BOOK RIOT
A List of Books About Reading

Now that we’ve written a book about what to read and why, we’re even more curious than usual about other books in the genre. So last week, we asked you to tell us about your favorite books about reading. Here’s a round-up of the recommendations from Facebook, Twitter, and the comments section. Enjoy!

Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

The Anatomy of Bibliomania by Holbrook Jackson

How Beautiful It Is: And How Easily It Can Be Broken by Daneil Mendelsohn

The New Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman and John S. Major

The Joy of Reading by Charles Van Doren

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan

The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Let’s Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14 by Erica Bauermeister and Holly Smith

Reading Like a Writer by Francise Prose

How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel

The Dancing Mind by Toni Morrison

Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust series

Letters to Alice: On First Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon

anything by Michael Dirda

Used and Rare by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

anything by Nicholas Basbanes

Booked to Die by John Dunning

Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman

How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom

Okay, hit us: what did we miss?

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    Yay, more stuff to read!…. Yay…
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  6. confidenceinrain answered: A Pound of Paper?
  7. jessamine answered: What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics by Adrienne Rich
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    I should read some of these lol
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  13. thehonestharlot answered: I really enjoyed “Beautiful & Pointless” by David Orr. A great book about modern poetry.
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