŸ™‚

    1. I just started Book Lovers and I’m already in love with it πŸ™‚

  14. Lauren Becker says:

    I want to read The Roughest Draft and Book Lovers. I adore a good bookish character.

    Lauren @

    1. I just started Book Lovers and I’m already loving it so much!

  15. I’ve read The Midnight Library and I liked it, though it was a little slow for me.
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    1. I have heard it was a little slow indeed, but glad to hear you still enjoyed it!

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  16. Ooo! I see some on here I’m curious about. I own Meet Me in the Margins and Last Chance Books but haven’t read either one, and am curious about By Any Other Name and The Roughest Draft. Love all the colors on covers, too. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland this week. Appreciate that.

    1. Hope you’ll find some new books to fall in love with πŸ™‚

  17. I just finished Meet Me in the Margins, and I thought it was a lovely read. Now I need to take a look for some of your others.

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Meet Me in the Margins, I hope to get to it soon too!

  18. I actually just finally read The Midnight Library last week and thought it was wonderful.

    1. So glad to hear you enjoyed The Midnight Library!

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