Books with Books!

A quick Holiday post featuring a list of books with books in them. These are stories where authors have created fictional worlds within worlds. What’s cozier than reading a book? Reading a book within a book! Enjoy!

  1. & Sons  by David Gilbert
  2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  3. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  4. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  5. Fangirl and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Treasure Island!! by Sara Levine
  7. The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl
  8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

What are the books? Some are fictional, some are real, all play important roles in these novels.

  1. Ampersand The headmaster’s son is kidnapped by a gang of students at the fictional Shearing Academy. Think Lord of the Flies meets Catcher in the Rye.
  2. Jane Eyre A young girl grows up under cruel circumstances, takes a position as a governess for Mr. Rochester, and discovers that things are not what they seem.
  3. Fillory and Further A series of books about the Chatwin children and their adventures in a land called Fillory. In the first book, they discover Fillory by going through the back of a grandfather clock.
  4. The Bell Jar A formerly ambitious young woman struggles with an unbearable malaise and rebels against society’s expectations of how she should act and appear.
  5. Simon Snow A fantasy series set at a magical boarding school featuring a boy with unbelievable power, a prophecy, and a dark evil that threatens magic itself and wears his face.
  6. Treasure Island Jim Hawkins embarks on an adventure when he finds himself in possession of a map to buried Treasure.
  7. The Shovels of Newton French Robert Louis Stevenson’s last novel, a family epic spanning six generations.
  8. Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation Bizarre and affecting short story collection that mysteriously only contains twelve tales.



Books with Books!

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