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Top 5 (books with books) Tuesday

I mean we can’t have topics ft books with prompts like buildings and jewels without including actual books right? Like it just makes sense.

So that’s what today’s post is all about! As usual thank you to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads and I’m excited to see not only what she has on her post but to see what the prompts are for next month!


The Library of the Unwritten - A.J. HackwithThe Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith (GR/SG) – The premise of this is definitely a nightmare of mine but also what if the librarian there tracks down the authors and make them finish their books? 

In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.

Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing—a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell … and Earth.

55004093 (1)The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd (GR/SG) – I was checking the reviews now and I do see some mixed ones so I hope I’ll like it. I’ve read 3 Adult Mystery/Thriller and only liked one. So we’ll see. 

What is the purpose of a map?

Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.

But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence… because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way.

But why?

To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret and discovers the true power that lies in maps…

From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of M, a highly imaginative thriller about a young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father’s belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret—one that will lead her on an extraordinary adventure and to the truth about her family’s dark history. 

Book Love - Debbie TungBook Love by Debbie Tung (GR/SG/My Review) – I always love these comics even if it’s the tenth time I’m seeing, I’ll still laugh. Same with the Sarah Anderson comics! 

Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries!

Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.   

769483Magyk by Angie Sage (GR/SG) – I don’t know how to explain but I just feel superior whenever I hold this? I think it’s because it just looks so fantastic 😭 I very much need to re-read it because I don’t know if I actually finished it. And plus I just want to look at these books again. 

The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells. Ages 9+.

The 7th son of the 7th son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son, Septimus?

The first part of this enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells, and a yearning to uncover the mystery at the heart of this story…who is Septimus Heap?

Angie Sage writes in the tradition of great British storytellers. Her inventive fantasy is filled with humor and heart: Magyk will have readers laughing and begging for more. 

Inkheart - Cornelia FunkeInkheart by Cornelia Funke (GR/SG) – Saving the best for last because how could I not have this book on here? It’s a book ABOUT a book and they go INTO the book’s world – which is literally my entire dream. I must’ve tried to be a Silvertongue I don’t know how many times 😂

From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now out in paperback!

One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART– and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

This is INKHEART–a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud. 


I think that’s like the ultimate goal – to have books about books 😂 It just fits so well! Are you also like me and love to see books about books? Tell me it all down below!

5 responses to “Top 5 (books with books) Tuesday”

  1. All wonderful covers 🥰🥰
    Though I have a special spot for books like the first one; where the illusion of the book having a hole inside/looks burned is just so well made!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes I love those illusions!

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  2. Oooh, Book Love looks adorable, and how did I miss Inkheart?!! Sending love x

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    1. Book Love is super fun and I know I needed to add Inkheart 😂 i couldn’t NOT do that

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Hi! I’m DB and I really like reading! I mean, of course I do – otherwise this wouldn’t be a book blog. It would be full of pictures of my cat. But come and look at whatever I’ve got on this blog!
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April 2022

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